After last weeks fairy tale stuff, its back to the nitty gritty again, we have one away win under the belt, can we eek out another?
Last week was a freak, well according to the experts it was, Pompey hitting 7 was a first in my memory, and I can’t remember letting in 4 at home since the mighty Leyton Orient did so!
Fulham Team News:
Jimmy Bullard could be in line for a return after his horrific injury just over a year ago.
Niemi will be hoping to reclaim his spot in place of Kasey Keller, but the Yank did his chances no harm with a blank at Chelsea.
Up front Kamara will no doubt be itching to get one over his old team-mates, and Danny Murphy could step in after a couple of impressive sub displays.
Player to watch: Kamara
May not even start, but we saw enough of Joe at Fratton to know how quick his feet are, it is only a lack of top-flight goals which stops him being a superstar.
Pompey Team News:
Benjani is a confirmed starter if fit, his first senior hat-trick was the reward for endless graft in the Pompey cause. Kanu maybe fit, but I feel will have to make do with a subs spot. Lauren limped off in our reserves draw against Villa, but it was precautionary after a tight hamstring.
After banging in 7 its doubtful that many changes will take place, so Davis and Diop should claim their places against their old club.
Player to watch: Davis
Always has something to prove whenever he returns to his first club, he gets a fair amount of abuse when he returns, but has been in great form for Pompey and a long overdue goal was fair reward (and you know what they say about buses)
Match Facts & Stats
1-1 the last two meetings, 3-1 at the Cottage the year before in a match when Redknapp won back the fans.
Howard Webb, the only thing from Yorkshire in the Premiership
Pompey actually have the edge over Fulham on their own patch, with more wins tan their hosts, can the edge further away? Hedge your bets here.
Away to wigan in 2 weeks time