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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Bournemouth Cham MD21 21/22

last updated Friday 03rd December 2021, 10:03 AM

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Fulham vrs Bournemouth

Championship Match Day 21 2122 at Deepdale

Friday 3rd December 2021    KO: 19:45

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex)

Live on SkySports

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Arguably the biggest game of the Sky Bet Championship season so far takes place this evening at Craven Cottage as Fulham welcome title rivals Bournemouth to SW6.

The two sides have been a cut above the rest of the division so far and, as things stand, are in their own private battle for the Championship trophy, with both currently looking good to win promotion at least.

For Fulham, home advantage could well be key and Marco Silva has a rather healthy squad to pick his side from tonight.

Tom Cairney is back available after illness ruled him out for the last two games, but could have to remain on the bench with Harrison Reed and Jean Michael Seri starting in front of him. While Bobby Decordova-Reid is an alternative in the final third.

Elsewhere, it’s a side that could remain pretty similar to the one we saw at Preston North End, with Silva needing to just decide which personnel he thinks are up to tonight’s task.

It’s a big game for both sides tonight, and whichever set of players steps up to the mark could take a big stride towards their promotion goal at the end of this campaign.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Odoi, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Seri, Reed; Wilson, Carvalho, Kebano; Mitrovic

Bournemouth Coach Scott Parker
Bournemouth Coach
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Bournemouth coach Scott Parker has an obvious added incentive to win the game as it’s away from home against a former side but he won’t be letting emotion get the better of him, with the same three points at stake as any other league game.

He has some selection headaches to deal with, too, after suggesting that Gary Cahill, Lloyd Kelly, Jordan Zemura, Ben Pearson, Junior Stanislas, Robbie Brady and Adam Smith could all be missing thanks to various injury problems.

Jefferson Lerma is out, too, after picking up a red card last time out in the draw with Coventry.

Even so, a pretty strong Cherries side can still be named and they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways at the perfect time tonight in SW6:

Preston North End possible starting lineup:
Travers; Stacey, Mepham, Cook, Davis; Kilkenny, Cook, Billing; Christie, Solanke, Anthony

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