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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 15/09/21...
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2021, 12:31:32 AM »
Troy Deeney sends two-word message as he prepares for Birmingham City vs Fulham

Troy Deeney has revealed he is ‘ready’ as he gears up for what could be his first start for Birmingham City tomorrow night.

The striker signed for his boyhood club on Deadline Day after leaving Watford, with the fans delighted to see the 33-year-old join because of his love of Blues as well as his pedigree.

With Lee Bowyer’s side performing well so far this season, Deeney had to settle for a place on the bench as the side beat Derby County last time out, and he could be used as an impact sub again when Fulham visit tomorrow.

Regardless of that, the experienced player is clearly eager to make an impact, as he took to Instagram to send a two-word message ahead of the game, as he simply put ‘stay ready’, followed by images of him in training.

Bowyer could decide to freshen things up as this game comes as part of a busy schedule for the rest of the month, with Deeney in the frame to replace Lukas Jutkiewicz.

The verdict

Deeney making the move to St. Andrew’s was a huge moment for the club as they’ve brought in someone who has a real love for the club and a player who should be able to make a big impact.

Clearly, it means a lot to the striker but the focus now is entirely on the football. This message shows that Deeney is prepared for the Fulham game and it will be interesting to see if he gets the nod.

Of course, he’s sure to feature at some point but Deeney will be desperate to get his first start and goal in royal blue.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/troy-deeney-sends-two-word-message-as-he-prepares-for-birmingham-city-vs-fulham/

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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2021, 12:32:27 AM »

Cottage Talk Combo: Fulham’s Loss & Birmimgham City Preview

Take a listen to a podcast that focuses on Fulham Football Club.

This is a look back at Fulham’s loss to Blackpool, and later in the episode it is a preview of the upcoming Birmingham City match.


You can also listen to the show by following this link...
https://cottagersconfidential.sbnation.com/2021/9/14/22674478/cottage-talk-combo-fulhams-loss-birmimgham-city-preview

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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 09:14:09 AM »
Marco Silva issues caution on Fulham promotion hopes

Fulham manager Marco Silva has said his side ‘haven’t won anything yet’ after a fast start to the Championship season in an interview with Sky Sports, with the Portuguese boss seeking to temper expectations.

Although their loss at Bloomfield Road against Blackpool at the weekend was a blow, they remained in second place behind West Bromwich Albion before Tuesday night’s fixtures after winning four, drawing one and losing one of their opening six second-tier games.

Not only have their existing players from last season and their ability to retain the core of their squad raised expectations at Craven Cottage, but also their five new signings who all come in with the quality to guide the west London side back to the Premier League.

The £12m addition of Harry Wilson is a particularly eye-catching addition and after recording 19 goal contributions in 37 league appearances for Cardiff City last term, he will be hoping to replicate this form in the Cottagers’ quest to return to the Premier League

He linked up effectively with Welsh international Kieffer Moore for the Bluebirds and with Fulham having their very own star striker in Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 26 times in the Championship during the 2019/20 campaign, manager Marco Silva will be hoping this combination can pay dividends.

But in an interview with Sky Sports, he struck a cautious tone on the talk of promotion and said: “It’s such a tough competition and a tough league to play in.

“The games come quickly, and you don’t always get time to prepare.

“There are good teams and good managers. There are times where the game looks in control, then it can change in a second. We need to be able to deal with that.

“We are in the Championship, and we have to respect the competition and our opponents. We won’t hide what our targets are and we have to be ambitious, but we are not playing in this league alone.

“We have our standards and our aims to be successful, but we haven’t won anything yet. If we were in sixth or seventh position, my answer would be the same. I can’t talk about the past or the future. I’m here to talk about building right now.”

The Verdict:

Considering the Cottagers are only six games into a 46-match season, this is a sensible stance for Marco Silva to take.

