The conspiracy theorists will be presumably out in force after this news. Jimmy Bullard, absent for the Chelsea game after picking up a dead leg against Spurs, will miss out this afternoon with a groin injury.

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson said:

Jimmy’s still injured unfortunately so he’s out of the running for Saturday’s game. He had a slight groin problem before the dead leg. The dead leg exacerbated the situation with the groin. He was then sick so he couldn’t train for a while but since that’s passed over the problem is the groin.

The good news is that Zoltan Gera is back in contention and he might replace Simon Davies, who is struggling to shake off some sickness. The Blackburn game will probably come a little too soon for Andranik, who has returned to training after a long-term injury, but Hodgson is unlikely to put him straight back into the side.