Fulham were on course to return to the English Championship at the end of this campaign after one season in the Premier League until they began to record excellent results from their last three outings. The form from those three games has given Fulham the chance at redemption in their quest to survive relegation in the Premier League this season under manager Scott Parker. As at last week, the Cottagers were ten points adrift of safety as the third and final team in the relegation zone. The other two teams in the relegation zone are West Brom and Sheffield United. A run of seven points from the last three games has given Fulham a big chance to stay in the league in what's a remarkable turnaround from last week when they looked dead and buried. At that point, a lot of Premier League football watchers had written Fulham off as one of the three teams to be relegated alongside West Brom and Sheffield United but the relegation picture has changed in the last one week.
West Brom and Fulham locked horns at the Hawthorns and while both teams were in dire need of a win, none of them could secure all three points as they both had to share the spoils and settle for a point apiece. Fulham looked like they were going to seal the win after first taking the lead but after falling into a precarious situation that saw them trail afterwards, they came back to draw the match.
The final score of the game was 2-2 and here is how all the Fulham players fared in the game.
Alphonso Arreola: 6
Was not impressive and also did not engage in many activities aside from bringing out the ball from his net on the two occasions he conceded.
Ola Aina: 7
Top performance from the right-back. He has kept improving game by game and was only Unlucky that the first West Brom goal deflected off him.
Joachim Andersen: 9
Chelsea midfielder N'GoloKante will sit out the upcoming West London Derby with hosts Fulham through suspension. The Frenchman has five yellow cards in the league this season and he'll miss the Fulham game at the Craven Cottage as a result.
N'GoloKante collected the fifth yellow card of the season during the league match with Manchester City at the weekend. Kante was culpable for the third goal as Manchester City raced into a three-goal lead at the interval. The Blues scored a consolation goal in added time courtesy Callum Hudson-Odoi after coming on for Hakim Ziyech in the second half as the Blues ended the game with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of their fellow title contender.
Holders Liverpool could be without eight players for their Premier League trip to London to take on hosts Fulham in a week twelve duel scheduled for Craven Cottage on Sunday evening. The Reds have had to deal with several injury issues this season,but their title challenge has remained firm in the face of the injury problems.
Liverpool are expected to be without first choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker for the Fulham game as he continues to recover from his hamstring problem. Young shot stopper Caoimhin Kelleher has deputised well for Alisson in his absence though the Brazilian international should be ready to return for the top-of-the-table home league clash with title rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Wednesday night. Kelleher has been in the Liverpool goal for the last three games in all competitions, conceding just one goal.
Following their victory against West Bromwich Albion on Monday in their last league match, Fulham aims for back-to-back wins against Westham United. In the match preview, Bobby De Cordova-Reid said he knows of the threats posed by a West Ham United side managed by David Moyes but insists Fulham are going to the London Stadium in great spirits.
Speaking to Fulhamfc.com, he said the Hammers are a good side, so they pose some dangers. He expects them to be solid as a unit especially playing away from home so they can pick up something.
De Cordova-Reid says the team is confident going into the game so they would try and push for maximum points. He hopes the team can get more points in ahead of the upcoming international break. Off the back of a win, he hopes they can push their luck against their opponents.
According to the reports, Fulham manager Scott Parker might be replaced if the club fails to make it up to Premier League. They have one of the best squads in Championship but they have failed to show this on the championship table. Their forward section,which consists of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Bobby Reid, and Anthony Knockaert, is enough to shower fear into the minds of defence of Championship clubs.
As per the reports of DailyMail,Fulham is expecting Liverpool to give them £10 million for the transfer of Harvey Elliott. The young player has taken from Fulham just aftertwo months he started playing in n July 2019. He made his debut for Fulham at the age of 15 becoming the youngest player to play in EFL Cup. In Premier League, he made his debut on May 2019 coming out as a substitute for Andre Frank Zambo and became the youngest player to play in Premier League.
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic believes compatriot Luka Jovic is experiencing a crisis at Real Madrid. The Serbia international made the big-money move to the Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer but he has since struggled to impress with just two goals from 24 appearances across all competitions.
Watford attacker Ignacio Pusetto has expressed his delight after the Hornets were able to register a shock but convincing win over Liverpool in the Premier League. Nigel Pearson’s side had gone into the Reds game with a five-match winless league run but they managed to end the streak with a super display against the European champions.
The opening half saw Troy Deeney squander a clear-cut chance to find the back of the net but it appeared that the Hornets could rue the missed opportunity. However, that was not the case, as Ismaila Sarr scored twice for the Hornets before the hour mark while Deeney put the game to bed with the third goal in the 72nd minute.
Fulham manager Scott Parker has heaped praise on Bobby Reid after the forward netted his first goal for the Cottagers. The west London side produced one of their best displays of the season against Derby County at home and Reid was responsible for opening the scoring in the comfortable 3-0 triumph.