Parker makes 2 changes, Maja starts: Fulham’s predicted XI vs West Ham
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Parker makes 2 changes, Maja starts: Fulham’s predicted XI vs West Ham


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If Fulham are to drag themselves out of the relegation zone they need to start winning some games, and their first chance to get back to winning ways comes against West Ham on Saturday.

The Whites come off the back of a humbling loss to Leicester City, and with Brighton beating Liverpool on Wednesday, their task to avoid relegation now looks a lot tougher.

However, it’s not impossible and Fulham have escaped worse in the past, the great escape form 2008 lives long in Fulham supporters’ memories, and they will hope to emulate that here.

Of course, to mount a great escape you need to start winning games, and in order to get a win here, Scott Parker must get his team selection spot on, and with that in mind, we’ve had a go at predicting Fulham’s starting XI for this one.

Fulham’s predicted XI vs West Ham

We expect the Whites to make two changes from the loss to Leicester, and it’s two big names that drop out of the side.

Indeed, we think that Josh Maja could be handed his debut from the start here, so Aleksandar Mitrovic drops out of the XI, while we also think that Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa could lose his spot after being subbed at half-time against Leicester amid a run of laboured performances.

Aside from that, Fulham line up as you’d probably expect them to.

The back five remains the same as we’ve seen for the majority of the past few months, while Mario Lemina partners his ex-Southampton teammate Harrison Reed in midfield.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek once again gets a start on the right-wing, while Ademola Lookman and Maja are the Whites’ two main attacking options.

This will be a massive match, and a win here could do wonders for the team’s confidence and chances of survival.

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