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2 January 2018

A look at tonight's clash as Blues take on Fulham at Craven Cottage

Current standings
Fulham have risen to 12th with three wins in their last five, including an emphatic 4-2 victory away to Cardiff. Town sit one place above The Cottagers with the two sides separated only by goal difference.

League form
Fulham – 10/15 points
Birmingham (H) W 1-0                                                
Sunderland (A) L 1-0                                                   
Barnsley (H) W 2-1                                                      
Cardiff (A) W 4-2                                                        
Hull (A) D 2-2                                                            

Town – 4/15 points
Middlesbrough (A) L 2-0
Reading (H) W 2-0
Wolves (A) L 1-0
QPR (H) D 0-0
Derby (H) L 2-1

Last time we met: Town 0-2 Fulham 26.08.17
Town’s winning start to the season ended at the hands of an impressive Fulham side back in August. The Cottagers were excellent from start to finish and deserved to take all three points at Portman Road. Neeskens Kebano headed the visitors in front 10 minutes before the break and Rui Fonte struck a vicious second just six minutes after the restart. Only the brilliance of Blues shot-stopper Bartosz Bialkowski prevented a bigger margin of victory.

Previous meetings at Craven Cottage
08.04.17 Fulham 3-1 Town
15.12.15 Fulham 1-2 Town
14.02.15 Fulham 1-2 Town
21.10.01 Fulham 1-1 Town
26.12.99 Fulham 0-0 Town

One to watch: Aboubakar Kamara
Aboubakar Kamara could be handed a starting place for Fulham after salvaging a draw with a second-half brace against Hull last time out. The substitute fired in a penalty before neatly slotting in five minutes from time to earn a point for Slavisa Jokanovic’s men. The Frenchman now has four goals to his name this campaign and will be looking to impress if given the nod against Town this evening.

Could be the difference: January Blues
Town have won just one of the last 26 away matches played in January in all competitions, a 3-1 win against Millwall in 2015. Time to change those fortunes tonight.

Match officials
Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistants: Matt Foley and John Flynn
Fourth official: Lee Swabey

Subscribers to iFollow Ipswich can follow every kick from Craven Cottage with live commentary and overseas subscribers have access to live streaming of the game.  Plus there will be reaction from the Town camp with player and manager interviews.







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