Predicted Fulham Line-up To Face Bolton Wanderers In The EFL Championship
Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are, rather annoyingly for fans, in a very similar position to that of a year ago, with no appreciable improvement in their promotion chances.
A 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa last time was frustrating for travelling fans and the West London side are looking to rectify things now at home against a struggling Bolton Wanderers side. We should see a 4-3-3 formation in evidence at Craven Cottage, with the following personnel most likely to be sent into battle:
Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic
GK – David Button
Part of a solid and settled back five, though it is not one which is proving entirely successful just at the moment.
RB – Ryan Fredericks
The attacking right-back complements Sessegnon nicely and backs up his forwards out wide, though there is always the danger of him being caught on the break.
CB – Tomas Kalas
Important to the set-up, his partnership with Ream is now a well established one.
CB – Tim Ream
Brings tons of experience to the line-up and will need to stay disciplined this time.
LB – Ryan Sessegnon
I’m still adamant he is wasted at left-back given the amount of talent he possesses, but he remains important to the side even in this position.
RCM – Tom Cairney
Would probably appreciate a 4-4-1-1 or a 4-2-3-1 to play in the middle and be seen to best effect. However, the midfielder can still make a huge impact if he starts the game in this 4-3-3.
CM – Kevin McDonald
Highly rated by Jokanovic and the club, McDonald should start this game as a part of the midfield three.
LCM – Stefan Johansen
Another very important player, Johansen creeps forward and gets very important goals from midfield and has previously worked very well with Cairney.
RW – Floyd Ayite
Should start again and can form a part of a reasonably potent front three, though not one currently striking fear into the opposition.
LW – Aboubakar Kamara
Just like Ayite, Kamara is ticking along fine but Fulham would be much better served by throwing Sessegnon into this position.
ST – Rui Fonte
Caused relief when finally filling Fulham’s apparent problem position. However, with 1 goal in 8 Championship games, the Portuguese has been far from prolific. He may yet find the net against a weak Bolton though.