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Fulham face another tough away game in the Premier League this weekend as they take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Scott Parker’s team scored an impressive three points in their last top flight game, winning 2-1 on the road at Leicester City, to add their first three away points of the season.
However, they now face a Manchester City side that beat Burnley 5-0 at home in their last Premier League game, so the Cottagers will have to be in their prime if they want to get anything out of the game.
Here’s how Football FanCast expects Parker to line up his side against the Citizens, with two changes from the side that beat Leicester City …
Parker must keep faith in his goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who has made some impressive displays of late, while the defensive setup also remains the same for the game at the Etihad.
The first of two changes comes in midfield, with captain Tom Cairney replacing Harrison Reed. Scottish midfielder, who wins £ 40k a week At Fulham, he will be confident that he will be a creative force on this side of the Cottagers when they get a chance to advance against the Citizens, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be important as a box-to-box midfielder in Parker’s starting lineup.
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Frank Zambo Anguissa also remains in place after an impressive performance against Leicester City, and the Cameroonian is sure to be important again if Fulham are to avoid defeat to Guardiola’s side.
In the meantime, there should be a change in attack, as Aleksandr Mitrovic replaces Bobby Dedorcova-Reid, as Fulham can depend on a forward to hold the ball, and the Serb can be effective as a target, while the former striker of the Bristol City may be better off as someone who can hit the bench for this particular accessory.
Unsurprisingly, both Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro maintain their place in the starting lineup after scoring the goals last time out, and both are sure to prove vital for Fulham in their attacking game on Saturday.
It will be interesting to see if Parker’s team can build on their victory last time out, but they couldn’t have asked for a much more difficult game to follow up on their last three points.
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