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In Focus: Fulham

28 March 2018

Norwich City take on Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship at Carrow Road on Good Friday (3pm).

Fulham travel to Norfolk on the back of some impressive form and will be looking for revenge after the Canaries snatched a late equaliser on the opening day of the season.

Here’s our guide to what City can expect when they come up against The Cottagers.

Key players
Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic have both played an integral part in the Fulham's push for automatic promotion.

The duo have been instrumental for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side who are second only to league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in goals scored this season having netted an impressive 66 in 38 games.

The 17-year-old left winger has 14 goals and five assists to his name this campaign. His impressive performances have left some fans suggesting he should be part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the World Cup.

Mitrovic has hit the ground running since he joined on-loan from Newcastle United in January.

The Serbian international has scored seven goals in nine games, already beating last season’s tally of six goals.

The Canaries will also need to be wary of Tom Cairney and Lucas Piazon who have eight goals and nine assists between them.

Form guide
Fulham have gone from strength to strength since the turn of the year winning ten of their previous 14 games – losing only once.

Fulham’s last league defeat was in mid-December when they were beaten 1-0 by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The Cottagers beat league leaders Wolves 2-0 on February 24. Three wins from three games followed, with victories against play-off hopefuls Derby County, Sheffield United and Preston North End.

Fulham could only manage a draw at home to QPR in their last outing however, despite being 2-0 up at half time.

The result put the West Londoner’s on 69 points, seven off second-placed Cardiff City.

Previous meeting
The two sides met in the reverse fixture on the opening day of the Sky Bet Championship season in August.

The hosts took the lead mid-way through the first half after a drilled ball in from Sessegnon was deflected in off Russell Martin’s heel.

The Canaries snatched a late equaliser with just two minutes remaining when Nelson Oliveira poked the ball past David Button following a throughball from Wes Hoolahan.

Squad list
Goalkeepers: Marcus Bettinelli, David Button.

Defenders: Ryan Fredericks, Denis Odoi, Tim Ream, Matt Targett, Cyrus Christie, Marcelo Djalo, Tomas Kalas.

Midfielders: Ryan Sessegnon, Kevin McDonald, Neeskens Kebano, Stefan Johansen, Tom Cairney, Oliver Norwood, Ibrahima Cisse.

Forwards: Rui Fonte, Floyd Ayite, Sheyi Ojo, Lucas Piazon, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Aboubakar Kamara.


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