Fulham (4-4-1-1) Stekelenburg; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Riise; Dejagah, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Taarabt; Berbatov
Fulham could hand a start to former Craven Cottage favourite Clint Dempsey, whilst Patjim Kasami, Alex Kacaniklic and Darrent Bent will also be seeking recalls having started in the cup last weekend. With Riise expected to continue at left-back, Richardson could vie with Dempsey for a role on the left wing, though Meulensteen also has the option of deploying Dempsey behind Berbatov in attack
Sunderland (4-4-1-1) Mannone; Bardsley, Brown, O’Shea, Alonso; Johnson, Cattermole, Colback, Giaccherini; Ki; Fletcher
Sunderland will be buoyed from their win against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup and they will need to carry that momentum in to the match against Fulham. Gus Poyet’s side sit bottom of the pile in the Premier League and are desperately chasing 3 points on Saturday.
It can’t go wrong this weekend with both Brede an Dempsey back!! #Fulhamfc
— Erik Nevland (@ErikNevland) January 10, 2014
— Scott (@76skelly) January 10, 2014
Suggestion from Fulham that both Hangeland and Stekelenburg could return tomorrow. That would not be good news for #safc
— graeme anderson (@sunechograeme) January 10, 2014
The Guardian believes Giaccherini will start tommorow against Fulham at Craven Cottage #SAFC
— Emanuele Giaccherini (@Giaccherini23) January 10, 2014
The day Sessegnon banged this one in for Sunderland….
Ki has been a crucial player for Sunderland this year, bagging that winning goal against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup. One to watch…….
Fulham have kept six clean sheets in their last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W4 D4 L1).
Sunderland have won only two of their nine previous Barclays Premier League trips to Fulham (D2 L5), though both victories ended 3-1.