Fulham receive boost on selection front ahead of Aston Villa clash


Fulham have a few players back available as they prepare to face Aston Villa this weekend, as detailed in a report by BBC Sport.

Defender Calvin Bassey and winger Alex Iwobi are both available to play following their return from AFCON. They helped Nigeria reach the final but they lost to hosts Ivory Coast 2-1 after Sebastian Haller's late winner.

Marco Silva's side could also have defensive pair Tosin Adarabioyo and Kenny Tete back. They are both likely to recover from their respective injury woes to be fit for Saturday's game.

However, striker Raul Jimenez is still poised to be sidelined and the Cottagers will miss the presence of the former Wolves man up front.

Fulham are sat in 12th place in the Premier League table and are 10 points above the relegation zone with 14 games left of the season left to play.

It has been another decent season for the London club and they also reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup before they lost over two legs to Liverpool.

They won 3-1 at home to AFC Bournemouth last time out after goals by Rodrigo Muniz (x2) and Bobby Decordova-Reid.

Silva's men are also unbeaten in their last three league games so will be tricky opponents for Aston Villa.

Emery's side head down to the capital in need of a win after they were beaten 2-1 at home by Manchester United last Sunday. Scott McTominay scored a late winner for the visitors after Douglas Luiz had equalised.

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