Fulham's defenders won't be having any nightmares about facing Middlesbrough strikers Martin Braithwaite or Rudy Gestede in the coming days.
The Boro due have both been ruled out of their trip to Craven Cottage on Saturday, Braithwaite having been sidelined since damaging his hamstring in the opening week of the season, while Gestede continues to recover from leg surgery.
Danish international Braithwaite has managed just one game for Boro since signing from Toulouse in the summer, but Gestede is well known on these shores having scored more than 50 goals for Cardiff, Blackburn, Aston Villa and now Boro.
“Martin Braithwaite is back in training, it’s just about building him up now and getting some fitness into him from the football perspective,” said Boro boss Garry Monk.
“The weekend game will probably be too soon, but we’re looking into next week (to get him back).
“Rudy is a difficult one to assess because it’s a case of how the wound heals. He’s doing well though, and we’re hoping its sooner rather than later.”
Boro have plenty more firepower for Fulham to worry about, however, including former Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford, who bagged a brace in their midweek Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa.
Despite not scoring, Marvin Johnson was in red hot form in Boro's win last weekend over Fulham's West London rivals, QPR, while Ashley Fletcher has also been in good form and Britt Assombalonga has five goals so far.
Fulham are 13-10 to win with most bookies, while Boro are 2-1 on with many, and a draw also seems to be popular at 12-5.