Premier League Preview: Swansea v Fulham
By Football News
Fulham's visit to Swansea on Sunday is of little consequence in the Premier League, but Martin Jol's men will want to avoid another defeat.
Jol's men can - mathematically - finish in the top 10, albeit requiring multiple results to fall their way.
And the one result that hasn't gone Fulham's way of late is their own - they haven't won in seven matches, losing six of them.
It seems once the west Londoners hit 40 points - they did so with a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa - they took their foot off the gas, as they fell to Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Reading and Liverpool.
While four of those five are top-seven clubs, it certainly is a mark on what was a promising season earlier on.
Swansea, meanwhile, have fulfilled their promise by sitting in the top half of the Premier League.
Michael Laudrup's men finish their campaign at the Liberty Stadium, a place they haven't won at in four matches.
They only managed one goal in that stretch of losses to Arsenal and Tottenham, and draws to Southampton and Manchester City.
They should break the trend against Fulham, though, as three of those clubs occupy spots in the top five and are all either qualified, or are vying for, UEFA Champions League football.
Swansea also showed fine resilience in winning away at the now-relegated Wigan, before conceding late at champions Manchester United to end hopes of a point.
In team selection news, Steve Sidwell will be available for Fulham after serving a suspension, while Mahamadou Diarra (knee) and Ashkan Dejagah (ankle) are not in contention due to injury.
Missing for Swansea will be their leading goalscorer this season Michu (18 goals) with a hamstring problem, while Michel Vorm (head) is also unavailable.