• Date: Mon 17 April 2017
  • Kick-off: 13:45
  • Venue: Craven Cottage
Fulham

Fulham

R. Sessegnon 17"

S. Aluko 56"

N. Kebano 79"

3 - 1
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

J. Grealish 50"

Fulham vs Aston Villa


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Rush of blood to the head rules Chris Martin out of Villa clash

Chris Martin will miss Fulham's Sky Bet Championship clash with Aston Villa after seeing red at Norwich.

The striker was sent off during the 3-1 win over his former club and Fulham confirmed they were unsuccessful with an appeal, meaning he will serve a three-game ban.

Denis Odoi's participation remains in doubt. The Belgian defender sat out his fourth straight game due to insufficient fitness but there was better news for former England midfielder Scott Parker, who took a place on the bench following his recovery from a back injury.

Keeper Marcus Bettinelli is keeping David Button out of goal in a team pushing hard to remove Sheffield Wednesday from the final play-off place.

Villa boss Steve Bruce is unlikely to have Wales international Neil Taylor available for the trip to Craven Cottage.

The left-back picked up a groin injury in training on Thursday and missed the 3-1 defeat against Reading on Saturday with Jordan Amavi taking his place.

Amavi is in line to retain his place if Taylor is not available while goalkeeper Mark Bunn, who has been an understudy to Sam Johnstone for the majority of the season, is also a doubt with a knee problem.

Jonathan Kodjia could lead the attack again if he comes through unscathed after playing a full 90 minutes following a knock, with Scott Hogan waiting in the wings after recovering from an ankle issue, but Gabby Agbonlahor (hamstring) and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (ankle) are out.
Team Lineups

Fulham

1 M. Bettinelli
3 S. Malone
13 T. Ream
26 T. Kalas
30 R. Sessegnon 17"
24 S. Aluko 56"
14 S. Johansen
6 K. McDonald
11 F. Ayité
10 T. Cairney
2 R. Fredericks
Substitutes
N. Kebano > S. Malone 55"79"
Lucas Piazon > S. Aluko 86"
S. Parker
G. Cyriac
M. Madl
R. Sigurðsson
D. Button

Aston Villa

34 S. Johnstone
6 T. Elphick
12 J. Chester
2 N. Baker
23 J. Amavi
16 J. Bree
25 M. Jedinak
22 G. Gardner
40 J. Grealish50"
26 J. Kodjia
9 S. Hogan
Substitutes
A. Hutton > J. Bree 70"
R. Hepburn-Murphy > J. Amavi 78"
C. Hourihane > S. Hogan 81"
H. Lansbury
L. Bacuna
M. Bunn
A. Adomah

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