Brede Hangeland is a doubt for the short trip to Chelsea today but has praised Fulham’s medical staff for helping him play through the pain and appear in as many as 60 games over the last calendar year.

My body is in constant pain. Sixty games is an astonishing amount.

It’s okay for now because we have a team of professional doctors to look after us. I also have to look after myself, eating and drinking right and getting plenty of sleep. But I have been in constant pain throughout this time.

I am probably at the limit that allows you to work. Some people would want us to play everyday, though, so it is finding the right balance.