Any over-confidence or complacency from Fulham players or the manager when speaking to the media will be put on dressing room walls across the Championship as a source of motivation – and even with their solid summer of recruitment to add to what was already a high-quality squad – there are quite a few teams who could give them a run for their money this term.

AFC Bournemouth will always be a threat after falling just short of promotion, we’ve already seen what West Bromwich Albion are capable of, Stoke City also look like a completely different side this season and you could never rule out Sheffield United under Slavisa Jokanovic despite their slow start to the campaign.

With this, any talk of the P-word around Craven Cottage has probably been banned by Silva, who knows that any team can beat another in the Championship. Their clash against Blackpool at the weekend was a case in point – and will be a reminder that 2021/22 won’t be a walk in the park.

So whilst they will be hoping to work out a formula to keep them afloat in the Premier League in the future after becoming something of a yo-yo team in recent years, their focus has to be on the short-term to get there first.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/marco-silva-issues-caution-on-fulham-promotion-hopes/


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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2021, 09:21:52 AM »
PRE-BIRMINGHAM PRESS CONFERENCE

Marco Silva gave credit to Lee Bowyer and his Birmingham City side ahead of our trip to St Andrew’s on Wednesday.

Blues have begun the season strongly, sitting just two points behind Fulham having won three and drawn two of their six league matches.

“They’ve started well,” Silva said. “They have a solid team, they are compact, and they are a tough team to play against.

“Home or away, I don’t see a big difference, but of course at home with their supporters behind them, for sure they’ll feel better.

“They’re always a tough team to play against and to beat. Until now they didn’t concede many goals as well.

“In all the moments of the game they like to be really compact and not give many chances to the opponent to score or to create chances.

“And they are always dangerous, with two strikers, with the boy behind the strikers playing with a free role, he’s really dangerous as well, and on set-pieces they are a strong team as well.

“It’s a typical Birmingham team, with a good manager as well, and it will be a tough match for us, like all the others before.”

City’s big summer signing saw local lad Troy Deeney join the club he supported as a boy.

Having worked together at Watford, Silva has no doubt the striker will be a success in the Midlands.

“You are talking about a player I know very well,” he said. “The impact he had in that ground [on his debut on Friday] is not something new for him, because for a good number of seasons he had the same impact in a different ground as well.

“He’s a player from the city, he knows the club really well. Of course the expectations are high on him, and it’s up to us to deal with the situation.

“He’s a very good striker, he’s a striker that I know well and I believe he will make an impact on that squad and that team for sure, because he has the ability and the qualities to do it.”



https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2021/september/Pre-Birmingham-Press-Conference/

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2021, 10:47:30 AM »
Further details on Fulham’s Andre Frank-Zambo Anguissa emerge after Napoli switch

Championship side Fulham have taken on 50% of midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s wages during his season-long loan spell at Serie A side Napoli, according to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness).

The wantaway Cameroonian submitted a transfer request to officials at Craven Cottage before their opening league match against Middlesbrough last month, all but confirming he wouldn’t be in west London by the time the summer transfer window shut.

Premier League sides Arsenal and Aston Villa were two of the sides previously said to be interested in acquiring the 25-year-old’s services, but it was Napoli who managed to seal a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of his temporary spell next summer.

With former Watford man Nathaniel Chalobah coming from Vicarage Road permanently as his replacement and the likes of Josh Onomah, Harrison Reed and Jean Michael Seri all part of Marco Silva’s first-team plans, it looks as though Anguissa’s career with the Cottagers could be over despite signing a one-year extension ahead of his loan to Italy, extending his stay in the English capital potentially until 2024.

Despite his temporary departure though, his presence at Craven Cottage is still being felt financially, with the Championship side set to take on half of his €3m salary and cancelling out the €500,000 loan fee they received as part of the agreement, as per Corriere dello Sport.

They could potentially generate a sizeable eight-figure fee for his services next summer though, with the quoted €15m (£12.7m) option to make the deal permanent is slightly higher than the £9m originally touted by the Daily Mail.

