MX23RW : Saturday, December 5 05:12:04| >> :120:14711:14711:
Nov 22, 2020 at 12pm UK at Craven Cottage
FulhamFulham
2-3
EvertonEverton
Reid (15'), Loftus-Cheek (70')
Reid (29'), Robinson (56')
FT(HT: 1-3)
Calvert-Lewin (1', 29'), Doucoure (35')

Preview: Fulham vs. Everton - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Fulham and Everton, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Everton face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon looking to end their run of three successive defeats in the Premier League.

Despite having only recorded one win in eight matches this season, Fulham currently remain outside of the relegation zone by a point.


Match preview

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti pictured on September 26, 2020© Reuters

While Everton still remain in seventh position in the table, manager Carlo Ancelotti will be far from happy with how his side have performed in recent weeks.

Defeats to Southampton, Newcastle United and Manchester United have come in the absence of Richarlison, who has been serving a three-match ban for his dismissal against Liverpool.

Their subsequent results suggest that the Toffees have become too reliant on the Brazilian's partnership with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, leaving Ancelotti with plenty of questions to answer going forward.

As well as their issues in attack, Everton have also conceded seven goals in their last three outings, leaving the club with unresolved issues at the back.

Everton have little chance of breaking into the top six unless they solve their problems at both ends of the pitch, but Ancelotti knows that winning by any means necessary is most important this weekend.

Despite 10 places separating the two clubs, the Merseyside outfit have conceded just one goal fewer than their hosts, who have been showing signs of progress.

Ademola Lookman's abysmal effort from the penalty spot against West Ham United overshadowed the fact that Fulham had come within minutes of recording a second clean sheet in succession, only for Tomas Soucek to break their resolve in the 91st minute.

Although Scott Parker remains under pressure after a sixth setback in eight matches, there is every indication that the Cottagers are playing for the Englishman ahead of a crucial period of the season.

Trips to Leicester City and Manchester City will follow Sunday's encounter, meaning that Fulham can ill-afford to miss out on adding to their points tally.

As well as requiring a positive response from Lookman, Parker also needs Aleksandar Mitrovic to end a goalless streak which has lasted since September 19.

Fulham Premier League form: LLDLWL
Fulham form (all competitions): LLDLWL

Everton Premier League form: WWDLLL
Everton form (all competitions): WWDLLL



Team News

Everton's Richarlison celebrates with Dominic Calvert-Lewin against Crystal Palace on September 26, 2020© Reuters

Despite his goal against Manchester United before the international break, Bernard is likely to drop out of the side to accommodate the return of Richarlison.

With Seamus Coleman unlikely to recover from injury, Ancelotti must choose between Jonjoe Kenny and Ben Godfrey in the right-back position.

Fulham remain without Aboubakar Kamara, who is serving the last of a three-game ban for his sending off against Crystal Palace.

Providing that Lookman keeps his place in the side, Parker could opt to name the same starting lineup.

That would see Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain among the replacements.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Anguissa, Reed; Cordova-Reid, Cairney, Lookman; Mitrovic

Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Allan, Gomes; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison


SM words green background

We say: Fulham 1-2 Everton

Given their recent trajectories and players returning from international duty, we feel that this match could be much closer than many people anticipate. However, Richarlison may make the difference on his first start in more than a month, one which could lead to the visitors edging a hard-fought battle in West London.


Top betting tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Under 3.5:data



Video prediction

Watch the Sports Mole Football Shorts prediction for this game below:


ID:422935:cQx

Who will win Sunday's Premier League clash between Fulham and Everton?

Fulham
19.4%
Draw
14.7%
Everton
65.9%
428
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Ben Godfrey in action for Everton with Liverpool's Sadio Mane on October 17, 2020
Read Next:
Carlo Ancelotti: 'Ben Godfrey will start against Southampton'
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Danish Superliga
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
J1 League
Women's Super League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Tottenham HotspurSpurs106312191221
2Liverpool106312217521
3Chelsea1054122101219
4Leicester CityLeicester106041914518
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham105231711617
6Southampton105231916317
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves105231111017
8Everton105141917216
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd95131616016
10Aston Villa95042013715
11Manchester CityMan City94321511415
12Leeds UnitedLeeds104241517-214
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle104241215-314
14Arsenal104151012-213
15Crystal Palace104151215-313
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton102441416-210
17Fulham102171119-87
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom10136718-116
19Burnley9126417-135
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd10019416-121

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!