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Fulham vrs Southampton

Premier League Match Day 13 1819 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 24th November 2018    KO: 15:00

Referee: Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)


Claudio Ranieri
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Claudio Ranieri
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New Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has two injury doubts ahead of his first game in charge at home to fellow Premier League strugglers Southampton.

Kevin McDonald (hamstring) remains sidelined with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa also ruled out by Ranieri with an unspecified issue, although Joe Bryan should be fit enough to return to the squad following his own hamstring problem.

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri: "Today I said this: restart every time. We can win, lose and restart tomorrow. Forget the past.

"I showed to them some videos from the previous game and I said what is right and what is wrong.

"One thing is to watch, but after we have been on the pitch to repeat the movement and slowly, slowly they get better.

"It's not possible for everything we do on the pitch to repeat, there will be some mistakes and I hope [after] these mistakes there isn't a goal."

Southampton Manager Mark Hughes
Southampton Manager
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Southampton are without the suspended Ryan Bertrand for their visit to Craven Cottage.

The England left-back serves a one-match ban for collecting five bookings and will be replaced by Matt Targett, who helped Fulham into the top flight while on loan at Craven Cottage last season.

Danny Ings is a major doubt after picking up a knock in the home draw with Watford before the international break, but Moi Elyounoussi (hamstring) and Mario Lemina (thigh) should be available.

Southampton boss Mark Hughes shrugged off talk of his future before the crunch trip to Craven Cottage, where he is sure to receive a hostile reception on his return, by saying: “There will always be speculation and I call it noise.

“Once a manager departs after a lot of noise that noise switches to someone else and all the negative stats come out.

“A little bit of the noise is around me at the moment which is the nature of the role that I have. It will go away with a few good results.

“It becomes a little bit predictable and you understand how it works.

“After 20 years doing this job, it’s nothing I haven’t seen and dealt with before. It’s part of the job and doesn’t faze me.”

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