Preview: City v Fulham

Fulham return to Eastlands a month after their defeat in the Carling Cup, but this time we’ll be facing Roy Hodgson’s first choice side. City made hard work of the extra-time win with a jaded performance coming a few days after the defeat at Old Trafford.

This time Fulham could be tired ones, after playing on Monday night, then entertaining Roma in the Europa League on Thursday. It would be a mistake to consider them a pushover though. Hodgson did his best to rotate the team against Roma with the likes of Zamora and Duff only playing a portion of the game. A bit of tiredness won’t affect their organisation, and breaking down Fulham is no easy task these days.

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