West Ham produced a dreadful performance at Fulham which resulted in a 5-0 thrashing, with ExWHUEmployee giving his thoughts.

After what was an outstanding night on Thursday, whereby our Hammers came from behind to beat rivals Spurs in their backyard, it felt like a significant reality check on Sunday, with West Ham utterly humiliated in west London.

Although Fulham did play well overall, David Moyes’ side were very poor, and it was certaintly an afternoon many will be hoping to forget fast with pressure on to put it right when we face Freiburg in the Europa League top-spot decider this Thursday at the London Stadium.

Our Podcast co-host and club insider ExWHUEmployee was understandably very unhappy with the display at Craven Cottage on Sunday, with Ex stating that David Moyes should have taken the opportunity to play some of the in-form Academy players, rather than those who were nursing an illness leading into the fixture.

“Unfortunately after the buzz of spurs on Thursday we came crashing down with a bang this weekend against Fulham,” stated Ex. “As we exclusively revealed in the morning, the side had a virus going through it, however you would think as a result the manager would have used it as a chance to play some of the Academy players – who would have at a minimum given full effort in the game.

“It would have also maybe would have provided the senior squad and the manager a valid reason for the defeat – but after picking that team and then mentioning it after the result, it now looks like an excuse rather than a legitimate explanation.

“Whilst I probably would have taken 3 points at the start of the week, it’s another massively concerning performance on the record books.”