The Verdict:

In terms of Financial Fair Play, this expenditure won’t be welcome for a side that will still be adapting to the finances of the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League last term.

They have received a loan fee from Napoli which will help to cushion this blow, but losing €1m on a player they can’t even utilise must be a real source of frustration for Fulham, although his desperation to leave west London may have put the Italian outfit in a stronger position at the negotiating table.

The Cottagers will be hoping to offload him permanently if they remain in the second tier, considering the wage package he’s likely to be on. But it will be interesting to see what Marco Silva (or his potential successor) do with the midfielder if they return to the top flight and Napoli decide not to activate that permanent option.

All four of Onomah, Reed and Seri and Chalobah are arguably capable of competing in the Premier League – so unless one or two of them leave in the next 12 months – the Cottagers may be the ones trying to force a move for Anguissa next summer.

After handing in a transfer request, it would be hard to see the 25-year-old making a comeback. Fulham fans will just be hoping they receive €15m instead of £9m for his services.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/further-details-on-fulhams-andre-frank-zambo-anguissa-emerge-after-napoli-switch/

I hope that's wrong or it's a poor deal for us.

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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2021, 10:52:40 AM »
Predicted Fulham XI to face Birmingham City – up to four names sidelined, midfielder set for return to action

Fulham travel to Birmingham City in the Championship on Wednesday evening.

Fulham head to St Andrew’s tonight, to face a Birmingham City side who’ve enjoyed a strong start to the new season.

Lee Bowyer has his Blues side sitting in 9th-place of the Championship table after six games compared to Marco Silva’s Fulham who sit in 3rd, and who have the chance to go top of the Championship table with a win tonight.

Fulham have some injuries to contend with though – Tom Cairney (knee) and Terrence Kongolo (knee) remain longer-term absentees for the Whites, with Kenny Tete (hamstring) joining them in the physio’s room after his injury last month.

Fabio Carvalho (foot) looks to be 50/50 for tonight’s game but Harry Wilson (head) looks set for a return to action.
Predicted XI

Gazzaniga

Odoi

Adarabioyo

Ream

Bryan

Onomah

Seri

Wilson

Quina

Cavaleiro

Mitrovic

Fulham have great depth across the pitch and so expect Silva to make one or two rotational changes ahead of a busy September.

Wilson should return to the starting XI and could replace Bobby Decordova-Reid on the right-wing, with a change at left-back possible after a tired performance form Antonee Robinson v Blackpool last time out

Joe Bryan is quality cover in that position but he and his teammates will need to give everything they have to claim the win away at Birmingham tonight.

They’ve proved extremely difficult to beat under Bowyer and they have a decent bout of attacking potency about them too – the likes of Scot Hogan can really unsettle Championship defences, and they’re defensibly shrewd too having only conceded three goals in the Championship so far this season.

Tonight’s game kicks off at 19:45.



https://the72.co.uk/250374/predicted-fulham-xi-to-face-birmingham-city-up-to-four-names-sidelined-midfielder-set-for-return-to-action/


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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2021, 12:51:00 PM »
Preview: Blues v Fulham
Blues host Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship at St. Andrew's on Wednesday night.

The fixture is a second home game on the bounce for Lee Bowyer's men as they look to continue their strong start to the season, with just one defeat on their record in the league so far.

That solitary setback came against AFC Bournemouth last month but Blues' form in B9 has been boosted since courtesy of Friday evening's comfortable success over Derby County. Goals from Scott Hogan and a first of the campaign for Jeremie Bela were enough for the three points on a night when an increased capacity - including a certain Troy Deeney - was welcomed to B9.

A day later Fulham experienced different fortunes as they fell to defeat at Blackpool, although they travel to the West Midlands knowing that they had the edge over Blues in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

They also recorded a double over the hosts during their most recent second tier campaign, but have only once achieved a run of three successive league wins over Blues once - coming before World War One. And if they are to repeat that run, Fulham will have to get past a home team that have kept four clean sheets and boast the division's meanest defence.

