22 Nov Fulham vs Charlton preview: Championship clash live on Sky Sports Football
Fulham vs Charlton
Sky Bet Chship
12:30pm Saturday 5th October
Fulham face Charlton at the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Football.
Fulham manager Scott Parker reported no selection concerns before the Sky Bet Championship match. The Cottagers won 4-1 at Reading on Tuesday night to extend their unbeaten run to five games.
Midfielder Harry Arter returned into the starting line-up in the Madejski Stadium and guardian Bobby Decordova-Reid and forwards Denis Odoi. Ivan Cavaleiro, Harrison Reed and steven Sessegnon, however, could be in emptiness with been unused replacements.
Charlton will test on forward Chuks Aneke before the trip. Aneke picked up a busted problem, although came on by Swansea so will be evaluated.
His problem, which could render the Addicks short of cover at left-back forced off at The Valley defender Ben Purrington. Best scorer Lyle Taylor (knee) continues his recovery, combined with forward Tomer Hemed (thigh), midfielder Beram Kayal (groin) and defender Lewis Page (Achilles).
After a combined launch, considering departing the Carabao Cup following defeat to Southampton on August 27 Fulham have got into the groove in the month and are unbeaten in all competitions. Last workout, they ran out 2-0 winners against Wigan, thumped Reading 4-1 and, four days before. Those two successes came after a series of three consecutive 1-1 draws.
The Addicks variant has been totally contrasting. In the first weeks, Lee Bowyer side were winning matches left, centre and right, but since celebrity guy Lyle Taylor endured an injury they have endured. They lost however a brilliant 1-0 win at home to Leeds came in between that and defeats to Birmingham and Wigan.
Fulham boss Scott Parker:I have been back as a participant and got plenty of stick because I left on bad terms. I knew that the fans disappointment when I left because we flew, doing very well, and that was a portion of it in the time. I went and saw Charlton against Swansea…going back to The Valley and seeing a few old faces .
That is a club that was a huge part of my life and a club that I owe a lot to. It gave me the chance to turn into the player I ever did. It gave me a opportunity. Now it nurtured me gave me a few of the core values I have. I maintain Charlton in nothing but higher regard.
Charlton manager Lee Bowyer:it is a difficult challenge. They are among the favourites to acquire promotion, that. For me they have the best team at the branch. A whole great deal of Premier League players, a lot of Premier League players.
Defensively, were likely to need to be correct, we are likely to need to do the defensive aspect of the sport very well and after that once we do this we must move the ball immediately. Nothing changes from our side
When Lee Bowyer directed Charlton to League One play-off glory back in May, it is reasonable to say Addicks fans wouldnt have expected to see them sitting comfortably in the top half of the Championship, in which they had not been seen since the 2015/16 campaign.
What is even more surprising is that Lee Bowyer – that ran a fishing business in France only a couple of years ago – remains at the helm, despite coming close to leaving The Valley following a problems. The brilliant start has been slowed due to an injury however, Saturdays London derby provides an perfect stage.
Fulham are unbeaten in their last 10 matches against Charlton in most competitions (W5 D5 L0) because a 2-1 defeat in December 2004 from the Premier League.
Charlton are winless in 12 away games against Fulham in most contests (W0 D3 L9), dropping their last three visits with an aggregate score of 10-0.
Fulham have won 16 of their last 20 house Championship matches (like play-offs), losing only once in that streak (W16 D3 L1).
Charlton havent lost consecutive away league games dropping to Coventry and Barnsley.
Fulham have lost just one of the past 10 London derbies from the Championship (W5 D4 L1), a 3-1 defeat to Brentford at December 2017.
Charlton have won their last three league London derbies – that they still havent won four consecutively since March 2000 beneath Alan Curbishley.
Fulham still would have done even if John Swift had not been sent off in 1-0, and probably blew Reading away in midweek. They will do that to teams this season that provide them space to perform.
Charlton wont. Theyll be up for this at Craven Cottage and keen to bounce back from their midweek defeat, and having initially taken the lead against Swansea. Score draw .
David Prutton predicts: 2-2 (16/1 with Sky Bet)