Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 30 Goals 29 (45)
(31) 25 Assists 24 (32)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
35.8 Average Age 33
183.9 Average Height (cm) 181.9
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 0.9 (0.9)
(54%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 45% (47%)
(0.5) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.4)
(1.5) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Simon Davies Out N/A
Mark Schwarzer Doubtful 6.9
John Arne Riise Doubtful 6.81
Damien Duff Doubtful 6.69
Mahamadou Diarra Doubtful 6.96
Mladen Petric Doubtful 6.42
Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Watson Out 6.7
Albert Crusat Out N/A
Ryo Miyaichi Out 6.15
Piscu Out 6.94
Antolin Alcaraz Out 7.03
Arouna Koné Out 6.87

Team News

  • Fulham have numerous injury doubts, though a few of them should be ok to play.
  • Schwarzer, Petric, Riise and Duff are all likely to return to action after missing games through injury.
  • All four should go straight back into the lineup, with the likes of Matthew Briggs dropping out.
  • Arouna Kone has joined up with the Ivory Coast squad for the African Cup of Nations and will therefore be unavailable for at least a few games.
  • Wigan will also have to make do without 5 injured players again, with Watson, Crusat, Miyaichi, Piscu and Alcaraz all certain to miss out.
  • Those players have all been missing in recent weeks so Martinez could stick with the same XI that he has preferred for much of the season, and lost to Man Utd last time out in the league.
  • Having rested the vast majority of their first team for the FA Cup tie with Bournemouth, Wigan's players should be fresh and ready for this game.


  • Both teams stuttered to disappointing draws against lower league opposition in the FA Cup last week, and will be looking to get things back on track straight away with a Premier League win.
  • Fulham have won 5 of their last 6 games against Wigan, scoring exactly twice on each occasion, with the other match ending in a 1-1 stalemate.
  • With the home advantage and after the Cottagers' impressive 2-1 win at West Brom in their last league game, they should be favourites to win, and may well score twice yet again.
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