Fulham host an ambitious Everton side this weekend as both teams look to register consecutive victories heading into the game on Saturday. Unbeaten in three league games ahead of the tie, Fulham will be looking to break into the top-six within the league table whilst the visitors will be hoping to embark on a winning run in a bid to break into the top half of the table before the World Cup.
Amongst the most impressive teams this season, Fulham will be keen on continuing to improve their performances over the coming weeks. With manager Marco Silva having established efficient chemistry across the players on the pitch, the Cottagers will be hoping to maintain their standard of performance on the pitch over the course of the campaign. Facing an Everton side striving to break into the top half of the table, the hosts will be keen on avoiding a negative result this Saturday.
On the other hand, having secured an encouraging victory against Crystal Palace last weekend, Everton will be looking to improve their tally of points moving forward. Although Frank Lampard’s side continues to remain inconsistent in their displays, the Toffees will be hoping to secure three points against Fulham this weekend. With the team expected to remain robust in their approach, Everton will be looking to carry forward momentum from their impressive performance against Palace moving into the game against Fulham.
When & Where?
Venue: Craven Cottage.
Date: Saturday, 29th October 2022.
Time: 17:30 BST.
Referee: John Brooks.
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett.
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson.
VAR Official: Stuart Attwell.
For the host, Laywin Kurzawa and Manor Soloman remain out of contention for the tie against Everton whilst the manager is expected to provide an update on Kenny Tate after the full-back missed out against Leeds United last weekend. Daniel James is likely to return to the match-day squad, although Silva is likely to deploy the same starting lineup that secured a crucial three points at Elland Road.
For Everton, Nathan Patterson is expected to return to the match-day squad having recovered from injury although the likes of Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, and Andros Townsend remain out of contention owing to injuries for the game against Fulham. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is expected to lead the attack as the striker continues to make a full return to match fitness.
With either team looking to embark on a run of positive results, Saturday’s match-up is likely to provide for an exciting game at Craven Cottage. Hoping to maintain their impressive position in the league table, Fulham will be looking for nothing but three points whilst the visitors will be keen on the same, having shown an appetite to break into the top half of the table in recent weeks.
Likely to utilise the flanks in a bid to bypass Everton’s imposing midfield, Fulham are likely to pressure the opposition in possession on Saturday. Known to be clinical in front of goal alongside boasting an impressive core of creative personnel on the pitch, the Cottagers are expected to capitalise on set-pieces whilst being wary of conceding on the break this weekend.
Meanwhile, fresh off an excellent result against Palace, the Toffees will be keen on securing a positive result against Fulham. Likely to rely on their midfield to cut the opposition’s passing lanes whilst being solid in defence, Everton are expected to utilise their physicality in challenging the opposition on Saturday. Moreover, with the visitors needing to improve their tally of points over the coming weeks, the Toffees are likely to employ a proactive approach against Fulham.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Fulham
Having been Fulham’s primary goal-scorer this season, Mitrovic’s impact is likely to play a key role in the team’s performance on Saturday. Likely to test Everton’s defence on set-pieces alongside being a nuisance in transitions, the forward will be looking to continue delivering notable contributions over the coming weeks.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Everton
Expected to play a key role in Everton’s prospects for a result on Saturday, Calvert-Lewin will be looking to be involved in the goals this weekend. Likely to trouble Fulham’s defence owing to his movement into the box and physical nature, the English striker will be looking to make the best of his opportunities at Craven Cottage.
Fulham predicted lineup vs Everton: Bernd Leno; Bobby Decordova-Reid, Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson; Harrison Reed, Joao Palhinha; Neeskens Kebano, Andreas Periera, Willian; Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Everton predicted lineup vs Fulham: Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitaly Mykolenko; Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana; Anthony Gordon, Alex Iwobi, Demarai Gray; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.