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Leeds United vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 03 1617 at Elland Road

Tuesday 16th August 2016    KO: 19:45

Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)

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Leeds United manager  Garry Monk
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Leeds United are hoping to strike a deal for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt ahead of their clash with Fulham.

The Whites have lost their first two Championship games under Garry Monk and Bridcutt, who was on loan with the club last season, is seen as a remedy to that ill.

Full-back Gaetano Berardi is out for up to six weeks so Luke Ayling will continue after an impressive debut against Birmingham.

Monk looks likely to stick with striker Chris Wood after an indifferent start to the season.

  • Leeds have won only one of their last five games against Fulham, a 3-0 win at Craven Cottage in March 2015.

  • Leeds have lost their last two league games at Elland Road (both 1-2); they've not suffered three successive home defeats since October 2015 (a run of four).

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    Fulham midfielder Jozabed Sanchez Ruiz could make his debut at Elland Road.

    Jozabed joined the Cottagers from Rayo Vallecano last week but was not included in the side that beat Preston on Saturday.

    Defender Ryan Fredericks remains unavailable as he recovers from ankle surgery while David Button is expected to keep his place in goal, despite the return to fitness of Marcus Bettinelli.

    Fulham will be looking to maintain a 100 per cent start to the season after winning both of their opening two matches.

  • Fulham are unbeaten in two league trips to Elland Road - they haven't gone three without defeat in West Yorkshire since April 1966.

  • Matt Smith has scored in back-to-back Championship games for Fulham for the first time since August 2015. The striker has already equalled his goal tally in the league from 2015-16.

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