Team News: Mahamadou Diarra handed first start

Mahamadou Diarra
© PA Photos
Fulham boss Martin Jol hands recent signing Mahamadou Diarra his first start for the club as Swansea City visit Craven Cottage.

Martin Jol has handed recent signing Mahamadou Diarra his first Fulham start for the visit of Swansea City this afternoon.

Diarra replaces Danny Murphy in the heart of the Cottagers' midfield while Bryan Ruiz comes in for Damien Duff in the only other change.

Visiting Swansea make just one change as a virus rules captain Ashley Williams out with Garry Monk replacing him.

Williams's absence means that a remarkable run of playing every minute of the last 169 consecutive games comes to an end.

Fulham: Schwarzer; Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, John Arne Riise; Ruiz, Dembele, Diarra, Dempsey; Johnson, Pogrebnyak

Swansea: Vorm; Rangel, Caulker, Monk, Taylor; Allen, Britton, Sigurdsson; Routledge, Graham, Sinclair

Mahamadou Diarra
Read Next:
Diarra: 'I can help Fulham'
>
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Middlesbrough452610962303288
2Burnley442415568353387
3Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton442415570403087
4Hull City4423111064333180
5Derby CountyDerby442114965412477
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds441817962431971
7Cardiff CityCardiff441716115547867
8Ipswich TownIpswich441615134949063
9Birmingham CityBirmingham451614155248462
10Brentford44178196466-259
11Preston North EndPreston441416144243-158
12Leeds UnitedLeeds441416144855-758
13Queens Park RangersQPR441318135353057
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves441315165056-654
15Reading441313185054-452
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield441312195861-351
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest441215174045-551
18Blackburn RoversBlackburn441116174245-349
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham441310215265-1349
20Bristol City441213195070-2049
21Fulham441115186576-1148
RMK Dons44912233664-2839
RCharlton AthleticCharlton44813233876-3837
RBolton WanderersBolton44415254080-4027