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Fulham will aim to get back to winning ways when they host Everton in the early Saturday kick-off.

The Cottagers were second best in their 1-0 home defeat to Wigan Athletic last Saturday, and Chris Coleman’s side face an even trickier tie against The Toffees in this televised clash.

The West Londoners have won only one of their last six games, while their Merseyside counterparts have only lost one of their last five Premiership fixtures.

It is Everton’s second straight weekend trip to London, with David Moyes’s side claiming a very creditable 1-1 draw against Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium last time out.

History has been on Fulham’s side in this fixture, as The Cottagers have not lost at home to The Toffees since August 1966.

Everton, who are looking for only their second Premiership away win of the season, will have to end their streak of not scoring a Premiership goal at Craven Cottage.

Club captain Luis Boa Morte could make his return to the starting line-up after recovering from a fractured cheekbone.

The Cottagers may start two former Toffees in strikers Tomasz Radzinski and Brian McBride against Everton.

Moyes, meanwhile, will have defender Nuno Valente back after the Portugal international overcame a groin injury.

The Scottish tactician is also without defender Patrick Boyle, as the left back returned from a month-long loan at Norwich City with a stress fracture in his back.

Moyes will also be concerned about those players who have been struck down by a virus that has hit his squad – with Alessandro Pistone, Tony Hibbert, David Weir and Gary Naysmith all doubts to face The Cottagers.