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How we expect Fulham to line-up against West Brom

The forward was sent off in the latter stages of last week’s loss to Crystal Palace, a challenge from behind on Eberechi Eze being upgraded to a red card following a VAR review.

Kenny Tete, Terence Kongolo and Josh Onomah are unavailable though injury for the foreeseeable future. Neeskens Kebano and Joachim Andersen will be assessed but the game is likely to come too soon for a return.

The Cottagers have just one point from their opening six matches and sit in 19th place ahead of their important game against the Baggies, who are also without a win this term.

Manager Scott Parker said he was being realistic with his aims for the club this season and explained that he had set out the picture to the players and the squad before the start of the season.

He said: “I want to win more than anyone, I want us to be successful more than anyone, I want to be seventh to 10th in the league this year, but reality tells us that’s going to be very, very difficult and not where we will be finishing.

“I know where we’re going to be punching this year, and we’re going to be punching in and around the bottom four, bottom five, bottom six, but at the same time I want my team to understand that.

“There’s still a great hope, of course there is. I’m not saying that we can’t end up with some good results and end up in 15th or 12th – sure we can but we end up there with a mindset and an understanding of where we are and the dips don’t break us.”

Predicted Fulham XI (4-3-3): Areola; Aina, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Zambo Anguissa, Reed, Cairney; Loftus-Cheek, Mitrovic, Lookman


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