Swansea v Fulham - Cottagers Confidential Preview

Ian Walton

We pay a visit to Wales on our final game of the season, hoping to climb the table and put an appalling run of form behind us.

And so it ends. Fulham face Swansea City on Sunday, a team they rarely perform against, to end a season which has been laced with disappointment. Let's hope we can at least end on a positive note.

Fulham form

There are few ways to describe our recent run of results without dipping into expletives. Five straight defeats left a degree of concern lingering around the Cottage, and at the time of our last defeat, 3-1 at home to Liverpool, we could still have mathematically been relegated. Now, though, Wigan Athletic have kindly taken the final drop zone place.

Swansea form

Swansea have been up and down since they practically secured safety a month or so ago, playing out draws with the likes of Southampton and Norwich City. Before beating Wigan on 7th May, they hadn't won in seven games. Seems like the may have had one foot on the beach. Sound familiar?

Head-to-head

We lost 2-1 at home earlier in the season, and the Swans also managed the double over us last season, meaning, since their promotion in 2011, we have failed to pick up any points against them.

In our history, we have won 30, drawn 10 and lost 22 of our matches with Swansea.

Key quotes

John Arne Riise: "We don't want to end the season having taken just one point from the last eight games - that's not what Fulham is about.

"Hopefully we'll have a good week in training, get our energy back and finish on a good note. We're not thinking about our holidays yet - now is not the time, we've still got a game of football to play. We're on a bad run of form and we want to end that so we go into the summer in a good frame of mind."

Team news

Simon Davies, Mahamadou Diarra, Ashkan Dejagah and Kieron Richardson will all miss the last game of the season through injury, while Steve Sidwell serves the last match of his four game ban.

Michel Vorm is doubtful for Swansea, but their only certainty to miss out is Ki Sung-Yueng.

Cottagers Confidential line-up

Schwarzer; Riise, Hangeland, Hughes, Riether; Enoh; Kacaniklic, Duff; Ruiz; Rodallega, Berbatov (4-4-2 Diamond)

Cottagers Confidential score prediction

Swansea 2-2 Fulham

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