Manager Roy Hodgson believes that his Fulham squad have shown signs of fatigue in recent times, having failed to win any of their last four games.
The Cottagers have been beaten three times on home soil in the Premier League this season, with two of those losses coming on their last two outings against Hull City and Blackburn Rovers.
Hodgson commented: "We've not had many opportunities to rest recently, but we've had two days to try and lick our wounds and get some energy back into the players.
"Of course it concerns me because Blackburn had ten or eleven days to prepare for the last game, we didn't and that showed. I think we tired more than they did.
"We have a small squad and we've lost a few through injuries. We always knew we'd be stretched if we got injuries and the fatigue factor was always going to be a problem for us as well.
"Next season I'm hoping the squad will be both bigger and stronger.
"We've got to pick ourselves up from these last two defeats, because I've always said we can't afford to stop looking over our shoulder."