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Craig Dawson is suspended for Wolves but Mario Lemina is fit despite rolling his ankle while playing for Gabon. Pedro Neto is progressing well after a hamstring injury but this game comes too soon for him.

Fulham will be without Joao Palhinha, who is serving a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards. Issa Diop remains out with a foot injury, while Adama Traore, Tyrese Francois and Rodrigo Muniz are also sidelined.


Here are the key lines from his news conference:

  • On defender Hugo Bueno signing a new deal during the international break: “I think it’s fantastic for us. He’s a player who has come through the academy, has been successful and deserves a contract. It’ll be good to get him back in and push the boys in the starting XI.”

  • Wolves are “hopeful” Hwang Hee-chan will also extend his time at the club: “The club are obviously in talks with Channy and I’m a huge Channy fan. Hopefully it goes well. He’s been incredible for me since I arrived with his work ethic and the way he does what you ask with a smile. His grit and determination.”

  • Pedro Neto will not be available to face Fulham and the winger still has a “little bit more work to do” to get back to full fitness. There is still “no exact time frame” for his return but O’Neil hopes he will be back in contention in the coming weeks.

  • Craig Dawson will also be missing for the game but Wolves have “loads of options” in defence: “Santi [Santiago Bueno] has been here for some time now, I’m not sure how long but probably 10 weeks or so. He’s working extremely hard all the time to make himself a good option for us at the start of games. The most like-for-like [replacement] would be Santi.”

  • On Fulham’s attacking danger: “They are still a good side. They offer a real threat. Their wide players are a big threat with Willian still being really productive on the left for them and Harry Wilson or Bobby [De Cordova-Reid] off the other side too.”

  • O’Neil added: “They’re a good side that we’ll need to be at it [to beat]. Premier League away games are tough, we’ve managed to win a couple so far. It would be good to add another one on Monday night for us.”

  • On facing former players Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore: “Those two are still spoken about warmly round here. Sometimes the timing means you don’t get the farewell you’d have liked, but that hasn’t changed how people think of them here.”



  • Wolves are unbeaten in all six league meetings with Fulham since their return to the Premier League in 2018 (W3, D3).
  • Fulham have won just one of their past 14 league games against Wolves (D4, L9); that was a 2-0 home win in the Championship in February 2018.
  • Neither side has scored more than one goal in any of the last six encounters.


  • Fulham have lost three of their past four league matches.
  • The Cottagers have scored 10 Premier League goals in their 12 league games. At this stage last season, they had scored 22, including nine by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • Fulham have scored just two first-half goals in this season’s top flight, the joint-lowest total.
  • They have lost their last six Premier League games on a Monday night, failing to score in five of them.
  • Between them, current Fulham players Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore scored 50 Premier League goals for Wolves.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Wolves have lost just one of their past seven top-flight fixtures (W3, D3).
  • They have scored at least once in 11 successive Premier League games, their longest scoring streak since 2019.
  • Gary O’Neil’s side have scored six goals in the final 10 minutes of Premier League matches this season, three of which have been winners.
  • Their solitary clean sheet in the last 22 Premier League away fixtures came in a 1-0 win at Everton in August.
  • Wolves are winless in their last 11 Premier League matches in London (D3, L8).


Referee: Michael Salisbury. Assistants: Richard West, Scott Ledger. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Stuart Attwell.Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett.


The match kicks off on Monday 27th Nomember at 8pm at Craven Cottage and will be shown live on Sky in the UK.

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