We get to visit the second city to take on Aston Villa at their place for an evening kick-off
Two wins on the bounce, and the double, treble with the FA Cup game, over Leeds saw Fulham back to winning ways.
Dan James was unavailable, as Leeds is his parent club, Bobby De Cordova-Reid replaced him to reasonable effect, Bobby is such a versatile player having this season played in defence, midfield and attack!
Willian really has rolled back the years and virtually ran the game from start until he was substituted 4 minutes into injury time. Talking of substitutions it was fantastic to see Neeskens Kebano get a cameo at the end of the game.
Villa are one of the “in form” teams, only Man City are on a better run of results closely followed by Newcastle and are currently sitting in 6th.
They look a completely different team from the one we beat 3-0 earlier in the season, Unai Emery has done an outstanding job since taking over from Stevie Gerrard.
This will be another chance to “do the double” over one of our rivals and a win would set us up nicely for Sundays clash with Man City.
Villa – WWWWD
Fulham – LLLWW
Our recent record against Villa is reasonably good with 10 wins, 7 losses and 4 draws.
With Dan James back available for this game and Mitro still serving his ban, my team would be…
Games of Interest…
Wolves v Palace
Villa v Fulham
Forest v Brighton
Chelsea v Brentford
West Ham v Liverpool
Man City v Arsenal
Southampton v Bournemouth
Spurs v Man Utd
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