The Cottagers carry a 3-0 lead into the return leg in the Ukraine, although their Dutch manager has refused to be complacent despite Juande Ramos’ side facing an uphill battle
Kulakov, Mandzyuk, Cheberyachko, Denisov
Giuliano, Rotan, Konoplyanka, Boateng
Hughes, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise
Dempsey, Murphy, Etuhu, Duff
Meanwhile, Fulham boss Martin Jol is expected to name a strong squad as he looks to secure his side’s passage through to the group stages of the Europa League. Bobby Zamora could return to the starting line-up in place of Pajtim Kasami, who started against Wolves. However, Simon Davies is not expected to feature again until after the international break.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Dnipro's stadium, the Dnipro Arena, opened on September 15, 2008 and has a capacity of 31,003.
- The Ukrainian side lost 3-0 to another English side, Middlesbrough, in the Uefa Cup group stages back in 2005-06.
- New Dnipro striker Nikola Kalinic scored on his debut for the club against Shakhtar Donetsk on August 13 but was given his marching orders just two minutes later.
- Fulham’s second-placed finish in the 2009-10 Europa League is the best for an English side since Steve McClaren led Middlesbrough to the same position in the 2005-06 campaign.
- The Cottagers are looking to qualify for European competition for the third time, following a run in the Intertoto Cup in 2002-03, and their Europa League run two years ago.
- The current winners trophy, the Bertoni trophy, weighs 15kg and is silver on a yellow marble plinth.