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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Newcastle United ~ Prem MD 32 ~ 23/24

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Fulham v Newcastle United

Premiership Match Day 32 23/24 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 6th April 2024    KO: 15:00

Referee: Sam Allison (Wiltshire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Not one Fulham player was missing from Silva's squad through injury against Nottingham Forest, and the Cottagers boss should have a fully-fit contingent available again, but alterations appear to be inevitable after Tuesday's triple first-half change.

Indeed, all of Sasa Lukic, Alex Iwobi and Harry Wilson were sacrificed in the 33rd minute - the second-quickest time that a Premier League manager has made three substitutions - although Silva did not single any one of them out for a particularly shoddy performance.

Nevertheless, Willian, Bobby Decordova-Reid and either Harrison Reed or Tom Cairney should now freshen up the Cottagers' XI, while Timothy Castagne will likely displace Kenny Tete at right-back too.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Muniz

Newcastle United

Newcastle United coach Eddie Howe
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While the Fulham treatment room remains unoccupied, a decimated Newcastle will remain without at least a full 11 for the trip to Craven Cottage, including recent ACL victims Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles.

The already-suspended Sandro Tonali is now facing further charges over alleged betting offences from his first two months at Newcastle, and he remains on the absentee list with Lewis Miley (back), Callum Wilson (chest), Nick Pope (shoulder), Miguel Almiron (knee), Valentino Livramento (ankle), Joelinton (thigh), Kieran Trippier (calf) and Matt Targett (Achilles).

However, Lewis Hall ought to be fine after being forced off in the second half against Everton with fatigue, while Anthony Gordon will reinforce Howe's ravaged ranks upon his return from suspension and could immediately oust Jacob Murphy for a start up top.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Burn, Hall; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Barnes, Isak, Gordon

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