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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:
Part of a solid and settled back five, though it is not one which is proving entirely successful just at the moment.
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.
Important to the set-up, his partnership with Ream is now a well established one.
Brings tons of experience to the line-up and will need to stay disciplined this time.
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.
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.
Highly rated by Jokanovic and the club, McDonald should start this game as a part of the midfield three.
Another very important player, Johansen creeps forward and gets very important goals from midfield and has previously worked very well with Cairney.
Should start again and can form a part of a reasonably potent front three, though not one currently striking fear into the opposition.
Just like Ayite, Kamara is ticking along fine but Fulham would be much better served by throwing Sessegnon into this position.
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.