No new concerns for Cottagers

Fulham have no fresh injury concerns heading into the west London derby with Chelsea on St Stephen's Day.

Fulham have no fresh injury concerns heading into the west London derby with Chelsea on St Stephen's Day.

The Cottagers are physically unscathed from their 5-0 home defeat to Manchester United in midweek and have been boosted by Steve Sidwell’s return to training after a hernia operation.

The 29-year-old, though, is unlikely to feature against his former club at Stamford Bridge and will be joined on the sidelines by fellow midfielder Simon Davies (back), goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (spine) and defender Zdenek Grygera (knee).

Provisional squad: Stockdale, Etheridge, Riise, Kelly, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Dembele, Briggs, Kasami, Duff, Murphy, Gecov, Etuhu, Ruiz, Dempsey, Frei, Zamora, Sa, Johnson.

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