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PREVIEW ~ Fulham visit Swansea City ~ Cham MD35 ~ 21/22

last updated Tuesday 08th March 2022, 11:06 AM

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Swansea City versus Fulham

Championship Match Day 35 21/22 at Swansea.com Stadium

Tuesday 8th March 2022     KO: 19:45

Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
Marco Silva
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Swansea City coach Russell Martin
Swansea City coach
Russell Martin
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Leaders Fulham Fulham make the trip to Swansea City on Tuesday evening with the opportunity to extend their 11-point advantage at the top of the Championship standings.

At a time when the Cottagers have prevailed in five of their last six fixtures, 16th-placed Swansea have collected 12 points of their own over the same amount of games.

While Marco Silva would prefer to see his Fulham side continuing with their goalfests for the remainder of the season, the Portuguese will much prefer that more points are added to their total with regularity.

That is how things are currently panning out with 15 points coming from a possible 18, their latest success coming on Saturday as they defeated Blackburn Rovers by a 2-0 scoreline.

Neeskens Kebano and Harry Wilson both got on the scoresheet in the first half, chipping in with important contributions on an off day for Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Realistically, third-placed Bournemouth remain their nearest challengers due to having two matches in hand, but the Cottagers would still hold a six-point advantage even if the Cherries gain maximum points from that double-header.

Although five wins from their last 12 games would likely be enough to secure a return to the top flight, Silva will settle for nothing less than winning the Championship title.

If recent results are anything to go by, Swansea will prove to be tough opposition with Russell Martin's team producing two much-improved performances over the past week.

After netting two late goals to see off West Bromwich Albion, the Welsh outfit backed up that result with a 3-1 success over another promotion-chasing team in Coventry City.

Michael Obafemi made it four goals in six appearances with a double, getting on the scoresheet after Jamie Paterson had netted his first strike since November 27.

Swansea's resurgence has likely come too late to put together a late bid for the playoffs, but having at least one game in hand on all of their nearest rivals, there is scope to get back into the mix.

While Swansea only possess the 14th-best home record in the division, they have posted four wins from five in front of their own supporters.

Source Darren Plant at SportsMole
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