Follow live updates and play-by-play text commentary from today’s Premier League game between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage.
After make a flying start to the season, Everton have slowed significantly in league, suffering three successive defeats, including a 3-1 loss to Manchester United before the international break. Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping his side can regain its early season form against a Fulham side that has been struggling since the start of the campaign.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will lead the Everton attacking line and will be supported by Richarlison, who returns from his three-match suspension. The forward is one of four changes made by manager Ancelotti from the defeat to Manchester United.
Alex Iwobi returns to help bolster the Everton attack, while Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina are back in the starting line-up to play in the backline. Mason Holgate, Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson are all drop to the bench, while the injured Seamus Coleman is not in the squad altogether.
Meanwhile for Fulham, boss Scott Parker makes two adjustments to the side which lost at West Ham before the international break.
Today sees Mario Lemina coming back in midfield and Ivan Cavaleiro returns in a more advanced position. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Aleksandar Mitrovic drop to the bench, while Jamaican international Bobby Decordova-Reid starts.
Fulham: Areola, Aina, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Robinson, Reed, Cairney, Lemina, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Lookman. Subs: Rodak, Odoi, Ream, Bryan, Anguissa, Loftus-Cheek, Mitrovic.
Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Mina, Digne, Allan, Doucoure, James, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin. Subs: Olsen, Holgate, Davies, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Tosun.
- Fulham won their last Premier League meeting with Everton (2-0 in April 2019), ending a run of 10 league games without a win against the Toffees (D2 L8). It was Scott Parker’s first victory as a manager in the competition.
- Everton have only failed to score in one of their last nine Premier League meetings with Fulham, though it was their last such match against them in April 2019 (0-2).
- Of all Premier League fixtures to have been played on more than 10 occasions, Fulham vs Everton has seen the highest percentage of home wins, with 23 of the 28 meetings between the two being won by the home side (82%).
- Everton have won their last two Premier League games in London, as many as they had in their previous 26 such games (W2 D11 L13). They last won three league games in a row in the capital back in April 1987.
- After conceding 10 goals in their first three Premier League games this season, Fulham have now shipped just five in their last five in the competition, picking up their first victory of the campaign in that run (2-0 vs West Brom).