Saturday, 25 October 2008

Portsmouth v Fulham Premiership Preview: Diarra & Kaboul Doubts For Pompey

Harry Redknapp’s Portsmouth take on Fulham in the Premier League at Fratton Park on Sunday.

Redknapp will be hoping there is no UEFA Cup hangover, with Pompey being easily beaten by Portuguese side Sporting Braga on Thursday. However, the South coast club are unbeaten in the Premier League since their 6-0 humbling against Manchester City at the Eastlands in September and are 7th in the table.

The Cottagers are without a win since a 2-1 victory against Bolton Wanderers at Craven Cottage in September, but manager Roy Hodgson will be pleased that his side ended a three match losing streak in the Premier League with a draw against Sunderland last weekend. Fulham are fourth from bottom in the league and badly need to get back to winning ways against Pompey.

Portsmouth are unable to call on Niko Kranjcar (ankle) and David Nugent (groin), while Lassana Diarra and Younes Kaboul will both face late fitness tests before the clash with Fulham and could feature.

Hodgson is only missing two players through injury, Andranik and striker Diomansy Kamara, who are both facing lengthy spells on the treatment table with knee injuries.

Portsmouth: (from) James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Utaka, Kanu, Davis, Kaboul, Diarra, Lauren, Hreidarsson, Diop, Crouch, Thomas, Defoe, Pamarot, Mvuemba, Ashdown, Hughes, Little, Sahar, A Traore, D Traore, Wilson, Belhadj

Fulham: (from) Schwarzer, Konchesky, Paintsil, Hangeland, Seol, Zamora, Nevland, Gera, Stockdale, Murphy, Bullard, Gray, Hughes, Zuberbuhler, Etuhu, Stoor, Dempsey, Davies, Andreasen, Leijer, Milsom, Brown, Kallio, Baird, Smalling, Watts

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