Fulham will be without Mark Crossley and Zat Knight for tonight’s League Cup quarter final against Chelsea as they seek revenge for their league thrashing at the hands of their local rivals earlier this month.

Chris Coleman has already warned his players that they will need to be in the right frame of mind to tackle Jose Mourinho’s men with the Blues contemplating an unprecedented domestic quadruple. The Fulham boss will be forced to reshuffle his pack with Dutch international Edwin van der Sar set to replace Crossley in goal and veteran centre half Ian Pearce poised to come in for Knight.