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Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

Published on: 20 September 2019

Garry Monk was appointed as Steve Bruce's successor as Sheffield Wednesday boss on 6 SeptemberFollow live text coverage of Saturday's EFL action from 12:00 BST

Sheffield Wednesday are likely to be without captain Tom Lees (hamstring) for a third game in a row as new boss Garry Monk looks to start his reign with back-to-back Championship wins.

Sam Winnall could start after scoring as a substitute at Huddersfield Town.

Fulham have midfielder Harry Arter back from suspension as they look to end a three-match winless run in the league.

Bobby Reid may lose his starting spot as manager Scott Parker could revert to using three central midfielders.

Match facts

    Sheffield Wednesday have lost their past two home league matches against Fulham - the Owls had lost just one of their previous 19 league games at Hillsborough against the Cottagers before this (W10 D8). Fulham are looking to register consecutive league wins over Sheffield Wednesday for the first time since November 1982. Steven Fletcher has scored in his last three league games for Sheffield Wednesday - the last Owls player to score in four in a row was Gary Hooper in September 2017. Fulham have had 142 sequences in open play with 10 or more passes - 59 more than any other Championship team, and 98 more than Sheffield Wednesday. Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has never lost a Championship match against Fulham (P4 W1 D3), winning most recently in May 2018 with Birmingham City. Fulham's Ivan Cavaleiro has been involved in seven open-play sequences ending in a goal - more than any other Championship player this season.


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