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Where: Craven Cottage.
When: Sunday 8 December, 13.30 GMT.
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Struggling Fulham are desperate for a win as they take on Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa in the first league kick-off of the day at Craven Cottage.
The Cottagers have suffered six straight defeats in the English top tier and now only Sunderland are below them in the table.
The defeat to Swansea City last weekend cost Martin Jol the Dutchman’s position as manager, but replacement Rene Meulensteen couldn’t prevent the west London club slumping to a loss against Tottenham Hotspur midweek.
Villa meanwhile are unbeaten in their last five and this good run of form has lifted the Birmingham side into the top 10.
Lambert’s vision of a youthful and successful team is starting to take shape and the Villans have also been solid at the back with three clean-sheets in their last five outings.
Other then long term absentees Jores Okore and Charles N’Zogbia, the only new injury concern for the visitors is captain Ron Vlaar, who was substituted at half-time against Southampton midweek and could be replaced by Joe Bennett.
For the hosts they face the prospect of being without influential skipper Brede Hangeland for another six weeks as the centre-back has undergone surgery, whilst both Matthew Briggs and Hugo Rodallega are also sidelined.