Carvalho back in Fulham squad for West Brom game

Fabio Carvalho is available for Fulham’s game against West Brom. 

Boss Marco Silva confirmed the teenager has recovered from a toe injury and Covid-19 and is likely to take a seat on the bench for the top-of-the-table clash. Joe Bryan is also available again.

However, Ivan Cavaleiro (groin) and Nathaniel Chalobah (calf) will need longer and are unlikely to be seen until after the international break towards the end of November.

“Ivan’s (injury) is the most difficult one,” Silva said.

“We can use the international break to help him, and Chalobah will be ready to work during the break and ready for the game afterwards.

“Carvalho is back and ready to help us if called on.”

Silva’s side are on a roll, with three straight wins, 10 goals scored and just one conceded, but he admits the Baggies are as difficult as it gets.

“Are they promotion contenders?” he said. “For sure they are, and not just because of the way they started.

“They have quality from the first game. They attack with three, they press at everything; throw-ins, corners – and we have to put our quality on the pitch to match them.”