THE OPPOSITION

Marco Silva has a squad at his disposal that is the envy of many a Championship club, with a host of players considered to be 'Premier League' quality amongst the ranks after spending two of the last three seasons competing in England's top flight.

Perhaps the most recognisable of these assets is Aleksandar Mitrovic, a handful of a centre-forward whose quartet of goals to date have come in each of their four wins. The Serbian, like his team, is joint second in the scoring charts, being ably supported by Fabio Carvalho, Ivan Cavaleiro and Harry Wilson who have seven goals between them - more than nine league rivals ahead of this round of fixtures.

Although Fulham may be without Wilson, who suffered a dizzying injury whilst away with Wales, and Carvalho. The latter has been playing with some pain in his foot and along with the Welshman missed Saturday's trip to Bloomfield Road.

In their potential absence, Aboubakar Kamara and Rodrigo Muniz could be called upon in a bid to open their personal accounts and bring a winning feeling back after Silva's team dropped points for only the second time this season over the weekend.

LAST TIME OUT

Blues returned from the international break in style with a fully-deserved win versus Derby to kick-off the EFL weekend in front of the Sky Sports cameras. First-half persistence from Lukas Jutkiewicz created a maiden home goal of the campaign for his striker partner Hogan before wing-back Bela wrapped up victory inside the final ten minutes with a fine near-post finish. The match also brought a debut for Deeney as Blues proved too much for Wayne Rooney's outfit.

Fulham suffered defeat for the first time in all competitions as they went down to a Blackpool side that started the day in the bottom three. Josh Bowler, once of the away side, hit the decisive goal shortly after half-time as the Seasiders collected their first maximum since promotion from League One via the play-offs. Denis Odoi and Harrison Reed went close to equalising towards the end as Silva's charges slipped off the table's summit.

WE MEET AGAIN:

Blues 0-2 Fulham, Tuesday 24 September 2021

The pair met in August's Carabao Cup second round, with Fulham just having enough to progress in a game that was in the balance until late on. Jay Stansfield's first senior goal separated the teams at the interval, but a youthful Blues XI kept pushing for an equaliser until any hope of taking the tie to penalties was extinguished by Antonee Robinson's 92nd-minute goal.

TEAM NEWS:

Bowyer has no fresh injury concerns. Ivan Sanchez continues his recovery from his operation.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Blues wins: 34

Draws: 28

Fulham wins: 31

LAST FIVE MEETINGS:

Championship 09 Dec 2017 - Fulham 1-0 Blues

Championship 06 May 2018 - Blues 3-1 Fulham

Championship 09 Nov 2019 - Blues 0-1 Fulham

Championship 04 Jul 2020 - Fulham 1-0 Blues

League Cup 24 Aug 2021 - Blues 0-2 Fulham

BLUESTV:

Supporters can watch this game exclusively live on BluesTV for only £10.



https://www.bcfc.com/news/articles/2021/preview-blues-v-fulham-1/

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 15/09/21...
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2021, 12:51:42 PM »
Buy your Blues News for Fulham
Grab your copy of Blues News ahead of our league encounter with Fulham.

or just £3, you can get your hands on our latest issue of Blues News as we prepare to welcome Fulham to B9.

In Wednesday's programme, you'll find notes from Head Coach Lee Bowyer, in addition to a Captain's Column from Harlee Dean and an interview with Jeremie Bela.

The 32-page programme also features a detailed look at our Academy as well as Blues Women.

Programmes will be available to buy online and at tonight's game against the Cottagers.



https://www.bcfc.com/news/articles/2021/buy-your-blues-news-for-fulham/

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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2021, 01:52:42 PM »
Fulham have top spot in Championship in their sights but Marco Silva is staying grounded


By Simon Collings
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Marco Silva is refusing to get carried away by Fulham’s strong start to the season, as they bid for the win that would put them top of the Championship tonight.

