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Fulham welcome Sheffield Wednesday ~ Team News Ch. MD04

last updated Friday 18th August 2017, 9:08 PM

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Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Championship Match Day 04 1718 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 19th August 2017    KO: 15:00


Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham will be without Lucas Piazon for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.

The on-loan Chelsea midfielder faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he suffered a broken leg in Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Leeds.

Boss Slavisa Jokanovic could add Sheyi Ojo to his squad after signing the young forward on loan from Liverpool.

Tom Cairney's knee injury will be assessed while Tomas Kalas returns from suspension.

Fulham have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 matches against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions (4-0 in Dec 2014), with Marcus Bettinelli keeping net in that clash.

Fulham have drawn their opening three league games to a season - they've never opened the campaign with four draws.

Sheffield Wednesday
Sheff Wed Manager Carlos Carvalhal
Sheff Wed
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Sheffield Wednesday's latest signing Frederico Venancio could make his debut for the club.

Centre-half Venancio has joined on a season-long loan from Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal and is likely to feature if Glenn Loovens fails to recover from the back injury that ruled him out of the midweek draw against Sunderland.

Sam Hutchinson and fellow midfielder Almen Abdi will be assessed as they manage respective ongoing knee problems, while summer signing George Boyd, Jordan Rhodes and Steven Fletcher are pushing for recalls.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal must decide whether to recall Fernando Forestieri, who has missed two games following a training ground bust-up with team-mate Sam Winnall.

he Owls won all three matches vs Fulham in 2015-16 but failed to win either Championship fixture against the Lilywhites in 2016-17 (D1 L1).

Including play-offs, Sheffield Wednesday have lost just one of their last six Championship away games (W3 D2), though it was their season opener against Preston.

Sam Winnall has scored in three of his last five league appearances for Sheffield Wednesday, this after netting in one of his first 11.

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