After Thursday night's heroics the Hammers have the short trip across London to take on Brentford today. Lying in sixth with Man Utd and Arsenal suffering the wobbles, today's clash presents a great opportunity to assert their European credentials.
However, having played all of the second half down to ten men, and with Moyes refusing to break his conservative approach to substitutions, fatigue may be a factor today.
Moreover, the Bees are buzzing just now having won three of their last four, including a 4-1 thrashing of Chelsea last weekend. Brentford are a momentum side and with the freedom of mid-table safety will play with abandon.
Hammers fans always knew that a thin squad would take it's toll, and will hope that they can dink a win today without busting their guts in the lead up to the trip to Lyon next Thursday.
So, Brentford will want to dance while the Hammers will look to keep it tight. Moyes selections at full back will be interesting as he may want to trial Fredericks or Johnson at left back ahead of Lyon where Cresswell will be absent, while Vlad Coufal is needed at right back and really needs some game time!
In good news for the Hammers, Mark Lawrenson predicts a 2-1 win for Brentford, so given his usual inaccuracy about all things West Ham, we shoukd get at least a point!