Fulham, who have lost just one of their opening six League games, sit third in the table ahead of the match at Birmingham.

“We have our standards and our aims to be successful, but we haven’t won anything yet,” Silva, who was appointed Fulham manager during the summer, told Sky Sports.

“If we were in sixth or seventh position, my answer would be the same. I can’t talk about the past or the future. I’m here to talk about building right now.

“We are in the Championship and we have to respect the competition and our opponents. We won’t hide what our targets are and we have to be ambitious, but we are not playing in this league alone. It’s such a tough competition and a tough league to play in.”

Fulham are two points behind Bournemouth and West Brom, who have identical records even down to goals scored and goals conceded.



https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fulham-top-spot-championship-marco-silva-b955436.html


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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 15/09/21...
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2021, 03:08:24 PM »
Preview: Blues v Fulham
Blues host Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship at St. Andrew's on Wednesday night.



In their potential absence, Aboubakar Kamara and Rodrigo Muniz could be called upon in a bid to open their personal accounts and bring a winning feeling back after Silva's team dropped points for only the second time this season over the weekend.




https://www.bcfc.com/news/articles/2021/preview-blues-v-fulham-1/

Top level reporting, right there.

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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2021, 03:32:28 PM »
Birmingham City v Fulham: Latest team news, Is there a live stream? What time is kick-off?

Birmingham City take on Fulham tonight at St. Andrew’s with the visitors knowing a victory will see them move to the top of the Championship.

However, Lee Bowyer’s side will present the Cottagers with a stern test, as Blues have started the campaign well and will end the night in the top six themselves if they pick up the three points.

Many consider the Londoners to be the most talented side in the division, but they suffered defeat at Blackpool last time out, whereas Birmingham go into the fixture in high spirits after a comfortable win over Derby County.

Here we run through everything you need to know about tonight’s game…

Team news

Pleasingly for Bowyer, he has had a pretty settled XI to start the season and there are no fresh injury concerns going into this game.

That doesn’t mean he won’t freshen things up, with Troy Deeney pushing for a first start since joining from Watford, whilst Gary Gardner may also come into his consideration ahead of what is a busy few weeks.

For Fulham, the news is mixed, with boss Marco Silva confirming that teenage talent Fabio Carvalho looks set to miss out, although there was good news in that Harry Wilson should be involved after missing the defeat at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

Is there a live stream?

The game is available to watch for supporters, with Sky Sports showing the clash via their Red Button service, as has been the case with midweek games in the Championship in the past.

As well as that, home fans can pay £10 to watch a stream provided by BluesTV, with the Cottagers’ FFCtv offering the same for their fans at the same price.

What time is kick-off?

This game will kick-off at St. Andrew’s at 19:45.

It is one of six Championship fixtures played tonight.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/birmingham-city-v-fulham-latest-team-news-is-there-a-live-stream-what-time-is-kick-off/

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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2021, 04:31:55 PM »
Fulham set to make €3m more from potential transfer after agreeing to pay part of wages

When players move on loans with options for permanent transfers, there are always long negotiations regarding all the numbers involved in the operation.

Some clubs pay a fee for the signing, then the salaries may or not be shared, and there’s of course the final price for the potential purchase.

Regarding the transfer of André Zambo Anguissa from Fulham to Napoli this summer, new claims from Italy say the clubs made a little adjustment when closing the deal.

The information is brought by RAI journalist Ciro Venerato, who, speaking to Kiss Kiss Napoli, claimed that the Craven Cottage side could end up making a few extra millions in case the player ends up moving on a permanent transfer.

“Anguissa’s right of redemption has gone from twelve million to fifteen, because Napoli, keeping Petagna, asked Fulham to participate in the salary of the Cameroon footballer,” said Venerato (via Area Napoli).

