This weekend we travel to Everton’s home Goodison Park
Well Goodison Park is not a happy hunting ground for Fulham, I think we’ve only ever won there in a FA Cup game so I’m not expecting a run-away result for us this weekend. Having said that wouldn’t it just be Fulhamish for us to get a result!?
Slaviša must have drilled it into the whole team that the match starts at 15:00, not 15:05, we can’t give the opposition another early goal!
Everton should have won easily last weekend at Arsenal having dominated for virtually the whole game however, they somehow managed to loose 2-0, I’m guessing they’ll want to exact revenge against a London club, so we need be be ‘on our game’ right from the start.
After Tuesday evening’s performance Cyrus Christie and Luca de la Torre must be giving Slaviša a decision to make, Cyrus must have improved his chances of starting the game and Luca could well be included in the squad.
Games of interest…
West Ham v Man Utd
Everton v Fulham
Huddersfield v Spurs
Newcastle v Leicester
Wolves v Southampton
Cardiff v Burnley
Monday 1st October
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Tuesday evening see’s Fulham take on Exeter City in the Carabao Cup
Survival in the Premiership is surly the top priority for Slaviša Jokanović however, the Gaffer will almost certainly use this fixture to give ‘game time’ to some of the players who haven’t played so far this season.
The choice of goalkeeper will be interesting, perhaps we will get a look at Sergio Rico or will Fabri get another game between the sticks?
There’s a strong rumour that Alfie Mawson will feature, I doubt that he’ll get the full 90 minutes, getting him to full match fitness would certainly be a boost to the back four.
Others from the first team squad who may get a look in, if fit, are Tim Ream, Neeskens Kebano, Ibrahim Cisse and Rui Fonte. All of these guys played an important part in our promotion campaign and it makes sense to keep them ‘match fit’ in case their needed due to injury or suspension(s).
‘Youngsters’ who may also get a game include Steven Sessegnon, Marlon Fossey and Luca de la Torre. Any of these will be looking to show how their ready to make the step up to the first team squad and who knows maybe get their Premiership debut sometime this season?
Anyhow, whoever plays I hope they all have a great game and that maybe this will be the first game in a ‘cup run’ that would give us another successful day out at Wembley!