Big Match Build-Up

Saturday 11 August 2018 06:30

Get yourself in the mood for Saturday's London derby by taking a look at all the build-up from this week.

The Brede Hangeland Column

Fulham hero Brede Hangeland will have a regular column on the website this season, and if his first submission is anything to go by, the Whites faithful are going to love it: "In yet another strange twist of fate, my old mentor Roy Hodgson and the wonderful Ray Lewington are now in charge of Palace when they make the short trip to the Cottage on Saturday. Needless to say, this will be an emotional afternoon at the greatest football ground in the world, and when the Premier League fixture list came out, I made it my mission to make sure I would be there for the game. My boss at TV2 Norway needed little convincing, and so I will be doing commentary at Craven Cottage when Fulham take on Crystal Palace. Life does indeed work in mysterious ways. Perhaps Gentleman Jim will be able to make any sense of it when we have tea at half time!"

One & Only

Premier League Productions caught up with Chris David, one of just four players to score on their only Premier League appearance, about his stunning strike against Saturday's opponents Crystal Palace four years ago.


Simon Davies Returns

Brede isn't the only legend returning to the Cottage on Saturday - Simon Davies will also be in there in his new role as a matchday host in our hospitality lounges: “I’m looking forward to it. I always enjoyed a good relationship with the Fulham fans so it’s going to be nice to catch up and share some stories with them. I kind of left a bit under the radar and never came back really which was sad for me personally, but that was just the way it worked out. I was injured for the majority of the last season I was there, then retired and just sort of walked away from it. But the memories I have from my time at Fulham are really special to me and it’s nice to be back involved now, it really is."

Transfer round-up

Remind yourself of the 12 new faces through the door at Motspur Park this summer.

Squad numbers

Find out who is going to be wearing what during the 2018/19 campaign.

Head Coach Press Conference

As was his mantra in the Championship, Slaviša Jokanović is refusing to look further ahead than the next match: “Our principal target is to stay up. This is a famous question from the press, where are we going to finish, and we haven’t even started yet. I prefer working step by step, all of us will have more information after the first game and it is better for us to think this way."

Matchday preview

All you need to know ahead of Fulham's season opener with Crystal Palace.

Fosu-Mensah's Palace Preview

If Timothy Fosu-Mensah features on Saturday, he'll be making his debut against his former club: “I was there for one year so I know most of the players. I still have a lot of friends there, I made a lot of friends, but I hope Saturday is going to be good for us."

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