“Then the blue club asked to increase the amount of the buying clause, allowing the English club to participate in the payment of the salary. Napoli, at the end of the season, can exercise the right to redeem and buy the midfielder outright.”

Following the three appearances Anguissa made for Fulham at the start of the season, he made his debut for Napoli at the weekend, playing the 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Juventus.

Now he has the entire season to convince the Italian side of going for his permanent signing, and he’s certainly started on the right foot.



http://sportwitness.co.uk/fulham-set-make-e3m-potential-transfer-agreeing-pay-part-wages/


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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2021, 04:33:27 PM »
‘Could go either way’ – Birmingham vs Fulham – What is your score prediction and how can you see the game panning out? The verdict

This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Birmingham City host Fulham in what is shaping up to be a very exciting contest at St Andrew’s.


The Blues have lost just a single game this season and are unbeaten in their last three, scoring eight goals and conceding one in the process.

Lee Bowyer’s side currently sit in 9th place, but victory tonight could push them up to as high as third in the second-tier standings.

Despite their positive start to the new campaign, Fulham on paper is their most difficult match yet. The Cottagers have accumulated 13 points from their opening six games, sitting third in the table.

A win tonight for Marco Silva’s men will see them reclaim to spot. However, it was a defeat for the London club at the weekend, with Championship newcomers Blackpool ending Fulham’s unbeaten start.

With kick-off fast-approaching, we asked three of our writers here at FLW to share their thoughts on tonight’s game…

George Dagless
I would have backed Fulham but that result at the weekend for them at Blackpool has made me give it a little rethink.

Birmingham look really decent at the moment and are clearly in good shape, though you cannot ignore the sheer quality that their opponents will possess tonight even if they did lose last time out.

Fulham will be a wounded animal looking to respond and also won here earlier this season in the cup, so there’s obviously that going for them.

Blues are in decent shape and will fancy this one at home, though, so I think we’re looking at a draw.

Jordan Rushworth
This seems like a difficult one to call and it will be a major examination of the promotion credentials of both Birmingham City and Fulham after their strong starts to the campaign.

Fulham head into the game off the back of their first defeat of the season at Blackpool, and they will have to show a reaction to that and that means that Birmingham might be in for a difficult evening at St Andrews.

Marco Silva’s side have already beat the Blues once this term in the League Cup, and they will therefore have that confidence to take into the game and try to get back to winning ways.

However, Lee Bowyer has got his Birmingham side playing perfectly from a tactical perspective so far this season and the Blues have been one of the most difficult sides to break down and play against.

While Birmingham also carry a real threat going forwards with Tahith Chong and Jeremie Bela in particular able to drive at defenders and make things happen for them.

This game could come down to whether Silva can find a way to break down Birmingham’s backline without leaving his side open to the counter-attacks that the Blues will be aiming to mount.

You could potentially see the Blues hitting Fulham on the break and if they can edge themselves ahead in the game it would be very hard for Silva’s side to get back into the game.

This one could go either way but with momentum in their favour at the moment it would not be a surprise to see Birmingham edge this one 1-0.



https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/could-go-either-way-birmingham-vs-fulham-what-is-your-score-prediction-and-how-can-you-see-the-game-panning-out-the-verdict/

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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2021, 04:34:29 PM »
Fulham dealt major injury blow ahead of Birmingham clash

Fulham have been dealt a major blow regarding the fitness of Fabio Carvalho ahead of their upcoming Championship clash.

What’s the latest?

In recent comments cited by the Fulham website, Marco Silva revealed that the 18-year-old is set to miss the club’s Championship fixture against Birmingham City on Wednesday evening due to injury.

However, the 44-year-old went on to claim that Harry Wilson could be in line for a return to the side following his own recovery from a knock.

In his comments, Silva said: “Harry Wilson is good, he’s okay. He’s making steps to play tomorrow.

