Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 30 Goals 27 (43)
(31) 21 Assists 10 (24)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
32.3 Average Age 27.9
183.5 Average Height (cm) 182
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.3 (1.1)
(54%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 47% (49%)
(0.4) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.4) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Bryan Ruiz Out 7.23
Simon Davies Out N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Yohan Cabaye Out 7.15
Haris Vuckic Out N/A
Steven Taylor Out 6.65
Ryan Taylor Out 6.51
Dan Gosling Out 6.06
Hatem Ben Arfa Doubtful 7.01
Gabriel Obertan Doubtful 6.3
Davide Santon Doubtful 6.91
Demba Ba Doubtful 7.11
Cheick Tioté Doubtful 6.8

Team News

  • Fulham welcome back the likes of Kacaniklic and Riether from injury and Hangeland from suspension, but Bryan Ruiz is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
  • The likes of Senderos, Frei, Dejagah and Petric could all drop to the bench after the 3-0 home defeat to Spurs last time out.
  • Rodallega may return to partner Berbatov, while Damien Duff should also be back in the starting XI.
  • Alan Pardew could welcome key players back for the trip to Fulham, with Santon, Tiote and Ba all likely to be fit enough to feature and Ben Arfa also in with a chance of a return.
  • Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye, however, remain long term absentees.
  • The likes of Krul, Coloccini, Simpson, Gutierrez and Cisse will all return having been rested from the start in the Europa League defeat to Bordeaux on Thursday.

Prediction

  • Fulham will be confident ahead of Monday night having won each of their last 3 home league games against Newcastle, though the Magpies could be buoyed by the return of Ben Arfa and co.
  • The hosts are without a win in 7 league games and the quality of depth in their squad has come into question of late through the absences of key players such as Hangeland and Ruiz.
  • The home side should be much more solid with their captain back in the team and may need to be against Newcastle's attacking threats in what should be an entertaining and open encounter.
Prediction:
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