Predicted Fulham line-up to face Arsenal in the Premier League
A struggling Fulham welcome the mighty Arsenal to Craven Cottage in a bid to improve their lacklustre league form this season. The newly-promoted Cottagers are labouring through the games in the Premier League and have not been able to string positive performances together on a regular basis.
They now face an Arsenal team who have won their last five league games and are looking in good shape ahead of this one. Hence, it will be tough for Slavisa Jokanovic and his men to put up a sturdy show at the back and also try to score goals at the other end.
Joe Bryan, Neeskens Kebano and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are ruled out for this game and are three to four weeks away. Alfie Mawson might start from the bench on Sunday.
Probable Fulham XI
Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic
Marcus Bettinelli (GK)
The Englishman has taken his spot in a fabulous manner and looks determined to keep it for as long as he can.
Cyrus Christie (RB)
With Fosu-Mensah out, expect Christie to slot in at right-back against the Gunners.
Denis Odoi (CB)
The centre-back needs to perform better than what he has been doing so far.
Maxime Le Marchand (CB)
Tim Ream didn’t look too comfortable in his first start of the season last week. We may see Le Marchand feature at centre-back.
Ryan Sessegnon (LB)
With Bryan out, the youngster could be pushed to play at left-back.
Kevin McDonald (CDM)
He was left out of the last game and Fulham didn’t look any better. Expect him to come back into the line-up.
Jean Michael Seri (LCM)
The Ivorian must step up and create chances for his team if they are to string wins together in this unforgiving league.
Tom Cairney (RCM)
The captain is fully fit and is needed in the team right now. His presence in the midfield may help others a lot.
Andre Schurrle (LW)
The German should do more than what he’s been doing on the field. If he steps up, things could get better for Fulham.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (ST)
The Serb has been in great form in front of the goal but he’d need support from others to help the team get better.
Luciano Vietto (RW)
The Atletico Madrid loanee has been in and out of form this season. Hopefully, he steps up against Emery’s Arsenal.