Fulham V Sheff Wed at Craven Cottage : Match Preview

18 August 2017 03:18
Lucas Piazon leg-break blow for Fulham

Fulham will be without Lucas Piazon for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.

The on-loan Chelsea midfielder faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he suffered a broken leg in Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Leeds.

Boss Slavisa Jokanovic could add Sheyi Ojo to his squad after signing the young forward on loan from Liverpool.

Tom Cairney's knee injury will be assessed while Tomas Kalas returns from suspension.

Sheffield Wednesday's latest signing Frederico Venancio could make his debut for the club.

Centre-half Venancio has joined on a season-long loan from Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal and is likely to feature if Glenn Loovens fails to recover from the back injury that ruled him out of the midweek draw against Sunderland.

Sam Hutchinson and fellow midfielder Almen Abdi will be assessed as they manage respective ongoing knee problems, while summer signing George Boyd, Jordan Rhodes and Steven Fletcher are pushing for recalls.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal must decide whether to recall Fernando Forestieri, who has missed two games following a training ground bust-up with team-mate Sam Winnall.

Source: PAR


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