Match preview: Fulham (H) – News

Championship leaders Fulham and Sky Sports cameras are visiting Deepdale this Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. kick-off.

Match Info
Place: Deep valley
Dated: Saturday November 27, 12:30 p.m.
Competetion: EFL Sky Bet Championship (matchday 20/46)
Case: Home kit – available to order here!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this match will remain on sale until kick off at the Deepdale box office, and supporters can also purchase online at MyPNE.Com or by phone on 0344 856 1966.

You can take advantage of the pre-match preparation for the match by visiting our fan zone, which will open from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm, with the usual offers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, food and live music. The fan zone will then reopen after the match.

Our shuttle service will travel to Deepdale on a different schedule than usual due to the earlier kick-off time; find the updated schedule here.

Match coverage

Due to the selection of this game for Sky Sports coverage, this game will not be available in the UK and Ireland or overseas on iFollow PNE.

Live audio commentary will be available as usual, with match passes on sale for £ 2.50, while a monthly audio pass can be purchased for £ 4.49. Subscribe here.

We’ll also have our usual coverage on our social media and here on PNE.Com, where you can follow updates live on our match center.

Match day schedule

Shooter Daniel Iversen is our cover star and featured interview for this weekend’s edition of The One And Only, as the Dane discusses his fond memories against the Cottagers, his form on the pitch and much Moreover.

Also in this issue, Sean Maguire answers questions from fans, while Brad Potts, Greg Cunningham, and Jordan Storey all participate in player features.

You can get your hands on a copy of the plot on Saturday for £ 3.50, or order a copy to arrive at your doorstep by clicking here.

PNE team news

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Frankie McAvoy said North End suffered a few hits in the midweek win over Middlesbrough and that they would be evaluated in training on Thursday.

Ched Evans made his return from injury in this game, ending up on the scoresheet, and he could be looking to work his way into the starting XI for this game.

Longer-term absentees Izzy Brown, Connor Wickham and Josh Murphy will be absent.

The opposition

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After relegation from the Premier League last season, Scott Parker stepped down as head coach and to replace him came Marco Silva, formerly of Hull City, Watford and Everton.

He’s done a good job with the Cottagers so far, recovering them from last season’s disappointment to bring them to the top of the championship.

However, they could have an exhausted squad arriving at Deepdale on Saturday with illness in the Fulham camp meaning many could be missing, including top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Wilson and club captain Tom Cairney.

Key statistics

Fulham has scored this campaign for free so far, packing 48 goals in only 19 matches – this is 14 more than the division’s next top scorer, AFC Bournemouth.

Responsible for 21 of their goals is Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and he has always enjoyed playing against PNE, having scored Seven times in his six matches against North End. He missed Wednesday’s draw against Derby due to illness, so he might not be available for that game.

The Cottagers have had a great time traveling so far this quarter, placing second in the away table, and they have scored four or several goals on Three occasions away from home so far, while conceding an average of a goal per game.

Our last meeting

Fulham was a 2-0 winner the last time North End faced the Cottagers, in February 2020.

PNE forward David Nugent broke the deadlock by inadvertently heading for the back of his own net, while a late goal from Aboubakar Kamara sealed the three points for Scott Parker’s side, who was going to win a promotion.

The man in the middle

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There will be a Premier League referee in charge of Saturday’s game, with Chris Kavanagh blowing the whistle.

Kavanagh, who has served as a Group 1 referee since the 2017/18 campaign, will officiate his first PNE game since September 2017, when the Lilywhites drew 2-2 with Simon Grayson’s Sunderland.

The official has overseen nine matches so far this season – the majority of them being top-flight – while two have come in European competition.

Pre-game interviews

Frankie impatiently
To Fulham Clash Sepp Confident In
Face off against the league leaders

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