Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(102) 68 Goals 21 (54)
(78) 44 Assists 21 (39)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
29 Average Age 29.2
182.3 Average Height (cm) 181.6
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 0.7 (0.9)
(48%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 55% (50%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(0.8) 1 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Championship.

Missing Players

Fulham
Middlesbrough
No missing players.
Player Reason Status Rating
Marcus Browne Out N/A

Team News

Fulham
Middlesbrough
  • Marco Silva has a big call to make between the sticks with Marek Rodak, who starred when the Whites were promoted two seasons ago, battling new arrival Paulo Gazzaniga.
  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has been heavily linked with a move away, but remains a Fulham player for now and could feature on the opening day.
  • Versatile winger Harry Wilson should make his debut after joining on a £12m deal from Liverpool.
  • Duncan Watmore formed a strong partnership with summer signing Uche Ikpeazu during pre-season and the duo could lead the line in Neil Warnock's 3-5-2 system.
  • Matt Crooks will certainly feature heavily in midfield this season, but the former Rotherham man could have to wait for his debut.
  • Right-back is the most contentious spot for Warnock with Anfernee Dijksteel, Djed Spence and Darnell Fisher all pushing for starts.

Prediction

  • Fulham struggled for goals in the Premier League, but a season peppered with impressive team displays will give the Whites confidence as they look to secure an immediate return to the promised land. Manager Scott Parker departed for fellow promotion hopefuls Bournemouth, but in Marco Silva the Cottagers have secured a more-than-capable replacement.
  • Neil Warnock will hope that a series of impressive summer recruitments, combined with a squad full of promising academy graduates can help his side improve on last season's 10th place finish. Perhaps most exciting is the signing of Argentine midfielder Martin Payero, who arrives from Banfield, but won't feature on the opening day.
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