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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham visit Newcastle United ~ Prem MD 17 ~ 23/24

last updated Friday 15th December 2023, 9:21 PM

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Newcastle United vrs Fulham

Premier League Match Day 17 23_24 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 16th December 2023,    KO: 15:00

Samuel Barrott (West Riding)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
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Fulham winger Willian caused concerns during the pummelling of West Ham last weekend, as the former Arsenal and Chelsea man had to be withdrawn at half time with a thigh problem, but he trained on Thursday and should be available for the weekend.

Additionally, Issa Diop could be in contention to make the squad after recovering from a foot problem, but Adama Traore (thigh) is still not ready, while Tim Ream is nursing a calf injury and is not expected back before Christmas.

Wilson's stellar cameo against the Irons softened the blow of losing Willian, though, as the Welshman bagged a stunning goal and unselfishly laid off Vinicius in the second half of that five-goal success, so a start surely awaits the 26-year-old at St James' Park.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Cairney, Palhinha; Iwobi, Pereira, Wilson; Jimenez

Newcastle United

Newcastle United coach Eddie Howe
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The perennial Newcastle injury crisis worsened yet again during the defeat to Milan, where Anthony Gordon and Kieran Trippier both left the field with issues in the second period, although the latter is suspended for Saturday's game anyway; Tino Livramento should switch across to the right to fill the void.

With Gordon also feeling tightness in his hamstring, it would be a surprise to see the winger given the all-clear to face the Cottagers, so Alexander Isak could be deployed up top alongside Callum Wilson unless Howe opts to start Lewis Hall in an attacking capacity

The latter scenario is not beyond the realm of possibility after Dan Burn made his return from a back issue in midweek, but Sandro Tonali (suspended), Harvey Barnes (foot), Nick Pope (shoulder), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Javi Manquillo (groin), Matt Targett (thigh), Joe Willock (calf), Elliot Anderson (back) and Sven Botman (knee) will not play a part.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Livramento, Lascelles, Schar, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Hall

Source Ben Knapton at SportsMole
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