Fulham v West Brom – Premier League preview

Fulham and West Brom will be looking to atone for slow starts to the season at Craven Cottage with both teams still looking for their strongest XI.

Martin Jol has added seven players to his quad and was the first to admit it will take time for them to gel, but was particularly disappointed with their latest defeat at the hands of struggling Newcastle. They will be looking to bounce back in front of their fans and have undoubted quality in their side – the likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Adel Taarabt, Damien Duff and Brede Hangeland to name just a few. If they can start to play with more confidence Fulham will be a tricky outfit this year.

West Brom currently find themselves bottom after three games – a stark contrast to their start last season. It was always going to be difficult replacing the goals and power of Romelu lukaku, but Stephane Sessegnon will be a great addition to their side. He will provide the missing link between their midfield and forwards, and with the right service can also provide a goal or two.

Keeper Maarten Stekelenburg will continue to miss out following his shoulder injury on the opening day of the season, with Kieron Richardson also certain not to feature. Aaron Hughes is carrying a thigh injury but should be able to take part.

West Brom also have keeper problems with Ben Foster still injured. Zoltan Gera, knee, Steven Reid, knock, and Matej Vydra, hamstring, will all also miss the trip to Craven Cottage. James Morrison and Graham Dorrans are carrying slight problems but are likely to be fit.

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