Fulham take on Derby County this evening in the Sky Bet Championship at Craven Cottage, as top of the league welcomes bottom to west London.
The Lilywhites have been in superb form since the middle of October, winning every single league game and scoring a hatful along the way.
Indeed, it’s now seven games on the spin that they have won, with 25 goals being tucked away in the process.
Formidable results, then, and Derby know tonight is going to be a big challenge – but certainly far from the toughest they have had recently given their off-field issues.
Sitting on 0 points, their situation is stark but their form this year, without points deductions, would have them in 18th in the table, so it’s clear they will still pose a challenge to their hosts tonight – especially after they beat 2nd placed Bournemouth at the weekend 3-2.
In terms of team news, Fulham have a deep squad to pick from with Denis Odoi and Tosin Adarabioyo now back available after respective suspension periods, whilst Marco Silva will need to decide whether Bobby Decordova-Reid returns to the attacking quartet, and at whose expense.
Lee Buchanan and Sam Badlock will be missing for Derby, meanwhile, after picking up injuries against the Cherries on Sunday, whilst Craig Forsyth will return to the side because of that. Jack Stretton, meanwhile, also remains out.
It’s a game that Fulham will be favourites for, then, but Derby have shown that they’re more than up for a battle against anyone, and we’ll see how both fare come 7:45pm tonight.