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Team News ~ Fulham face Crystal Palace ~ Prem MD06 20/21

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Fulham vrs Crystal Palace

Premier League Match Day 06 2021 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 24th October 2020 ~ KO: 15.00

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

Live on BT Sport Box Office


Fulham Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Coach
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Fulham manager Scott Parker has no new injury concerns to contend with as his side look to build on their first point of the season when they take on Crystal Palace on Saturday.

However, the Fulham boss would not be drawn into a timescale for the return of new signing Joachim Andersen, who sustained damage to his ankle ligaments just days after the Dane signed for the west London side on loan from Lyon.

Kenny Tete, Terence Kongolo and Josh Onomah will remain sidelined, with the latter expected to remain absent for a long time after being left out of Parker's 25-man Premier League squad.

Harrison Reed has returned to training this week, although is not expected to feature at the weekend.

That would mean another start for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan with Palace.

Crystal Palace
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Gary Cahill will play no part in this match after being on the end of Lewis Dunk's red-card challenge in the derby last weekend, leaving him with a swollen shin.

Defensive absentees has been a story of Palace's season so far, although those are easing now and James Tomkins could be in contention here as he builds his way back up to match fitness.

Saturday's match will come too soon for Nathan Ferguson and Wayne Hennessey, while domestic deadline-day arrival Jack Butland is unavailable to fill in for the latter after testing positive for COVID-19.

Jordan Ayew has also tested positive and will therefore play no part, while Connor Wickham and James McCarthy are also still sidelined.

Zaha will be looking to continue his purple patch which has already seen him equal last season's four-goal haul, with those earning five of Palace's seven points so far this term.

Source Barney Corkhill at Sports Mole/SkySport
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