Brian Laws will have to decide whether or not to keep faith with the same eleven that brought him his first win in charge of Burnley at the weekend.

Danny Fox may miss out after tiring in the second half of that match, with David Edgar and Stephen Jordan ready to step in. Chris Eagles will be hoping for a recall after being left out on Saturday.

The Clarets are still without captain Steven Caldwell and midfield pair Chris McCann and Graham Alexander are both expected to continue to miss out.

Roy Hodgson welcomes star striker Bobby Zamora back to the squad and also has Welsh winger Simon Davies available for selection.

But commentators will be pleased to hear Kagisho Dikgacoi is out for six weeks with ligament damage.

Fulham are also without Paul Konchesky, who has an ankle problem, and Clint Dempsey, Andy Johnson and John Paintsil, who all miss out with knee injuries.

Burnley are still hunting their first away win in the Premier League while Fulham will be looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans. The Clarets haven’t won at Craven Cottage since 1980.

Hodgson will hope Zamora’s return can inspire his men in front of goal – Fulham have scored just once in their last five outings.

The two sides drew 1-1 when they met at Turf Moor in December and goals are again likely to be at a premium.

A draw would suit both teams but Burnley’s atrocious away record makes it impossible to predict anything other than a defeat for Laws’ men.

Prediction: Fulham 1-0 Burnley.

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