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PREVIEW ~ Fulham welcome Birmingham City Cham MD25 ~ 21/22

last updated Monday 17th January 2022, 2:58 PM

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Fulham vrs Birmingham City

Championship Match Day 26 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 18th January 2022    KO: 19:45

Referee: Gavin Ward (Surrey)

Live on Sky

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
Marco Silva
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Birmingham  City Coach Lee Bowyer
Birmingham City Coach
Lee Bowyer
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Fulham play host to Birmingham City on Tuesday evening with the opportunity to move five points clear at the top of the Championship standings.

Meanwhile, Blues are winless in their last five league games, leaving Lee Bowyer's side nine points above the relegation zone.

At times this season, Fulham have frustrated their supporters, putting together two spells of disappointing results which have undermined their overall brilliance.

However, Marco Silva's side now seem back to the best, the Cottagers remarkably scoring 13 times during victories over Reading and Bristol City.

While neither of their recent opponents are the best that the Championship has to offer, Fulham were ruthless on both occasions with the goals being shared among their talented forward line.

Aleksandar Mitrovic now has 27 goals and seven assists in the second tier, a monumental effort from the Serbian, while Harry Wilson is now up to eight strikes and 10 assists.

Nevertheless, still only sitting two points above Bournemouth, Silva knows that the hard work will continue, albeit against opponents who they have already defeated twice this season.

The clubs squared off twice during the early weeks of the campaign, Fulham following a 2-0 win at St Andrew's in the EFL Cup with a 4-1 triumph at the same ground in the league.

Now sitting down in 18th position, consolidation is now very much the priority for Bowyer and his Blues squad, who have just one win to their name in their last 10 in all competitions.

On the back of losing to Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup, a 1-1 draw at improving Preston North End on Saturday was a much-needed step in the right direction.

Top goalscorer Scott Hogan netted his first goal in over two months at Deepdale, taking his tally to the campaign to seven from 22 games.

Source Darren Plant at SportsMole
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