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Fulham team news and predicted XI vs Crystal Palace

All the latest from Craven Cottage

Fulham have endured a tough start to the season both on and off the pitch, but will be looking to demonstrate that they are still a very good side when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Amid speculation around Willian and Joao Palhinha and the departure of Aleksander Mitrovic to Al-Hilal and offers made for manager Marco Silva, it was a tough summer for the Cottagers.

They have begun the new campaign okay despite this though, with seven points from their first five games earning them a spot in the top half of the Premier League as things stand.

But as Fulham’s own Tom Cairney explained, Mitrovic and his goals have been ‘difficult to replace’.

The Cottagers have scored just five times across five games, and appear to lack a reliable goalscorer since the Serbian departed, something that could cost them in the long run.

Every point and goal will be vital then, as they look set for a more difficult second season than their first campaign back in the top flight, and games against those around and below them will be crucial to their success.

Predicted XI

Team News

Marco Silva has almost a full squad to choose from, but will be missing two key parts of his first-choice starting XI.

Impressive fullback Antonee Robinson will miss out thanks to a muscle injury, which will likely see summer addition Timothy Castagne keep his place at left-back.

In midfield, Sasa Lukic is also sidelined, which could see one of Harrison Reed or Tom Cairney return to the starting XI.

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Ben Browning

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