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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Sheffield United ~ Prem MD 08 ~ 23/24

last updated Saturday 07th October 2023, 10:07 AM

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Fulham vrs Sheffield United

Premier League Match Day 08 22_23 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 7th October 2023,    KO: 15:00

Referee: Samuel Barrott (West Riding)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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One positive from Fulham's loss to Chelsea was that the Cottagers ended the game without any fresh injury concerns, and Sasa Lukic was able to make a cameo appearance off the bench following a recent knee injury.

However, Kenny Tete's unspecified problem did not let up in time for him to take part in the derby, and he remains out for this weekend too, while Tosin Adarabioyo (groin) and Adama Traore (thigh) represent the hosts' only other two fitness concerns.

An improved second-half showing against Chelsea could see Silva reward the likes of Alex Iwobi and Carlos Vinicius with starts this week, although the latter was perhaps a touch fortunate to escape without so much as a caution after appearing to elbow his compatriot Thiago Silva.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Leno; Castagne, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Wilson, Pereira, Iwobi; Vinicius

Sheffield United

Sheffield United coach Paul Heckingbottom
Sheffield United coach
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In contrast, the Sheffield United physios are once again taking care of John Egan, who was forced off just before the hour mark at the London Stadium and was pictured leaving the stadium on crutches, leading Heckingbottom to admit that his ankle issue does not look good.

With Egan now confirmed to be sidelined for a while, Chris Basham should get the nod over Auston Trusty to start in the Blades' back three, while Daniel Jebbison (illness), Ben Osborn (groin), Max Lowe (ankle), George Baldock (calf), William Osula (muscle) and Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh) are all expected to sit this one out as well.

John Fleck is also touch-and-go owing to his recent calf trouble, but Heckingbottom still possesses some competent options for change, namely Tom Davies and Anis Slimane - both of whom made their presence felt off the bench against West Ham - although the former is a fresh injury doubt.

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Basham, Robinson; Bogle, Hamer, Souza, McAtee, Thomas; Archer, McBurnie

Source Ben Knapton at SportsMole
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