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MATCH PREVIEW: FULHAM

31 October 2018

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Huddersfield Town will have its first taste of Premier League Monday Night Football at the John Smith’s Stadium as the Terriers face Fulham.

The game, which kicks-off at 8pm on Bonfire Night (Monday 5 November 2018), pits David Wagner’s side against the Cottagers.

Fulham got its first Premier League season since 2014 off to a good start picking up four points from the Club’s opening four games. The Cottagers’ first top-flight win of the season came in a 4-2 win against Burnley at Craven Cottage, which was followed up with an away point at Brighton & Hove Albion.

However, since that game Slaviša Jokanović’s men have picked up one point in six games, coming into this match off the back of four straight defeats.

Away from home this season, Fulham has picked up one point in five games, scoring five goals.

The Cottagers average just over one goal per game and have the average possession of 52.2%.

Town’s last victory against Fulham came on 25 September 1993 in the second tier of English football. Defender Stuart Hicks scored the only goal of the game.

Fulham’s Starting XI vs AFC Bournemouth (4-2-3-1)

GK: Sergio Rico

LB: Maxime Le Marchand
CB: Denis Odoi
CB: Tim Ream
RB: Timothy Fosu-Mensah

CDM: Kevin McDonald
CDM: Jean Seri

LW: Ryan Sessegnon
CAM: André Schürrle
RW: Aboubakar Kamara

ST: Aleksandar Mitrović

Key Players – FPL Form

André Schürrle – 5.0

World Cup winner André Schürrle joined Fulham on loan from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and has made an instant impact. The attacking midfielder/winger has scored four goals this season and plays a big part for the Cottagers going forwards.

Ryan Sessegnon – 4.0

18-year-old Ryan Sessegnon has featured heavily for Fulham this season and scored his first Premier League goal in the 4-2 defeat away at Cardiff City. Now in more of an attacking role, the youngster also got his first assist in a defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Aleksandar Mitrović – 2.7

The striker had an excellent start to the 2018/19 Premier League season scoring four goals in four games. He scored a brace in the win over Burnley as well as goals in the Club’s draws against Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford. He also got an assist against Cardiff City.

Team News - FULHAM

FPL Injury News

Joe Bryan – Hamstring Injury – Expected back on Monday 5 November 2018
Kevin McDonald - Suspended

TEAM NEWS – TOWN

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner will provide the latest update on his team during Friday’s Press Conference at PPG Canalside.

FPL Injury News

Terence Kongolo – Hamstring Injury – 75% chance of playing
Tommy Smith – Groin Injury – 75% chance of playing
Danny Williams – Knee Injury – Expected back 5 November 2018

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KIT

Town will be wearing the famous blue and white stripes at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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