Fulham’s fate may well be decided over their next three games.
The Whites face three of the toughest consecutive games any team could possibly ask for in the Premier League, with Man City and Liverpool coming up over the next fortnight.
However, before Fulham face Pep Guardiola’s side or Jurgen Klopp’s champions, they have to host Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs looked to be a winnable game after their poor run of recent form, but after they put four past Burnley with Gareth Bale hitting form, this match now looks like something of a scary prospect.
With that being said, this is still a game that’s there to be won, and we’ve had a go at predicting how Fulham will line-up for this match.
Fulham may have been in good form as of late, but we think there will be plenty of changes for this game.
The big news is that we think Fulham will revert to their five at the back formation that was utilised earlier this season.
As good as Scott Parker’s side have been, it’s hard to imagine they will dominate possession against any of Spurs, City or Liverpool, so this counter-attacking style could be just what the doctor ordered.
Of course, a change in system also means a change in personnel, so Antonee Robinson comes into this starting XI in place of Bobby Decordova-Reid whose usual berth at right-wing-back in this system is taken up by Kenny Tete.
The rest of the back five is about what you’d expect it to be, while Harrison Reid and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa retain their spots in midfield.
Ivan Cavaleiro got on the scoresheet the last time these two sides met, and he looked electric when he came on against Crystal Palace over the weekend so he gets a start here.
Ademola Lookman and Josh Maja retain their spots in the XI.