Fulham vs Swansea – Match preview and team news

Two sides that have only picked up one victory in their previous five outings face-off at Craven Cottage on Saturday, looking to build on draws in their last Premier League outings on Boxing Day.

Fulham undid much of their good early season work in a spell that has seen them pick up just one win from 11, along with five defeats in the last eight. Some small encouragement for Martin Jol’s men may be that they have only been beaten twice in 13 matches at home in the Premier League.

Swansea meanwhile have been a mixed bag of late. One win in five shows a slowing up of Michael Laudrups’ side, which followed a seven game unbeaten record in which they boasted victories over Arsenal, Newcastle and Liverpool.

Fulham are without long-term injured Simon Davies, and will give late tests to Mahamadou Diarra and Mladen Petric. Bryan Ruiz is howeve set to return to the first team dquad following a hamstring injury.

Swansea are without talismanic centre-forward Michu, who picked up an ankle injury on Boxing Day, and so Danny Graham and Luke Moore will look to deputise for the Spaniard. The South Wales outfit can also call upon Pablo Hernandez, who is back from a thigh injury.

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