Fulham vs. Stoke City: Preview and TV schedule

Jamie McDonald

Fulham and the great Dimitar Berbatov host Stoke City in what could be American Brek Shea's first match in the EPL

Fulham hosts Stoke City in an "enticing" 10th vs. 12th place match-up in the early EPL match today. Unless you're a fan of either team it probably isn't the type of game that's going to get you real fired up but it's better than watching QPR right?

In addition to that fact, you can enjoy the exploits of the always enjoyable Dimitar Berbatov. That right there is a quality selling point.

Martin Jol will have to pick between Emmanuel Frimpong and Giorgos Karagounis to play alongside Steve Sidwell with Mahamadou Diarra still recovering from a knee injury.

American Brek Shea should be in Tony Pulis' squad for the first time since joining the Potters in January. Marc Wilson will return as well after recovering from a broken leg back in October.

Fulham injuries and suspensions

Out: Mahamadou Diarra (knee), Kerim Frei and Simon Davies In doubt: Kieran Richardson (calf), Sascha Riether (illness), Chris Baird (illness)

Stoke City injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In Doubt: None.

Fulham will be without Diarra as he continues to recover from a knee injury. He'll be joined on the sidelines by Frei and Davies. Kieran Richardson will undergo a fitness test before the match to determine his availability, while Riether and Baird should be both back from illnesses. Stoke are reporting no injuries.

Match Date/Time: 12:45 p.m. local, 7:45 a.m. ET

Venue: Craven Cottage, London, England

TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes (U.S.), Sky Sports 2 (U.K.), TSN2 (Canada)

Online: ESPN3 (U.S.)

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