FOOTBALL IS BACK!
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for with the return of the football season and all eyes will be on Craven Cottage on Friday night with Newcastle United the visitors.
Rafa Benitez’s side have been extremely active so far this summer with several high-profile signings such as Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Grant Hanley joining, as well as the imminent signings of Mohamed Diame and Ciaran Clark. It’s hard to see past the favourites to win the Championship picking up all three points in the season opener with their fans on a high despite relegation from the Premier League last season.
Fulham are set to lose striker Ross McCormack with both Norwich City and Aston Villa interested in the former Leeds United striker. Another big loss is Moussa Dembele, who joined Celtic earlier in the window. Amongst the new arrivals to Slavisa Jokanovic’s squad is forward Sone Aluko and midfielder Kevin McDonald, who are both proven players at this level.
Fulham starting XI – Button; Kalas, Stearman, Odoi, Malone; Ayite, Tunnicliffe, McDonald, Cairney; Aluko, Smith
Newcastle United starting XI – Sels; Gamez, Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett; Anita, Colback, Hayden, Ritchie; Perez, Gayle
More to follow…