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last updated Monday 06th September 2010, 12:11 PM

Fulham have failed to beat Wolves in 4 Premier League matches and have drawn blanks in 2 goalless draws in home matches against the Wanderers.

So the early quotes for a home win from the bookies of 8/11 may be a little on the short side as Mark Hughes searches for his first league win as Fulham boss.

Wolves have made a solid start to the new campaign and remain unbeaten, including a creditable point at Goodison Park and a home win against Stoke.

The good news for Mick McCarthy has been the early season form of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who has matched his goals tally of 2 league goals from last season in just 3 games this time around. Ebanks-Blake was prolific in the Championship for both Plymouth and Wolves but struggled to make the step up last campaign.

With one time Fulham target Kevin Doyle alongside Ebanks-Blake, Wolves appear to have more cutting edge than last season when they managed just 32 goals, the lowest total in the top flight.

Ex Fulham stopper Marcus Hahnemann has established himself as first choice keeper for Wolves, the American made just 2 league appearances for The Whites before his career took off at Reading.

Wolves had 7 players booked in their last match against Newcastle and will look to stop Fulham playing in what could be a physical encounter.

Fulham also remain unbeaten with 3 draws. A home win against Wolves would turn a solid start into something much more encouraging. If Fulham can match the intensity and quality shown against Man Utd then there is every chance that Fulhams longest unbeaten start to a Premier League season can be extended to 4 games.

With the transfer window now shut (unless Spurs fancy signing anyone else), Fulham can rely on the services of Mark Schwarzer at least until January. Schwarzer played for Australia last week and if his head is right will make his first appearance of the season.

Fitness doubts over Bobby Zamora remain, but their could be a debut for Mexican international Carlos Salcido at left back.

Fulham fans will be keen to get another look at Moussa Dembele who has been a revelation so far and adds a bit of flair to the framework left behind by Roy Hodgson.

Source http://www.footballpundit.com/2010/09/fulham-v-wolves.html

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