Blackburn Rovers vs Fulham preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Blackburn Rovers host Fulham in a top seven matchup at Ewood Park on Wednesday night.

Rovers are in seventh following a 2-1 victory at Derby County while the Cottagers thrashed West Bromwich Albion behind a hat-trick from Aleksandar Mitrovic for their fourth consecutive victory.

Team news

Harry Pickering (calf), Daniel Ayala (calf) and Ryan Nyambe (hamstring) are all doubtful for Blackburn. Sam Gallagher limped off in the win over Derby and is facing a late fitness test before a decision on his status is made.

Fulham will be without Tosin Adarabioyo, who was sent off on Saturday. Michael Hector will take his place in defense. Ivan Cavaleiro, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tyrese Francois are all out injured.

Predicted lineups

Blackburn Rovers: Kaminski; Edun, Lenihan, Hecke, Buckley; Johnson, Rothwell, Travis; Brereton, Gallagher, Dolan

Fulham: Rodak; Robinson, Ream, Hector, Odoi; Reed, Seri; Decordova-Reid, Carvalho, Wilson, Mitrovic

Ones to watch

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers)

He was a rock in defense against Derby, winning 15 headers, had seven clearances, four tackles and three interceptions. Against a high-scoring side, the Welshman will need to turn in another performance like this.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

The Serb is by far the best striker in the Championship with his hat-trick against West Brom showing his big-game ability. Now on 18 goals this early in the season, 30 is a distinct possibility for the Fulham number nine.

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Previous meetings 

The last matchup between Blackburn and Fulham was in the 2019/20 season and resulted in a 1-0 victory for the Cottagers with Mitrovic scoring his 20th of the season.

 

How to watch

The match will be televised by Sky Sports Football with kick-off set for 19:45 GMT.

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