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West Brom Vs Fulham Preview: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Match Facts, Highlights and More

In-form Baggies take on the Cottagers at the Hawthorns.

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PREVIEW

West Bromwich Albion

Team news: Head coach Steve Clarke will check on the fitness of several key players ahead of the match with Fulham. Defenders Jonas Olsson (groin), Steven Reid (ankle) and Goran Popov (hamstring) and midfielders Youssouf Mulumbu and Claudio Yacob (both hamstring) all missed the 2-0 defeat at Manchester United. Midfielder George Thorne could make another start against the Cottagers after impressing at Old Trafford following his recall from a loan spell at Peterborough.

West Brom (from): Foster, Myhill, Daniels, Jones, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Tamas, Dawson, Ridgewell, Popov, Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans, Thorne, Brunt, Morrison, Gera, Odemwingie, Fortune, Long, Lukaku, Rosenberg.

Fulham

Team news: Manager Martin Jol is hopeful Mark Schwarzer will be fit to return from a neck injury after the Australian’s deputy David Stockdale endured a disappointing afternoon on Saturday. Midfielder Damien Duff is aso battling to be fit but the game is set to come too soon for Mahamadou Diarra and Mladen Petric.

Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Stockdale, Etheridge, Riether, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Dejagah, Baird, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Duff, Ruiz, Rodallega, Berbatov.

Match officials

Referee: M Dean; Assistants: J Collin, S Long; Fourth official: C Foy

SOURCE: Official Premier League

LINE-UPS

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Foster
Jones, Tamas, McAuley, Ridgewell
Thorne, Brunt
Dorrans, Gera, Odemwingie
Long

FULHAM

Schwarzer
Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise
Dejagah, Sidwell, Baird, Kacaniklic
Ruiz
Berbatov

STAT-ATTACK

Head-to-head

Fulham are unbeaten in their last four games with West Brom.

The Cottagers have never won at The Hawthorns in six previous Premier League encounters.

In fact, there has never been a win by the away side in this fixture in 12 Premier League matches.

West Brom

The Baggies have won just one match after falling behind this season. They have lost on all five occasions when they have trailed at half-time.

West Brom have 33 points, their highest-ever tally at this point of a Premier League season.

But, they have won just two of their last seven league matches.

Fulham

Fulham have won only one of their last 12 Premier League games (W1 D5 L6) and are now just four points clear of the relegation zone.

Sixteen of the 20 Premier League games involving Fulham this season have produced three or more goals scored.

Martin Jol’s side have won just once away from Craven Cottage this season

SOURCE: BBC Sport


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