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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham visit Aston Villa ~ Prem MD 32 ~ 22/23

last updated Tuesday 25th April 2023, 11:32 AM

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Aston Villa vrs Fulham

Premiership Match Day 32 2223 at Villa Park

Tuesday 25th April 2023    KO: 19:45

Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield)

Live on BT Sport 2

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham will be boosted by the return of Daniel James, who was unable to face parent club Leeds at the weekend, but Mitrovic must serve the fifth of his lengthy seven-game suspension.

Left-back Layvin Kurzawa continues to be troubled by a knee injury and may not return until next month either, but Silva should otherwise be working with a near-identical squad from the weekend, and Neeskens Kebano was able to make his welcome return from a long-term Achilles problem on Saturday.

The return of James could tempt Silva into an attacking alteration, with Bobby Decordova-Reid at risk of losing his spot in the XI as the effervescent pairing of Wilson and Willian continue to strut their stuff out wide.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Wilson, Pereira, Willian; James

Aston Villa

Aston Villa coach Unai Emery
Aston Villa Coach
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Due to a stomach bug which had been plaguing him before the game, Villa number one Emiliano Martinez only lasted until half time against Brentford before having to be replaced by Robin Olsen, who counted his lucky starts when Kevin Schade missed an open goal after the Swede spilled the ball into his path.

However, Villa are optimistic that Martinez's illness will not impact his availability for Tuesday's game, but the same cannot be said for Philippe Coutinho (thigh), Leon Bailey (thigh), Boubacar Kamara (ankle) or Matty Cash (ankle).

While Bertrand Traore and Jhon Duran could offer something a bit different from the bench, it would not be a shock to see Emery send out the same starting XI, as Watkins aims to increase his goal tally to 15 for the Premier League season.

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno; McGinn, Dendoncker, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins

Source Ben Knapton at SportsMole
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