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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Sunderland ~ FA Cup 4th Rnd ~ 22/23

last updated Saturday 28th January 2023, 9:44 AM

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Fulham v Sunderland

FA Cup 4th Round 22/23 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 28th January 2023    KO: 15:00

Referee: Michael Salisbury (Lancashire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham have no fresh injury or suspension concerns to report ahead of Saturday's game, and Silva's only absentee should therefore be Neeskens Kebano, who is on the long road to recovery from a ruptured Achilles.

With a wealth of options from which to choose, Silva can be expected to make a few alterations for the fifth-round tie, with top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic potentially enjoying a rest as Carlos Vinicius gets a chance to lead the line.

Marek Rodak, Kurzawa, Tom Cairney and Tosin Adarabioyo - despite links with a move away in the coming days - could also be in line for recalls, while Manor Solomon will be pining for his first start in a Fulham jersey, having made three substitute appearances since recovering from knee surgery.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Kurzawa; Chalobah, Cairney; James, Pereira, Solomon; Vinicius


Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray
Sunderland manager
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Sunderland's win over Middlesbrough was overshadowed by a serious injury to captain Corry Evans, who is now out for the rest of the season after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament.

Alex Pritchard, Elliot Embleton and Dennis Cirkin are also in the treatment room for the Black Cats, who threw the recently-returned Aji Alese into the deep end against Boro, but the 22-year-old earned high praise from his manager after lasting 70 minutes before being taken off with cramp,

Alese will seemingly be given another chance in the first XI here, as O'Nien must serve the second of a three-game ban after seeing red against Swansea City on January 14, and Lynden Gooch is facing a two or three-week absence with a hip injury.

Sunderland possible starting lineup:
Bass; Hume, Ballard, Wright, Alese; Diallo, Neil, Ba, Clarke; Roberts, Stewart

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