Dec 8, 2013 at 1.30pm UK at ​Craven Cottage
Fulham
2-0
Aston Villa
Sidwell (22'), Berbatov (30' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-0)

Delph (19'), Herd (67')

Team News: Fulham make one change

Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen on the touchline during the match against Tottenham on December 4, 2013
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Fulham make one change for the clash against Aston Villa this afternoon, bringing Steve Siwell in to replace Pajtim Kasami.

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen has made one change from the game on Wednesday, bringing Steven Sidwell in to replace Pajtim Kasami for the clash against Aston Villa this afternoon.

Sidwell will play in a three-man midfield, alongside Scott Parker and Giorgos Karagounis.

Dimitar Berbatov leads the line for the home side, with support on the wings from Ashkan Dejagah and Alexander Kacaniklic.

Lasse Vigen Christensen is also on the bench for the first time at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Villa boss Paul Lambert gives Chris Herd his first appearance of the season, while Gabriel Agbonlahor is named as captain.

The forward will be supporting Christian Benteke, who starts up front, along with Andreas Weimann.

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Parker, Karagounis, Sidwell, Dejagah, Kačaniklić, Berbatov.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Herd, Baker, Clark, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Delph, Westwood, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke

Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen on the touchline during the match against Tottenham on December 4, 2013
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