The newly promoted Cottagers held Chelsea to a goalless Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge last Friday and have avoided any risk of relegation so far, sitting above the likes of the Blues and Liverpool as Silva looks to build on a positive first half of the season. Victory in Wednesday's cup replay on Wearside would see Fulham play Leeds in the last 16 of the FA Cup, a competition Silva takes very seriously. Tom Cairney's equaliser secured Fulham a 1-1 draw in last week's game against Sunderland as Silva looks to improve on their display at Craven Cottage.
The clubs meet twice in a Premier League double-header this week, but Wednesday’s match will not be on TV
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