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Fulham welcome Cardiff City ~ Ch. Team News MD06

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Fulham vrs Cardiff City

Championship Match Day 06 1718 Craven Cottage

Saturday 9th September 2017     KO: 15:00pm

Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)


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Fulham can add Yohan Mollo and Jordan Graham to their squad for the visit of Cardiff.

Mollo was a deadline-day signing from Zenit St Petersburg and fellow wideman Graham arrived from Wolves on a season-long loan.

Another new loan signing, Rafa Soares, is battling to shake off an ankle injury and Lucas Piazon is out with a broken leg.

Midfielder Tom Cairney will be assessed after dropping out of the Scotland squad with a knee problem.

The Cottagers have not kept a clean sheet against Cardiff in any competition in their last 19 games against them, since a 2-0 win in March 1989.

These sides have not shared a goalless draw in a league game since December 1974, with there being at least one goal in each of the last 30 games between the sides.

Fulham have lost just one of their last 11 league games (W6 D4), though it was in their last such match at home (0-1 vs Sheffield Wednesday).

Fulham are averaging just 0.8 goals per game in the Championship so far this season. They averaged 1.8 per game in the 2016/17 campaign (excluding play-offs).

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Sheff Wed Manager Neil Warnock
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Championship leaders Cardiff will be looking to extend their 100% start to the season.

Boss Neil Warnock could give debuts to new signings Craig Bryson and Liam Feeney.

Cardiff defender Matt Connolly is fit for the trip to Craven Cottage after recovering from an ankle problem.

"You'll always lose Matt for five or six games with his ankles, I had the same at QPR with him. I'm afraid he's got ankles like pieces of paper at times," boss Neil Warnock said.

Lee Camp and Callum Paterson are in training following spells in the treatment room but are unlikely to be back in action until next month.

Kadeem Harris and Rhys Healey remain on the long-term absentee list.

Neil Warnock has never won an away league match at Fulham (D2 L7), with his last visit ending in a 6-0 defeat for his QPR side in the Premier League in October 2011.

None of the last six clubs top of the Championship at the end of August have gone on to win automatic promotion and only two have finished in the top six.

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