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Fulham team news and predicted XI vs Southampton

All the latest team news from Craven Cottage

Marco Silva’s overachieving Fulham side have yet another massive say on the Premier League relegation race as they travel to the South coast to take on Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

The Cottagers, who thrashed Leicester City 5-3 on Monday courtesy of goals from Willian, Tom Cairney and Carlos Vinicius, could relegate the Saints should they come away from St Mary’s with all three points, while they can also leapfrog Brentford should results go their way across the weekend.

They could also take a massive step towards finishing above rivals Chelsea, something unthinkable last summer but now a strong possibility should Fulham collect another six points from their final three games.

Here’s how we expect Silva to set his side up, and the latest team news from southwest London.

Predicted XI

Team News

The big news for Fulham will be the return of talismanic figure Aleksandr Mitrovic, who has served his eight game ban for an alteraction with an official during Fulham’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester United.

He will likely come straight back into the side in the place of Carlos Vinicius, who has been filling in for the Serbian.

Playmaker Andreas Pereira will not play again this season after picking up an injury at the beginning of the month, he confirmed.

‘The situation of Andreas will be the same; he will not play anymore this season. We are waiting for more updates, and when we are more sure about everything, we are going to give more feedback.’

The same applies to Tim Ream, who broke his arm against Manchester City, while Lyvin Kurzuwa remains sidelined with a thigh injury and Daniel James is a doubt with a hamstring strain.

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Ben Browning

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