Fulham are finally hitting something close to what we’d call form.
The Whites have put in arguably their two best performances of the season in the past three weeks as they’ve managed to take points off of both Liverpool and Leicester City, two sides that are bound to be in and around Champions League places this season.
Fulham face something of an easier task on Wednesday as they face fellow relegation battlers Brighton and Hove Albion, and if they manage to beat the Seagulls, they will leapfrog them in the table.
Scott Parker has changed his system in recent weeks to contend against some of the top teams in the division, but in a very winnable game at home, will he be tempted to tinker with his tactics? We’ve had a go at predicting Fulham’s starting XI for this one.
It may not be that big of a surprise that we expect Fulham to be unchanged for this one.
The Whites were simply brilliant against Liverpool, carving the champions apart on numerous occasions, and if it weren’t for some sharp goalkeeping from Alisson, the London outfit could have walked away with all three points.
Brighton are an easier task, yes. But they aren’t necessarily a team that you need to change system against as, much like Liverpool, they will try to dominate possession and get the ball forward, which may lead to counter-attacking opportunities for Scott Parker’s side.
With all due respect, Matt Ryan is no Alisson, so if Fulham do carve out as many chances as they did against Liverpool, expect them to find the net on more than one occasion.
Of course, if this system doesn’t quite work, it’s easy for Parker to change to something more similar to what we saw at the start of the season by moving Ola Aina to right-back, Ruben Loftus-Cheek into midfield, Ivan Cavaleiro onto the wing and Bobby Decordova-Reid up top, while Aleksandar Mitrovic remains a dangerous prospect for Brighton on the Fulham bench.