After our disappointing Capital One Cup exit against Leicester City following on from our poor performance and defeat at Southampton, we need to get a result this weekend. Unfortunately for us we face Manchester United at Craven Cottage this weekend, a difficult fixture indeed.
With two defeats inside a week and with a tricky fixture against Manchester United this weekend, Martin Jol is aware that a result is needed, otherwise (with Liverpool to follow next weekend) the outcome could be a gloomy one.
Talking about the situation, Jol has told the media,
‘Tomorrow is a big game for us and if we can get a good result then the world will look different.’
But if we don`t??????????..
Fulham Team News:
Martin Jol has two injuries to mull over, both Brede Hangeland and Higo Rodallega are ruled out.
The squad named for the fixture is as thus:-
Stekelenberg, Stockdale, Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Amorebieta, Hughes, Zverotic, Richardson, Riise, Sidwell, Boateng, Karagounis, Parker, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Dejagah, David, Kasami, Bent, Taarabt, Berbatov.
Player to watch: Sasha Riether
Recently described as the best right-back in the Premier League and who am I to argue?
United Team News:
David Moyes has the one injury affecting his squad with Danny Welbeck set to be ruled out.
The make-up of the starting eleven could be defined by the fact that United have a Champions League match to follow this one.
Player to watch: Robin van Persie
A top-class striker who will, given the chance, cause Fulham problems.
Match Facts & Stats
We go into this fixture not having beaten United in any of the six previous meetings, in all competitions.
As far as Premier League meetings go, we`ve managed to win just three out of the twenty-four played.
Our officials are:-
Referee: Lee Probert
Assistants: L Betts, R Ganfield
Fourth Official: A Taylor
You should never give up hope but looking at our poor record against United and the fact we`ll be missing Hangeland, it`s a tall order to expect a win, can we get a draw anyone?
Our next fixture will see us travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool next weekend.