Fulham will have to fight history to win at Turf Moor, with fifty years passing since the last time the Cottagers won at Turf Moor.

Roy Hodgson is expected to name the same side after successive 1-0 home wins, with Bobby Zamora even being touted by his boss for an England call-up following his winner against Sunderland last weekend.

Fulham have Dickson Etuhu back available but Andy Johnson is still a couple of weeks away from a return. He will be joined on the sidelines by Simon Davies and Diomansy Kamara.

Burnley have captain Steven Caldwell back after suspension and manager Owen Coyle must decide whether to bring him back into the side, and if he does, who to move out.

Kevin McDonald won praise for his midfield diaplay in the 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth but it seems the young Scot is the likeliest candidate to move to the bench. However, the places of veterans Graham Alexander and Robbie Blake are both under threat with David Nugent awaiting a recall to the team alongside leading scorer Steven Fletcher in attack.

World Cup-bound Andre Bikey could even be surprisingly dropped to leave Coyle with the least shuffling around of his men.

Chris McCann, Martin Paterson and Jay Rodriguez are still absent for Burnley although McCann could make his return before the end of the year.

The Clarets will be glad to return to Turf Moor after taking just one point from their games on the road this season. Burnley have lost just once at home this campaign – to Wigan – and Burnley will be hopeful of securing a first win in five games to climb back towards the top half of the table.

Fulham are expected to line up in a 4-4-2 formation with Damien Duff and Clint Dempsey supporting Zamora and Erik Nevland from the flanks. Danny Murphy will hope to be recalled to the midfield but may have to wait for an injury or a suspension to get his chance.

The visitors’ play will centre around getting the ball in quickly to Zamora, who is comfortable both attacking crosses and playing with his back to goal. If the Clarets can restrist the supply to the striker and marshal him properly in the air, Burnley will fancy their chances of taking the points and continuing their excellent home record.

Fulham’s away record is poor with no wins away from Craven Cottage since the opening day of the season victory at Fratton Park.

The form book points to a home win but Hodgson’s sides are always well drilled and Burnley will have to perform to their best to nick a win. A draw seems to be the likeliest result with Burnley stuttering and Fulham struggling away from home.

Prediction: 1-1.

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