It's fair to say that West Ham have had a pretty hard run of games over the last week, and it won't get any easier when Chelsea come calling at lunchtime on Saturday.
The Hammers were poor defensively against Spurs last Sunday, eventually losing the game 3-1.
It wasn't a performance that you'd usually associate with a Sam Allardyce team.
Normally, his sides are well-drilled and disciplined, so he must have been disappointed with the way Sunday's game went.
On Wednesday night at Old Trafford, the Hammers were much more like themselves and if it weren't for a deflected Robin van Persie strike, they might have come away with a point.
They restricted Manchester United to very few chances and that will have pleased Big Sam.
The fact that Andy Carroll scored his first goal for the club in their 3-1 loss at Spurs bodes well for West Ham, and the player himself.
Carroll looks more comfortable at West Ham than he ever did at Liverpool and if I were David Gold or David Sullivan, I'd do everything I could to get him signed up permanently.
West Ham are typically strong at home and they'll want to give their fans something to cheer about this weekend, when the visitors to Upton Park are Chelsea.
To say that the Chelsea punters have given Rafael Benitez a frosty reception since his appointment as interim boss last week would be an understatement.
The fans have been critical of the Spaniard after some of his comments and actions when he was in charge at Liverpool.
This is just my opinion, but it's time that some of those fans got a grip.
They're booing Benitez and showing signs of their discontent at his appointment, but it's not Rafa's fault.
The Chelsea fans should be directing their anger at Roman Abramovich for being too trigger-happy with his managers.
Benitez will just be the next name on a long list of managers that Roman has fired by the time the season is over.
Mourinho, Ancelotti, Scolari, Villas-Boas and Di Matteo have all been shown the door by Abramovich, so maybe the Chelsea fans should start showing their frustration at the chairman instead of whoever's got the misfortune to be in the manager's chair.
In terms of Chelsea's performances since Benitez took over, it'd be fair to say that they've not been spectacular.
He's got to try to build from the back and make sure Chelsea are defensively solid. He won't be able to do that if David Luiz is playing.
How he didn't concede a penalty against Manchester City last Sunday is beyond me.
He was all over Vincent Kompany and pretty much took the shirt off his back.
Luiz is a liability at times, so Chelsea either have to find a way to accommodate him or move him on.
Whilst we're on about players who might need to move on, for me, Fernando Torres must be the biggest transfer flop in the last decade.
When he first came to England, he had so much talent, ability and presence that he could scare any defender in the world, but now, he puts that same fear into the hearts of his own supporters when he gets a goalscoring opportunity.
Regardless of who's in charge at Chelsea, they need to have a major overhaul of the playing staff.
Some of the recognised names in the squad like Cole, Terry, Luiz and Torres haven't pulled their weight on a regular basis for some time now, and it's about time they bucked up their ideas or were shipped out.
I like Rafael Benitez, but I think everyone will agree that he's on a hiding to nothing at Chelsea.
The sad thing is that I don't see things getting any easier for the Spaniard this weekend.
I firmly believe that West Ham United will build on Wednesday's performance against Manchester United and come away with all three points on Saturday, winning 3-1.