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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Derby County Cham MD19 21/22

last updated Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 7:46 PM

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Fulham vrs Derby County

Championship Match Day 19 2122 at Craven Cottage

Wednesday 24th November 2021    KO: 19:45

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Live on Sky Red Button

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham sit atop the Championship table heading into the midweek round of fixtures and they’ll be looking to make sure that remains the case for the rest of this season.

The Whites have had an excellent run of form in recent weeks with them winning game after game, scoring for fun and conceding very few.

Indeed, this all stems back from the end of the October international break where they beat QPR 4-1 and they’re certainly looking hard to beat right now.

Derby County have that task in front of them tomorrow night, then, and this is the XI we could see Fulham name for what’s set to be a chilly evening at Craven Cottage:

The front four all bagged at the weekend so could remain the same, though the likes of Bobby Decordova-Reid would hardly be a surprising returnee to the starting line-up after being given a bit of a rest at the weekend following the international break.

In midfield, Jean Michael Seri is another player who could well return to the middle of the park, to likely partner either Tom Cairney or Harrison Reed, whilst the defence largely picks itself right now barring one likely change.

Tosin Adarabioyo’s suspension came to an end at the conclusion of the Barnsley game so is back available, and so we could see him come in to replace Michael Hector – though he has done well in recent weeks it must be said.

Certainly, Fulham’s squad is looking pretty untouchable and whatever side gets named tomorrow night, you would expect it to emerge victorious.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Tete, Hector, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Cairney; Wilson, Carvalho, Kebano; Mitrovic

Derby County
Derby County coach Wayne Rooney
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After toppling high-flying AFC Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, Derby County face an even tougher test as they face table-topping Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night.ne r

eturns from suspension and should take the place of Festy Ebosele at right-back. The Rams make the trip to the capital on the back of a 3-2 victory over the Cherries, and it was one that got them back onto zero points in the Championship after a further nine-point deduction from the EFL during the week.

Momentum is clearly with Wayne Rooney’s side right now but they’ll need something special to defeat Marco Silva’s in-form side, especially with Aleksandar Mitrovic in their team.

Much like Rooney did against West Brom earlier in the season, he could switch to a three centre-back system to try and nullify the attacking threat of the hosts.

That could see a return to the line-up for Craig Forsyth to make up an experienced trio, and the injury lay-off to Lee Buchanan could see another chance given to young Dylan Williams, who played well at left-wing-back against the Baggies in September.

On the other side of the pitch Festy Ebosele should really keep his place over Nathan Byrne, who returns from a one-match ban but the Irishman has performed well when given the chance.

Another injury to Sam Baldock means that he will not take part tomorrow evening and that surely means a direct swap with Colin Kazim-Richards to add a more physical dimension to the attack.

Of course if the formation is changed to a 5-4-1 then it means a midfielder from Sunday will have to make way and despite impressive, Liam Thompson in this case would potentially be on the bench for Forsyth to come in.

Derby County possible starting lineup:
Roos; Jagielka, Davies, Forsyth; Ebosele, Williams, Bird, Shinnie, Knight, Lawrence; Kazim-Richards

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