Another 3 o’clock Saturday start at the Cottage, this weekend we welcome Stoke City.
I must admit to not believing much of the hype before the start of the season, about how good Fulham are and how they’re favourites to get automatic promotion however, after four games we’re top of the league!
It’s far too early to get carried away but I really like the unexpected, for a life-long Fulham fan, feeling of winning, and winning with style, long may it continue!
We’ve finally signed the young Brazilian, Rodrigo Muniz, I’d be surprised if we get to see him this game, after all he only arrived in the country Tuesday? also he’ll need time to acclimatise to both new surroundings and team mates. It would appear that, unlike some previous additions, the manager specifically wanted this player, so I do expect to see him take to the field sooner rather than later.
We’ll have to see if the injuries to Ream, Tete and Carvalho prevent them from playing this weekend, we’ve got quite a list of injured players, if it continues it could become more of an issue, however once everyones fit and available for selection then Marco will have some difficult choices, a “nice headache”.
This should be a good game, as Stoke are also in a good run of form, they have the same number of points as us, we’re ahead on goal difference, Mitro’s back on fire! So far this season we’ve both played 5 games (including EFL Cup), won 4 and drawn 1, we’ve scored 3 more than Stoke, fingers crossed we can increase that margin this weekend.
Stoke also won their EFL Cup game 2-0 earlier in the week but I’m not sure if the results will have any influence on this league game? “B” teams playing and all that.
Our record against Stoke is remarkably even, 8 wins and losses with 1 draw, and with both teams in good form it should be a close game.
For my team selection I’ve assumed that none of the injured players, nor Muniz, are available…
Games of interest…
Fulham v Stoke City
Hull v Bournemouth
Luton v Sheff Utd
Millwall v Blackpool
QPR v Coventry
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