The striker, who returned to training last week following five weeks out with an ankle injury, missed Sunday's 3-1 home defeat against West Ham after failing a fitness test and is not set to return before Saturday's trip to Tottenham.
Missing: Fulham could do with Dembele (centre) back in the starting XI
Matthew Briggs (calf) is out until next month, while Bobby Zamora (leg) and Philippe Senderos (achilles) should return in February.
Team (from): Schwarzer, Kelly, Salcido, Hughes, Baird, Hangeland, Duff, Dempsey, Murphy, Davies, Gera, Etuhu, A Johnson, E Johnson, Stockdale, Pantsil, Kamara, Greening, Dikgacoi.
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