For Fulham’s second crucial away game of this double-header weak, Parker has chosen to start Aleksander Mitrovic, in what hopefully could become a ‘plan B’ masterstroke with the ability to save the club from relegation come the end of the season. But what is the rest of the Fulham line-up? And how do the Baggies line up today?
Scott has seemingly chosen a back five once again to face West Bromwich Albion, making four changes from the match against the Seagulls. The line-up suggests that the Whites will start with Mitrovic leading the line, as Cavaleiro drops to the bench, likely with Lookman to his left and Loftus-Cheek to his right.
The midfield duo also faces a change, with Lemina assuming the box-to-box midfielder over Reed for this game, whilst Anguissa keeps his spot. In the back line, Antonee Robinson returns at left wing back, after completing his two game ban, with Decordova-Reid switching back to the other side. The centre back trio have remained the same, with Adarabioyo on the left side, Andersen in the middle and Aina on the right. Areola remains between the sticks after Wednesday’s wonderful display of talent.
But how do our opponents line up?
The Baggies have seemingly also chosen to line up with a 5-2-3 formation, with the Mnachester United academy graduate Sam Johnstone starting in goal. Their centre-back trio will consist of Ajayi, Oshea and Bartley, which Mitrovic will attempt to disrupt, whilst Furlong starts as a right wing-back and Gibbs as a left wing-back. Given the Albion’s frailties in defence as of recent times, currently holding a -33 goal difference, there is some hope that Fulham can add a third win to their tally.
The Baggies then line up with Snodgrass and their captain Livermoore as a midfield duo, whilst Gallacher – who the Whites faced at Charlton and Swansea last season – and set-piece specialist Pereira start on the flanks. Northern Ireland international Calm Robinson then starts up front. Fulham’s ex-goalkeeper, David Button, starts on the bench for this season’s second David Button Derby.
What do you think of the line-ups today?