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Walters: Will hope to keep his place

Walters: Will hope to keep his place

Steve Sidwell is pushing to make his Fulham debut.

The midfielder was an unused substitute at Wigan last weekend following his switch from Aston Villa and now has a full week of training under his belt.

Boss Mark Hughes has no new injuries but is still without Bobby Zamora (leg), Philippe Senderos (Achilles) and Matthew Briggs (calf), while Mark Schwarzer is on Asian Cup duty with Australia.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis will revert to his strongest line-up after making 10 changes for the midweek FA Cup win over Cardiff.

However Jon Walters will hope to keep his place after scoring both goals in South Wales, which John Carew could go straight into the side up front after signing on loan from Aston Villa.

Danny Higginbotham came off with a hamstring strain in midweek and is unlikely to recover in time to be included.

Fulham (from): Stockdale, Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird, Davies, Riise, Murphy, Sidwell, Etuhu, Duff, Dempsey, E Johnson, Kamara, Gera, Dembele, Etheridge, Salcido, Greening, A Johnson, Halliche.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Wilkinson, Pugh, Wilson, Delap, Whitehead, Whelan, Pennant, Etherington, Tuncay, Jones, Walters, Fuller, Carew.

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Premier League Fixtures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
19:45
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Sunderland
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 32 -25 25

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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