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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Cardiff City ~ Cham MD13 21/22

last updated Tuesday 19th October 2021, 7:30 PM

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Fulham vrs Cardiff City

Championship Match Day 13 2021 at Craven Cottage

Wednesday 20th October 2021    KO: 19:45

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex)

Live on Sky

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham will face Cardiff on Wednesday without Fabio Carvalho, Joe Bryan and Ivan Cavaleiro.

Bryan and Cavaliero suffered knocks on Saturday during the 4-1 win over QPR.

And Carvalho, who has been out with a toe injury, has tested positive for Covid-19.

“Unfortunately, Fabio got Covid,” said boss Marco Silva. “He’s now recovering from that situation. “We think everything is normal, and we don’t think he has a bad reaction. But he has to stop 10 days and now has to recover to get his fitness back.”

However, defender Kenny Tete is back in full training and available to play some part.

“He can be involved if I decide,” said Silva. “Of course he’s not ready to play 90 minutes, but he’s ready to help the team. “He’s like Tom Cairney; he needs more training sessions and minutes in his legs to be (fully) ready.”

Silva was cagey about Marek Rodak getting a run of games in goal after displacing Paulo Gazzaniga against Rangers, but confirmed the Slovakia international will start against the Bluebirds. He said: “We’ll see about the future, but Marek will start tomorrow night.”

Bobby Decordova Reid is expected to be handed a place in the Fulham XI after replacing the injured Ivan Cavaleiro against QPR.

Antonee Robinson should return at left-back in place of Joe Bryan, while Nathaniel Chalobah is an option if Silva wants to freshen up his midfield.

The Whites take on a Cardiff side which has lost six Championship matches on the bounce. “They have lost six and it’s tough, and their confidence is not at the top,” Silva said. “But they are a physical team and it’s up to us to control the game we want to play.”

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

Cardiff City
Cardiff City coach Mick McCarthy
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McCarthy will almost certainly make alterations to his Cardiff starting lineup with Will Vaulks a likely inclusion in midfield.

The versatile Rubin Colwill could feature on the right-hand side of midfield or play in close proximity to Kieffer Moore.

With changes to the backline expected, Perry Ng may feature at right-back.

Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Smithies; Ng, Morrison, Flint, Nelson, Brown; Colwill, Ralls, Vaulks, Giles; Moore

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