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A matchup of misfits at Craven Cottage is scheduled as Fulham and Luton Town set up a Premier League showdown that defies convention. In a contest that promises to be as peculiar as it is pulsating, both teams find themselves in the unenviable position of being winless in their last three outings, making their journey through the league nothing short of an oddity.
Luton Town, residing in the 19th place on the points table, has seen their fortunes take a bizarre turn with three consecutive losses, leaving their loyal supporters bewildered and yearning for a return to normalcy. On the other side of this peculiar coin, Fulham, perched at 13th place, experienced a fleeting moment of triumph before tumbling into a winless rut that defies explanation.
Fulham v Luton Town: Predicted Line-Ups & News
As these footballing misfits converge on the historic turf of Craven Cottage, the quest for redemption takes on an eccentric twist. Will Fulham’s unpredictable nature propel them to an unexpected resurgence, or can Luton Town, in an equally perplexing turn of events, snatch victory from the jaws of inconsistency?
Team News: Fulham
Marcos Silva will want the Cottagers to get back to winning ways against Luton and with good reason. The transfer window’s drama is behind them and they still have Joao Palhinha in their ranks. Alongside Harrison Reed, the Brazilian signed a new contract and with only three players missing from the selection, they have all the ingredients to trouble the visitors.
It will be interesting how they matchup against the Hatters, whom they demolished 7-0 in their last meeting. As they come into this meeting on the back of a 5-1 defeat to Manchester City, the complete turnaround would be welcome as they prepare themselves for the next rounds of Premier League action.
Leaving aside the defeat to City, Fulham have impressed in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal and the EFL Cup knockout of Tottenham. They can mixup with the best when they want to but getting over a complete dismantling will surely be a test of their characters.
Fulham Predicted Lineup
Bernd Leno, Tim Ream, Kenny Tete, Issa Diop, Antonee Robinson, Tom Cairney, Andreas Pereira, Harrison Reed, Harry Wilson, Bobby Decordova-Reid, Raúl Jiménez
Team News: Luton Town
Rob Edwards has the toughest task in the Premier League. Unable to play a Kenilworth Road regularly, he has to usher his charges for their outings without home support to rely upon. They do not have the largest squad at their disposal and it is making squad selection difficult for them.
They have missed out on 23-year-old Gabe Osho from their ranks but the player is nearing full fitness after the international break. On the other hand, it will be interesting if Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga makes his debut after watching the close 2-1 defeat to West Ham from the stands.
Results in English top-flight football have been difficult with Brighton and Chelsea showcasing the might of the Premier League while the defeat to Hammers revealed the unfortunate nature of the game.
Luton Town Predicted Lineup
Thomas Kaminski, Amari’i Bell, Reece Burke, Mads Juel Andersen, Ross Barkley, Marvelous Nakamba, Tahith Chong, Ryan Giles, Alfie Doughty, Carlton Morris, Elijah Adebayo
Will Marco Silva give Andreas Pereira another chance?
Fulham were taken to the cleaners by Manchester City. The treble winners were in complete control of the game and it saw Andreas Pereira fall behind his usually high standards. The Brazilian’s yellow card impacted his performance in the middle of the park and was one of the lowest ranked players on the pitch. However, Silva kept him on the pitch for the duration of the meeting and it looks likely he will be started against Luton Town at Craven Cottage.
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