Just the one game to keep us ticking over today, as Fulham play host to out-of-sorts Sunderland. Plenty will be hoping for another big haul from Dimitar Berbatov after a rare blank from Robin Van Persie at Norwich yesterday. As always, our Dugout Discussion chatroom is now open ahead of the 4pm kick off:
The team news is as follows:
Martin Jol makes three changes from the side that drew 3-3 at Arsenal last Saturday. The alterations all come in midfield, with Damien Duff coming in for Ashkan Dejagah on the right, while Alex Kacaniklic steps in for the injured Kieran Richardson on the opposite flank. Veteran Giorgos Karagounis earns his first league start for the Cottagers – he partners Steve Sidwell in the centre, with Mahamadou Diarra injured and Chris Baird serving a one-match suspension.
Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise; Duff, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kacaniklic; Ruiz, Berbatov
For Sunderland, Martin O’Neill makes two alterations from last week’s defeat at Everton. Phil Bardsley has shrugged off a hamstring problem to replace the suspended Craig Gardner at right-back, while Lee Cattermole’s recovery from a knee problem forces a midfield reshuffle. Seb Larsson is moved from the centre to the right, with Adam Johnson shifting to the left, meaning James McClean drops to the bench for the second time in the last three Gameweeks.
Mignolet; Bardsley, Cuellar, O’Shea, Rose; Larsson, Cattermole, Colback, Johnson; Sessegnon, Fletcher.