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Fulham welcome Brentford ~ Team News Cham. MD45

last updated Saturday 29th April 2017, 2:46 PM

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Fulham vrs Brentford

Championship Match Day 45. 1617 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 29th April 2017     KO: 15:00

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)


Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham hope Stefan Johansen will be fit for the west London derby against Brentford.

The Norwegian midfielder scored twice in the 4-1 win over Huddersfield last weekend but limped off with five minutes remaining.

Striker Chris Martin misses out again as he completes a three-match suspension.

The Cottagers know a win will seal their place in the play-offs as they are three points ahead of Leeds with a vastly superior goal difference.

Fulham last played Brentford at The Cottage in December 2015 when we drew 2-2 .

In Brentford's last five visits, Fulhan have drawn three and lost two.

Fulham have won just one of their last 16 home games against Brentford in all competitions (D8 L7).

Fulham have won four league games in a row for the first time since December 2000; they last won five consecutively in October 2000, during a run of 12 wins in a row.

Fulham have won 25 points from losing positions in the Championship this season - at least five more than any other team.


Brentford manager Dean Smith
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Brentford face their second derby in a week having beaten QPR at home last Saturday.

They will check on midfielder Ryan Woods, who is struggling with a foot injury.

Defender Andreas Bjelland is fit after a hamstring problem but is unlikely to be thrust straight into the starting line-up.

Alan McCormack is not expected to be risked following a groin injury but Lasse Vibe should be available after having stitches in his ankle removed.

The Bees haven't lost twice to Fulham in a single league season since the 1947-48 campaign.

No Championship player has been directly involved in more goals in 2017 than Brentford's Jota (12 goals, five assists).

Brentford have won five of their last seven league games (D1 L1), scoring 18 goals in the process.

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