Fulham will play Southampton at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening in the English Premier League.
Fulham has made a promising start to life in the English Premier League and is now ranked in the top half of the standings. On Boxing Day, they beat nine-man Crystal Palace 3-0 to get back to winning ways in the league. With 22 points from 16 games, Fulham sits ninth in the league standings and will be looking to increase that total this weekend.
Southampton, on the other side, has had a nearly disastrous league season thus far, which led to the dismissal of manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. With the Saints losing 3-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion in their most recent game, new manager Nathan Jones has his job cut out. The visitors are now dead last in the league rankings with just 12 points from 16 games this season.
Date: Saturday, December 31st, 2022
Kickoff time: 3:00 PM GMT, 4:00 PM CET.
Fulham vs Southampton TV and live stream
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On Saturday, Marco Silva is expected to present a settled team headed by star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Neeskens Kebano, Layvin Kurzawa, and Manor Solomon are still unavailable for the hosts due to injury.
Theo Walcott, who has been sidelined with a calf issue, might not play for Southampton, while Tino Livramento is still recovering from his ACL injury.
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (ankle), defender Juan Larios (groyne), and midfielder Romeo Lavia (hamstring) are all unavailable.
Fulham league form:
W, D, L, L, W
Southampton league form:
D, L, L, L, L
Fulham’s possible starting lineup:
Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Mitrovic
Southampton’s possible starting lineup:
Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Diallo; Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Edozie; Adams
Fulham 2-1 Southampton
Fulham got off to a flying start on their return to play, and with confidence pouring through their veins, they may take advantage of Southampton’s troubles to close 2022 with consecutive wins.