Fulham v Southampton preview

Southampton look to move away from relegation danger when they

visit out-of-form Fulham on Boxing Day.

Adam Lallana is again likely to be missing as he continues to

struggle with a knee injury.

The Saints captain sat out Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to

Sunderland and looks set to miss out on the trip to Craven


But Nigel Adkins’ side appeared to come through the defeat to

the Black Cats without any new knocks.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is likely to make changes after a

disappointing 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday.

Steve Sidwell is available again after serving a one-game

suspension at Anfield and is expected to be restored to the

starting line-up.

But Bryan Ruiz (hamstring) and Mahamadou Diarra (knee) remain on

the sidelines for the Cottagers.