Predicted Fulham line-up to face Everton in the Premier League
Newly-promoted Fulham will travel to Merseyside to face a slightly out of touch Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. Manager Slavisa Jokanovic made several changes to his line-up when they played in the Carabao Cup against Millwall on Tuesday.
Hence, we can expect the regular starters to get back into the eleven and put up a good performance against an Everton side that is in need of a win. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is in the form of his life at the moment, having scored five goals in the first six league games. The Cottagers would be hoping that the Serb continues his ruthlessness in front of the goal.
It is going to be a stern test for them as they will play a team that has lost its previous two games.
Neeskens Kebano and captain Tom Cairney are still out with their respective injuries. The latter may come back before the international break. Apart from that, Jokanovic has a wide enough squad to pick his line-up from. Since some of the regulars didn’t feature on Tuesday, they would be fresh to start with a good intensity on Saturday.
Probable Fulham XI
Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic
Marcus Bettinelli (GK)
The Englishman has done well to keep his place as a regular in the line-up. Expect him to be the first-choice shot-stopper despite Sergio Rico and Fabri’s presence in the squad.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (RB)
The Manchester United loanee got a day off against Millwall, hence he is almost certain to start against Everton.
Calum Chambers (CB)
Fulham have been suspect in defence so far but Chambers has been a bright spot in central defence. Hence, you’d expect the Arsenal loanee to start this game.
Alfie Mawson (CB)
The summer signing is showing signs of rustiness after coming back from a long-term injury. However, he is still a quality player and should get better with more game time.
Ryan Sessegnon (LB)
The youngster has done pretty well this season. He just needs to slightly fine-tune his defensive side of things to become a top Premier League full-back.
Kevin McDonald (CDM)
McDonald has been good for the team this season, shielding the back-line and passing the ball with intent.
Jean Michael Seri (LCM)
The Ivorian is slowly but surely showing why he is regarded as one of the top central midfielders in Europe. His passing, vision and game awareness could be vital for Fulham this season.
Stefan Johansen (RCM)
With skipper Cairney still out, we can expect Johansen to continue featuring in central midfield.
Andre Schurrle (LW)
The German’s final ball is letting him down. However, he is a quality player and will play a huge part this season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (ST)
The Serb is in red-hot form at the moment, scoring five goals in six games. He would be a huge threat to the Everton defence and could take the game away from the Toffees if they do not stay alert.
Luciano Vietto (RW)
The Atletico Madrid loanee has done pretty well to enhance his reputation. Fulham have done a good business by getting him for the season.