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Fulham are right back on form in the Championship now and face Premier League strugglers Southampton in the FA Cup in what could be a famous victory for the West Londoners.
Manager Slavisa Jokanovic has the option of resting crucial players for this one to keep them for the league campaign, or play a strong side in order to gain a win which would give his side huge confidence and keep their momentum going.
I reckon he’ll aim somewhere in between, with only Johansen, Sessegnon, Ojo and McDonald missing out. We may once again see the 4-3-3 shape for this game and I think the manager will be very, very keen to win this game, given his current situation:
It’s probably a toss-up between him and Bettinelli for the role this weekend. Whichever ‘keeper plays though, will be capable of doing themselves justice.
Another Sessegnon at full-back, anyone? Who knows! Fredericks could probably do with a break and it may mean the young lad getting a chance to impress.
Given that they’re up against Premier League opposition, Jokanovic may well side with his regular centre-back pairing at Craven Cottage.
Along with Kalas, he would provide an excellent barrier for Southampton to attempt to break, so long as those in front of him aren’t too open.
The other Sessegnon is bound to be left out of this one, keeping him either for the league or for a transfer.
Although I’m still convinced this is not the ideal role for Cairney, he will want to prove himself against a Premier League side and a big performance could be on the way.
A rare chance for the defensive midfielder to come in and show what he can do.
Hasn’t perhaps made the impact many would have hoped for, but he retains plenty of quality and may get a start in this one.
The loanee could perhaps be given a shot in the first team with Ojo sitting out.
Thoroughly capable in this role and he is someone who will relish the chance to prove himself against top-level opposition.
In and out of the side and not always given the chance to prove himself in the no.9 role, so could perhaps use this game as a platform.