On Sunday two clubs, Fulham and Everton return to action after the international break with only a win on the minds of both managers. Ancelotti will hope that his side can arrest their three-game losing streak and recover their early season form.
The Cottagers come into this game hoping to pick-up their second win of the season and reducing their defensive failings. Scott Parker will hope his team can improve their performance and make gains in the early season relegation battle.
Fulham will assess the fitness of Mario Lemina, who resumed training earlier in the week after an extended period out.
Everton will miss the services of captain, Seamus Coleman who sustained an injury on international duty. Richarlison returns after serving his three-match ban and will look to provide a spark in this game.
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Scott Parker will hope that the duo of Aleksander Mitrovic and Bobby De Cordova-Reid will be able to threaten against Everton while combining to devastating effect.
Ancelotti will hope that Richarlison’s return from suspension will spur his team on to give them all three points in London. James Rodriguez could also be a big-game player on Sunday with his creativity and potential goal threat.
Fulham Starting XI : A. Areola, J. Anderson, O. Aina, H. Reed, A. Robinson, M. Lemina, T. Adaribioyo, B. Reid, T. Cairney, A. Lookman, I. Cavaleiro.
Everton Starting XI : J. Pickford, Y. Mina, B. Godfrey, M. Keane, A. Iwobi, L. Digne, Allan, A. Doucoure, D Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, J. Rodriguez.
Fulham will look to rebound after a disappointing loss to West Ham before the international break. Despite playing well in the game, Parker’s team failed to take their chances and were even more disappointed after Ademola Lookman missed a penalty in the dying embers of the game. Lookman and his teammates will look to play well and take their chances when they face the toffees at home.
Everton are on an uninspiring run of form and will need to find the spark they had in the games early this season. Three loses and a draw in their last 5 games has seen them fall behind slightly. The attacking trident of Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez will be reunited for this game and will hope that they can produce goals in a game that is a must-win for the Toffees.