Fulham v Aston Villa injury news as nine players out

Aston Villa could move overtake Fulham with a win tonight.

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Aston Villa are set for a quick turnaround as they face Fulham this evening after the weekend’s defeat to Chelsea.

Steven Gerrard’s side have struggled so far this season and have won only one of their last eight matches, with the pressure rapidly growing on the Villa boss.

Meanwhile, despite failing to win in their last three matches, Fulham’s Craven Cottage has been a difficult place to visit so far this season. Marco Silva’s side have only suffered one home defeat since April - enduring a 4-1 thrashing to Newcastle United at the start of October.

While Villa’s poor performances are mostly at fault for their current place in the Premier League table, the Midlands club haven’t had much luck with injuries so far.

Ahead of tonight’s clash, here is the latest injury news...


Manor Solomon - injured

Manor Solomon has only managed one appearance for Fulham since signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer. The 23-year-old suffered a knee injury in August that required surgery and has been sidelined ever since.

Layvin Kurzawa - injured

Kurzawa joined Fulham on loan from Paris Saint-Germain last month but didn’t make his debut until their defeat to Newcastle due to his lack of fitness.

Kurzawa was taken off at half time against the Magpies and hasn’t featured since as he looks to recover from a calf injury.

Kenny Tete - injured

Kenny Tete started the campaign as a regular in Fulham’s line-up but has been absent since picking up a knock a month ago. Tonight’s clash will come too early for the defender, who could return to the fold this weekend.

Nathaniel Chalobah - suspended

Nathaniel Chalobah will serve the final game of his three-match ban tonight following his red card against Newcastle.

The midfielder was dismissed following a horror tackle on Sean Longstaff and has missed matches against West Ham and Bournemouth.

Aston Villa

Boubacar Kamara - injured

Kamara sustained knee ligament damage during Aston Villa’s win over Southampton and is unlikely to return until after the World Cup.

The Frenchman could return for their Boxing Day clash with Liverpool, though may not be ready for a start until 2023.

Diego Carlos - injured

Like Kamara, Diego Carlos is another of Villa’s summer signings that are set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The centre-back made only two appearances in the Premier League before an achilles injury left him needing surgery. Carlos won’t make his comeback until 2023.

Jed Steer - injured

Steer suffered an achilles injury while on loan with Luton Town last season and has been absent ever since.

Gerrard has revealed the goalkeeper has been on the pitch and has stepped up his rehab, though it is unclear when he will be fully recovered.

Lucas Digne - injured

Digne was a regular for Villa at the start of the season until he picked up a heel problem in September.

The Frenchman won’t be fit to face Fulham tonight but he is expected to make his return by the end of the month when Gerrard’s side travel to St. James’ Park next weekend.

Ludwig Augustinsson - injured

Augustinsson had taken Digne’s place at left-back following the Frenchman’s injury, however Villa’s summer signing has since been sidelined with a thigh problem. The Sweden international last featured in the 0-0 stalemate against Leeds United.

Like Digne, Augustinsson could return to full fitness for Villa’s clash with Newcastle on October 29.

Cameron Archer - available

Steven Gerrard has revealed that Cameron Archer’s groin problem is still ‘niggling away’ and may require surgery, however he remains available for selection. The striker has made only three cameo appearances in the Premier League this season.

Tyrone Mings - available

Despite playing the full 90 minutes, it was confirmed that Mings had rolled his ankle late in the clash with Chelsea. However, Gerrard revealed the defender is likely to be fit to face Fulham.

Leon Bailey - available

Bailey missed out on Villa’s trip to Nottingham Forest last week with a muscle injury and returned to the fold against Chelsea, however was unable to play the full 90 minutes under medical advice.

The forward could now be fully fit as the Birmingham outfit face the Cottagers.