“We have some more doubts about Fabio. He got a knock to his foot, on his toe. Against Stoke, he played with some pain in his foot, and after that it got a little bit worse.

“It’s not something really, really serious, but we are trying to reduce the pain so he can train in a high intensity and can be ready to play as well.”

Silva will be gutted

Considering just how impressive Carvalho has been for Fulham so far this season, and how poor the Cottagers looked without the attacking midfielder in their loss to Blackpool last weekend, the fact that the teenager looks set to miss what is sure to be yet another challenging test against Birmingham will undoubtedly have left Silva gutted.

Indeed, over his five Championship appearances this term, the £225k-rated youngster has scored three goals, provided one assist and created two big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.4 shots and making 2.2 key passes per game.

These returns have seen the player Silva himself dubbed a “fantastic” talent average a SofaScore match rating of 7.30, ranking him as Fulham’s fifth-best performer in the second tier.

However, it once again looks as if the Portuguese manager will have to make do without the starlet on Wednesday evening, something which is sure to put a huge dent in the club’s chances of leaving St. Andrew’s with a positive result.



https://www.footballfancast.com/fulham-fc-news/fulham-ffc-team-news-injury-update-marco-silva-fabio-carvalho-the-birmingham-city-championship

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 15/09/21...
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Data Analysis: What went wrong for Fulham at Blackpool?



Fulham failed to maintain their position at the top of the table as they lost away at Blackpool in the EFL Championship.

Fulham were without injured midfielders Fabio Carvalho and Harry Wilson and missed their creativity as the Blackpool dominated had the best chances in the opening moments of the game.



Fulham set up in the familiar 4-2-3-1 formation that their manager Marco Silva has stuck to since taking over at Craven Cottage. Domingos Quina was handed a debut after joining from Watford on transfer deadline day, replacing the injured Fabio Carvalho, who proved to be a significant loss. Ivan Cavaleiro came in for Harry Wilson, who was still suffering from the concussion sustained with Wales on international duty.



Fulham were able to dominate possession of the ball and created many chances in both halves, but lacked the creativity and aggressiveness needed to convert the chances they created. They recorded a higher xG than Blackpool but had a lesser number of shots on target. Aleksandar Mitrovic was involved in most of the build-ups towards goal and created more chances. Fulham dominated most of the attacking stats during the game but their main concern was the low number of shots on goal. They did well in the other aspects of the game and were able to defend well throughout the game other than the goal they conceded. They were quick to the ball in the opposition half and had a high number of recoveries.



Fulham attempted a total of 21 shots on goal but had a very low shot on target percentage of 9.52%. They were only able to get two shots on target and those efforts were saved by the Blackpool keeper. But they had 19 shots off target, which was the main concern for Fulham as they failed to be clinical with their attempts. Fulham failed to put any pressure on the opposition keeper. They had a high number of shots that were taken from outside the penalty box and had a low threat on the opposition defence. This indicates that there was a desperation in the Fulham players to score a goal and this can be depicted from the high number of shots they attempted from outside the box.



Fulham created numerous chances and were able to pose a high threat on the Blackpool defence a couple of time but were not able to capitalise on these efforts. They had a higher xG throughout the game because of the couple of chances they created on goal in the initial stages of the game. Fulham players attempted six shots on goal in the final stages of the game desperate to score an equaliser but were unable to do so as the Blackpool defensive unit did not allow any gaps while defending. Blackpool worked hard to stay compact and get players behind the ball making it extremely difficult to get any pass in behind them, forcing Fulham to shoot from range on multiple occasions.

Fulham clearly missed the creativity of Fabio Carvalho and Harry Wilson as they created fewer chances than in previous games. The pair would have changed the angle of attack and would have been able to be a threat to the Blackpool defence. Fulham had a very low number of shots on target. But none of this can hide the fact that Blackpool were defensively brilliant and played together as a unit to get their first win of the season.



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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 15/09/21...
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