Mark Schwarzer and Paul Konchesky are missing from Fulham’s squad for this afternoon’s Premier League opener against Bolton Wanderers.
Schwarzer, who wants to join Arsenal, is replaced in goal by David Stockdale, with Pascal Zuberbuhler coming in as the replacement goalkeeper on the bench. Stephen Kelly will play at left back in place of Konchesky and Zoltan Gera has been included to support Bobby Zamora up front, with Clint Dempsey starting from the bench.
Owen Coyle has picked only one of his new signings to start at the Rebook Stadium with Martin Petrov lining up on the left side of midfield. Former Fulham defender Zat Knight has recovered from a hip injury to play alongside Gary Cahill at the heart of the hosts’ defence and Coyle has chosen to go with Johan Elmander and Kevin Davies up front.
BOLTON WANDERERS (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Robinson, Knight, Cahill; Muamba, Holden, Chung-Yong, Petrov; K. Davies, Elmander. Subs: Bogdan, Ricketts, O’Brien, Taylor, M. Davies, Blake, Klasnic.
FULHAM (4-4-1-1): Stockdale; Pantsil, Kelly, Hughes; Hangeland; Etuhu, Murphy, S. Davies, Duff; Gera; Zamora. Subs: Zuberbuhler, Stoor, Baird, Greening, Riise, Dempsey, Elm.