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Lallana and Connolly could return for Fulham

Latest team news and everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday's match.

By Alex Stedman • 25 January 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Lallana could return to the Albion matchday squad on Wednesday night.

Albion are back in Premier League action this Wednesday when they host Fulham at the Amex.

Graham Potter's men were 2-1 winners over Blackpool in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday thanks to goals from Yves Bissouma and Steven Alzate. 

Albion were also victorious in their last match in the league, beating Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road courtesy of Neal Maupay's seventh of the season. 

Fulham were knocked out of the FA Cup by Burnley on Sunday when a much-changed team fell to a 3-0 defeat at Craven Cottage. 

Their last league match was a 2-1 loss against Manchester United. Ademola Lookman had opened the scoring but goals from Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes turned the game on its head for the leaders.

Where to watch?

Coverage of the game will be on BT Sport from 7.15pm, ahead of kick off at 7.30pm.

Team news... 

By Paul Hazlewood
Aaron Connolly could feature against the Cottagers.

Graham Potter provided the latest team news when he spoke to the media on Monday.

Adam Lallana and Aaron Connolly have both trained in recent days and should be in contention for the squad on Wednesday.

The game will come too soon for Tariq Lamptey, Danny Welbeck and Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

Our last fixture…

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FA Cup Highlights: Albion 2 Blackpool 1

Albion 2
Bissouma (27)
Alzate (58)

Blackpool 1
Madine (45)

Albion line-up: Walton; Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Bissouma, Mac Allister (Trossard 61), Propper, Alzate (March 61), Tau (Maupay 61), Zeqiri (Gross 76).

Subs not used: Sanchez, White, Moder, Sanders, Khadra.

Their last fixture…

Fulham 0

Burnley 3
Rodriguez (31, pen 71)
Long (81)

Fulham line-up: Rodak; Hector, Ream, Adarabioyo (Odoi 82), Bryan; Lemina (Carvalho 82), Onomah, Zambo (Loftus-Cheek 68), Reid (Kebano 68); Mitrovic, Kamara.

Subs not used: Areola, Tete, Reed, Cavaleiro, Lookman.

The history…

Albion and Fulham have played each other 51 times dating back to 1928.

Albion’s last win at Craven Cottage was in January 2017, and it came in dramatic fashion.

Tomer Hemed’s penalty cancelled out Lucas Piazon’s opener, before Lewis Dunk steered home the winner in front of a jubilant away end to seal all three points just a minute later. 

Albion have won five of their last seven matches against Fulham in all competitions, the only loss came in January 2019 where the home side ran out 4-2 winners.

The Fulham Player to Watch…

By Paul Hazlewood
Ademola Lookman fights for possession with Ben White.

Ademola Lookman has scored three times this season for Scott Parker’s side, including last time out in the Premier League against Manchester United.

Lookman’s other two goals have come on the road – in a draw with Sheffield United and a victory over Leicester City.

The 22-year-old joined the Whites on loan from RB Leipzig at the end of September and has caught the eye this term.

Match Officials…

Referee – Craig Pawson

Assistant Referee – Stuart Burt and Richard West.

Fourth Official - Gavin Ward.

VAR – Andre Mariner. Assistant VAR – Timothy Wood.