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Fulham visit Ipswich ~ Team News Ch. MD05

last updated Friday 25th August 2017, 4:06 PM



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Ipswich Town vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 05 1718 Portman Road Stadium

Saturday 26th August 2017     KO: 15:00pm

Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)



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Ipswich forward David McGoldrick could miss the visit of Fulham as his wife is close to giving birth.

Boss Mick McCarthy is set to recall his regular starters following the midweek Carabao Cup defeat at Crystal Palace as Town aim to win their opening five league games for the first time.

Midfielder Cole Skuse has been struggling will illness, but is back in training. Tom Adeyemi (calf) and Luke Hyam (ankle) are stepping up their recovery, although Emyr Huws is set for Achilles surgery.

Captain Luke Chambers (ankle), defender Tommy Smith (hamstring), Adam Webster (ankle) and midfielder Teddy Bishop (hernia) all continue their rehabilitation, while Andre Dozzell is expected to miss most of the campaign having suffered a torn cruciate ligament in his knee.

Ipswich are winless in their last three games against Fulham in the league (D1 L2), following a four-match winning run

Ipswich have won their opening four league games for the first time since 1999-00. They have never won their first five in a league campaign

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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic made 11 changes as his side crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Bristol Rovers in midweek.

The likes of Tomas Kalas, Ryan Sessegnon, Tom Cairney, Kevin McDonald and Sone Aluko are set to return to the starting line-up at Portman Road.

However, fit-again goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli will hope he did enough against Rovers to keep his place ahead of David Button.

New loan signing Rafa Soares will not be fit until after the international break due to an ankle injury and Lucas Piazon is out with a broken leg.rt of last season, no Championship side has scored more league goals (exc. play-offs) than Fulham (86).

Ipswich are winless in their last three games against Fulham in the league (D1 L2), following a four-match winning run

In 2016-17, the Whites won both home and away in a single season against the Tractor Boys for the first time since 1958-59

Fulham have failed to score in their last two league games; they haven't been goalless in three successive games in a row since January 2015

The Cottagers have lost just one of their last 10 Championship league games on the road (W6 D3), unbeaten in their last five (W3 D2)























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