Team news ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash between Fulham and Manchester City
Dimitar Berbatov misses out for Martin Jol’s side after suffering a hip injury in training and looks set for a two week spell on the sideline where he will join Mahamadou Diarra who has a knee injury.
Hugo Rodallega is the favourite to replace the former Manchester United in the forward line.
Kieran Richardson and Philippe Senderos have resumed training and are reported as fit but they will not be risked against City.
Samir Nasri is fit again following a hamstring strain and will feature at Craven Cottage however fellow midfielder Jack Rodwell is out after he injured his groin midweek.
Defender Micah Richards, who has yet to feature this season, is back in training but unlikely to feature as he is short of fitness.
Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Stockdale, Riether, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird, Smith, Riise, Briggs, Sidwell, Duff, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Karagounis, Ruiz, Petric, Rodallega, Trotta.
Man City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Wright, Maicon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, K Toure, Nastasic, Kolarov, Clichy, Milner, Sinclair, Y Toure, Barry, Garcia, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko, Balotelli, Tevez, Razak.
Interesting stat: If Fulham score against City on Saturday then Roberto Mancini’s side would become the first reigning Champions to concede a goal in each of their opening six games.