Fulham's Under-21s can show Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal how it's done this evening

Fulham’s Under-21 side could go top of the Premier League this evening with a win against Newcastle United.

Fulham’s youngsters have made a fantastic start to the season, eclipsing several of the big sides as they close on a place at the top of the Under-21 Premier League.

They have a cracking record so far this season of four wins and two draws from their six games, joining Arsenal as the only other unbeaten team in the division.

Fulham have been playing efficient football and while their attack has scored the fewest goals in the top six, their defence has conceded the fewest which has allowed them to edge a number of tight games.

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They should be confident ahead of the match this evening as they take on a Newcastle United side currently sitting in mid-table.

It should be a fascinating contest because Newcastle have recovered well with two draws and a win from their last thee games following back-to-back defeats.

Fulham have the home advantage and they should be very confident because while Newcastle have scored significantly more (18) they have conceded 19 goals, which means Fulham will get chances.

Three goal striker Cauley Woodrow is unavailable, currently on loan with League Two side Southend United but Muamer Tankovic and Mesca have scored five goals between them so far this season.

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Fulham are not the first side many will think of when it comes to the best development squads all over the country because they don’t have the pool of resources that larger clubs enjoy.

However, they have a chance to make a real statement of intent before West Ham United and Sunderland, currently above them, have a chance to react this Monday.

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