Those teams: Fulham boss Marco Silva makes two changes to the side that won 3-2 at Leeds last Sunday. Neeskens Kebano and Issa Diop come in, with Harry Wilson and Tosin Adarabioyo making way. Kenny Tete is back on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury, while Dan James is also among the substitutes.
Frank Lampard has picked the same Everton team that did so well against Crystal Palace. Having returned to fitness, Nathan Patterson is on the bench. There’s no place in the matchday squad for the Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon.
Fulham: Leno, Kebano, Reed, Diop, Mitrovic, Ream, De Cordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian, João Palhinha, Robinson
Subs: Rodak, Duffy, Wilson, Cairney, James, Tete, Vinícius, Tosin, Harris
Everton: Pickford, Tarkowski, Onana, Calvert-Lewin, Gordon, Gray, Iwobi, Mykolenko, Coleman, Gueye, Coady
Subs: Begovic, Holgate, Keane, McNeil, Doucoure, Maupay, Davies, Garner, Patterson
Fulham right-back Kenny Tete is back from a thigh injury and could start today. Left-back Manor Solomon and winger Layvin Kurzawa are sidelined but loanee Dan James is expected to return to the side this weekend after being forced to sit out Fulham’s win over his parent club Leeds.
Everton are without Ben Godfrey and Andros Townsend, who remain sidelined and unlikely to return before Christmas. Yerry Mina is also out after suffering a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury. Nathan Patterson has recovered from an ankle injury and is expected to be in today’s matchday squad. The Scottish right-back has not played since Everton’s home win over West Ham in mid-September.
Premier League: Fulham host Everton at Craven Cottage, with the visitors in twelfth place in the table, five points behind their hosts, who are scaling the unexpectedly dizzy heights of seventh. Sacked by Everton almost three years ago after 18 months in charge of Goodison Park, Marco Silva has done sterling work at Fulham since his appointment in July 2021, taking them into the Premier League as champions last season and now making a very decent fist of keeping them in the top flight.
Having kept Everton up following his appointment as manager last season, Frank Lampard is having an up and down time of it in the current campaign. His side swatted Crystal Palace aside courtesy of three outstanding goals last weekend but that impressive victory came on the back of three consecutive defeats. Everton have won just one of their six matches on the road this season. Kick-off at the Cottage is at 5.30pm but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.