Fulham predicted starting XI to face Crawley Town in the Carabao Cup: Silva has decisions to make

How could Fulham line up this evening?

Fulham are back in action this evening away to Crawley Town in the Carabao Cup.

Tonight gives Marco Silva an opportunity to freshen up his ranks after their impressive start to the Premier League season.

The Championship champions are unbeaten in their opening three games and have picked up five points.

They beat London rivals Brentford 3-2 at Craven Cottage last time out.

Crawley are winless in their opening five matches in League Two and here is how Fulham could line up against them...

GK: Marek Rodak

He now has competition for his place between the sticks from new signing Bernd Leno.

RB: Kevin Mbabu

The summer recruit could make his first start after coming off the bench against both Wolves and Brentford.

CB: Shane Duffy

Like Mbabu, he has made two substitute appearances since sealing his loan switch from Brighton and Hove Albion.

CB: Issa Diop

The centre-back may well make his debut against Kevin Betsy’s side.

LB: Antonee Robinson

He has been with Fulham since 2020 and has made 73 appearances in all competition since then.

The left footer has helped the Cottagers ease to promotion back to the Premier League.

CM: Nathaniel Chalobah

This is a good opportunity for him to get some minutes under his belt.

CM: Tom Cairney

His experience in the middle of the park would come in handy against a Crawley side who will be eyeing an upset.

Another of the division's most highly-rated individuals, Cairney was the outstanding player on a day that Atdhe Nuhiu's late equaliser stole two points from a relatively dominant Fulham. He created a number of chances and controlled the tempo of the clash.

RW: Sylvester Jasper

The winger spent last season on loan at Colchester United and Hibernian to get some experience.

CAM: Luke Harris

He has been on the bench twice so far this term and is being tipped for a bright future.

LW: Bobby Reid

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Silva play some first-team stars to ensure his side have enough quality in their starting XI.

ST: Jay Stansfield

He started on the right wing against Brentford and this is a good chance for him to lead the line and show what he can do.