Fulham head to Everton on Sunday night, with both teams hoping to rebound after draws last weekend and find much-needed wins – albeit for very different reasons.
The Cottagers are really struggling to gain ground on the teams above them and escape the relegation zone, as a succession of draws show they have potential as a side, but lack consistency in either box to really make the difference. Scott Parker’s team drew with West Ham in their most recent league game and they have drawn nine of their 22 Premier League fixtures so far.
Everton have their eyes on the top four under Carlo Ancelotti and can go level on points with rivals Liverpool if they win this match – as well as still having two games in hand after today on the Reds. However, the Toffees have only won one of their last four league games and are another team battling against inconsistency.
Fulham are a full 10 points from safety heading into Sunday and the games are rapidly dwindling for them to mount a rescue mission.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match.
The match kicks off at 7pm on Sunday, 14 February.
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
Everton are still without goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, while top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin also picked up an injury in midweek. Allan and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are long-term absentees. There remain doubts over James Rodriguez and Lucas Digne, though only the Colombian is a likely starter.
Fulham are only missing the same two players who have been absent recently: defender Terence Kongolo and midfielder Tom Cairney.
EVE: Olsen, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Doucoure, Davies, Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, King
FUL: Areola, Aina, Andersen, Tosin, Tete, Reed, Zambo-Anguissa, Robinson, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Maja
Fulham simply have to start winning games soon but have lacked the clinical edge when it counts most. Could be a similar story here, even against a fatigued Toffees side. Everton 1-1 Fulham.