Star Returns To The Starting XI – Projected 4-2-3-1 Fulham Line-Up To Face Norwich


Predicted Fulham Lineup To Face Norwich

Fulham’s playoff push continued with a good 3-1 win over Ipswich last Saturday, keeping them in 7th place in the Championship table just behind Sheffield Wednesday.

They face a tough trip to Norwich now, who may well have found their feet very belatedly, especially at home, where they thrashed Reading 7-1 last week to remain in the top 10. In an astonishing performance, Norwich were 6-1 up at half time that day and will come here full of confidence.

They have plenty to offer going forward, as do Fulham, so this could be a very entertaining game indeed. Lucas Piazon came off the bench last week as his return from a broken jaw gathers pace, so he may well line-up from the start.

Expected Starting XI:

Manager: Slaviša Jokanović

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK – David Button

It is hard to understand why he was replaced by Marcus Bettinelli last time out, but with 40 games under his belt this season, he has been regarded as the no.1 and may come back into the side.

RB – Ryan Fredericks

The former Bristol City man has played 25 times in the league this season, creating 5 assists in the process and so can add crucial attacking presence once again from right-back position.

CB – Tomas Kalas

The on-loan Chelsea man can start again at the back on what may be a tough afternoon for defenders.

CB – Michael Madl

The Austrian has found his way into the side and may stay there at centre-back alongside Kalas once again.

LB – Scott Malone

The attacking full-back has been excellent this season and might start once more. 5 goals and 3 assists from left-back position is an outstanding record.

CM – Kevin McDonald

Should partner Johansen once again in the midfield engine room. He will be key in controlling the game in favour of Fulham.

CM – Stefan Johansen

The Norway midfielder adds crucial experience. Fulham will need all the defensive nous they can get in this game to keep out a confident Norwich attack.

RW – Sone Aluko

His mazy runs into the box may bring reward on a day like this. He will be looking to get on the scoresheet and make his point.

CAM – Tom Cairney

Although destined for bigger things in the summer; another appearance beckons for Fulham’s best player and he can be crucial on the day.

LW – Lucas Piazon

Floyd Ayite may consider himself unlucky to miss out, but he may be replaced here by the Brazilian who will be fresh, after having missed a chunk of the season with a jaw injury.

ST – Chris Martin

Another loanee, this time from Derby, Martin provides Fulham’s central goal scoring threat and provides a great foil for runners such as Aluko and Piazon.


Written by Gary Christie


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