However, Dimitar Berbatov will start on the bench for Fulham after he joined from Manchester United on deadline day.
Ricardo Vaz Te has been selected by Sam Allardyce to play in behind Andy Carroll.
Kevin Nolan and Mark Noble will start in midfield, facing Steve Sidwell and Mahamadou Diarra in the Cottagers' central midfield lineup.
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Reid, Collins, O'Brien; Nolan, Noble, Diame, Taylor; Vaz Te; Carroll
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise; Duff, Sidwell, Diarra, Richardson; Rodallega, Petric