Fulham will be looking to bounce back from a surprise defeat to Blackpool at the weekend when they take on Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Wednesday night in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Cottagers have started this season in really good form and that is what made their loss at Bloomfield Road even more surprising, but that, of course, is the nature of the Championship.
Indeed, every game is tough and this week’s against the Blues will be, too, with Lee Bowyer’s men starting this season in decent nick themselves.
Silva will look to name a strong side, then, with him revealing ahead of the game that Harry Wilson is pushing to return from injury, though Fabio Carvalho will be missing.
That said, here’s how Fulham could line up in the Midlands:
Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah made their debuts at the weekend but, of course, Fulham lost and it could be the case Silva looks to go back to something a bit more familiar from before the international break whilst the two bed in.
That could allow Harrison Reed to start, whilst Wilson comes back in to help support the attack.
We got a first glimpse of Rodrigo Muniz in a Fulham shirt at the weekend, too, but it seems unlikely he’ll be starting against the Blues.