22 Nov Fulham vs Charlton preview: Championship clash live on Sky Sports Football
Fulham vs Charlton
Sky Bet Chboat
12:30pm Saturday 5th October
Fulham face Charlton in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Football.
Fulham boss Scott Parker reported no fresh selection concerns before the Sky Bet Championship game against Charlton. The Cottagers won 4-1 at Reading on Tuesday night to extend their unbeaten streak to five matches.
Midfielder Harry Arter returned to the at the Madejski Stadium along with protector forward and Denis Odoi Bobby Decordova-Reid. Harrison Reed steven Sessegnon and Ivan Cavaleiro, however, all could be in emptiness having been replacements.
Charlton will test to Craven Cottage on ahead Chuks Aneke ahead of the trip. Aneke came on as a replacement in Wednesday nights 2-1 home defeat by Swansea, but picked up a busted problem so will be evaluated.
Defender Ben Purrington was forced off in The Valley with his stomach problem, which might leave the Addicks short of cover at left-back. Best scorer Lyle Taylor (knee) continues his comeback, combined with forwards Tomer Hemed (thigh), midfielder Beram Kayal (groin) and shield Lewis Page (Achilles).
After a launch that was combined, considering departing the Carabao Cup defeat to Southampton on August 27, Fulham have got into the groove in the month and are unbeaten. Last workout, they thumped Reading 4-1 and, four days before, ran out 2-0 winners from Wigan. Following a series of three draws those two victories came.
The Addicks form has been completely contrasting. In the early weeks, the promoted negative of Lee Bowyer won games right, left and centre, but they have endured since celebrity man Lyle Taylor endured an injury during the international break. They lost to Swansea but a dazzling 1-0 win at home to Leeds came in between that and defeats to Birmingham and Wigan.
Fulham boss Scott Parker:Ive been back as a participant and got lots of stick because I left on bad terms. I understood that the fans disappointment once I left as we had been flying, doing well, and I had been a huge portion of it at the moment. I went and watched Charlton from Swansea…heading back to the Valley and visiting some old faces .
That is a club which has been a large portion of my life and a club that I owe a lot to. It gave me the opportunity to develop into. It gave me this opportunity to reveal what I could do under Alan Curbishley. It nurtured me gave me a number of their values I have today. I hold Charlton in nothing but higher regard.
Charlton manager Lee Bowyer:Its a difficult challenge. They are among the favorites to get promotion, that. For me that they have the best squad in the branch. A great deal of seasoned Premier League players, A lot of Premier League players.
Defensively, were going to get to be correct, we are going to have to perform the defensive side of the match very well and after that once we do this we must move the ball quickly. Nothing changes by our side
When Lee Bowyer guided Charlton into League One play-off glory again in May, it is fair to say Addicks fans would not have expected to see these hanging comfortably in the top half of this Championship, where they had not been seen as the 2015/16 effort.
Whats even more unexpected is that Lee Bowyer – that ran a fishing business in France only a couple of years ago – remains even though coming close to leaving The Valley after a issues. The start was slowed due to an injury to star striker Lyle Taylor, but Saturdays London derby gives an perfect platform.
Fulham are unbeaten in their last 10 games against Charlton in all contests (W5 D5 L0) since a 2-1 defeat in December 2004 in the Premier League.
Charlton are winless in 12 away matches against Fulham in all contests (W0 D3 L9), dropping their final three visits by an aggregate score of 10-0.
Fulham have won 16 of their last 20 house Championship games (like play-offs), losing just once in that streak (W16 D3 L1).
Charlton have not lost successive league matches dropping in League One to Barnsley and Coventry.
Fulham have dropped only one of their past 10 London derbies from the Championship (W5 D4 L1), a 3-1 defeat to Brentford in December 2017.
Charlton have won their last three league London derbies – they havent won four consecutively since beneath Alan Curbishley.
Fulham could have done even if John Swift hadnt been shipped off in 1-0, and likely blew Reading away in midweek. Theyll do that to teams this year that give them space to play.
Charlton wont. They will be up for this at Craven Cottage and keen to bounce back from their defeat, and having taken the lead against Swansea. Score draw .
David Prutton predicts: 2-2 (16/1 with Sky Bet)