Fulham host Manchester United on Sunday afternoon in the final Premier League match before the impending World Cup.
A win would put Marco Silva's Championship champions just one point behind Manchester United heading into the six-week hiatus. Fulham have outscored the Red Devils this season and have had a clear week to prepare.
Manchester United avenged last weekend's heavy loss to Aston Villa with a Carabao Cup triumph against the same midlands foe at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
Here's everything you need to know about the last bout of club football before the international scene takes centre stage.
Where are Fulham vs Man Utd playing?
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Craven Cottage
- Date: Sunday 13 November
- Kick-off Time: 16:30 GMT / 11:30 ET / 08:30 PT
- VAR: Stuart Attwell
- Referee: Paul Tierney
Fulham vs Man Utd H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Fulham: 0 Wins
Man Utd: 3 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Man Utd: WWWLW
Fulham team news
Fulham will be without Neeskens Kebano for the foreseeable future after the winger ruptured his Achilles tendon earlier this month. Manor Solomon will be able to show him around Fulham's medical facilities after sitting out the last three months with a knee injury.
Bobby De Cordova-Reid will be back from suspension but both Kenny Tete and the influential midfielder Harrison Reed are sidelined with five yellow cards to their names.
Aleksandar Mitrovic missed Fulham's trip to the blue half of Manchester last weekend with the recurrence of an ankle problem that he has been managing since September. The Serbia striker was included in his nation's World Cup squad but is expected to miss out on Sunday afternoon.
Andreas Pereira is in line to face his former club for the first time since leaving.
Fulham predicted lineup vs Man Utd
Fulham Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Leno; De Cordova-Reid, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Cairney, Palhinha; Wilson, Pereira, Willian; Vinicius.
Bench: Rodak, Kurzawa, Tosin, Duffy, James, Onomah, Mbabu, Harris, Chalobah.
Man Utd team news
Raphael Varane was a surprise inclusion in France's squad but isn't likely to feature for his club before Les Bleus meet Australia in Al-Wakrah. Diogo Dalot will sit out through suspension.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho missed the midweek triumph over Aston Villa through illness. Antony has been struggling with an injury to his hip flexor but will be travelling to Qatar with Brazil.
Injury has prevented Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe from featuring this season though both are targeting returns this winter.
Man Utd predicted lineup vs Fulham
Man Utd Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Lindelof, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Bench: Dubravka, Malacia, Fred, McTominay, Van de Beek, Pellistri, Elanga, Ronaldo, Antony.
Fulham vs Man Utd score prediction
Fulham have gone more than a decade since their last victory against Manchester United when Roy Hodgson led the Cottagers to a 3-0 romp in 2009. In fact, since England last won the World Cup, Fulham have beaten Manchester United just three times in 43 meetings (D8 L32).
The potential absence of top scorer Mitrovic and Reed, who is Fulham's most prolific creator in open play, won't help Silva's side end their hoodoo in this fixture.
Manchester United, conversely, will have their instrumental playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, back after his suspension last weekend left a yawning chasm in the creativity department.
Prediction: Fulham 1-3 Man Utd
Source : 90min