The race for promotion is beginning to hot up in the Championship.
Aston Villa climbed into second spot with victory against bitter rivals Birmingham City last weekend, while the Cottagers are in fifth place and on a run of nine games unbeaten.
Fulham are just seven points behind Villa in second so a win could see them close the gap to four points with 14 games still to play.
Derby County, who are third, are a point behind Villa but have played a game more so, if Slavisa Jokanovic's side beat the Villans, they will go within three points of the Rams. Cardiff City are also on the same number of points as Derby, they host Middlesbrough this weekend and Tony Pulis's side will not be easy to take three points from.
Fulham went on a similar run in the second half of last season to climb into the play-off places, so they have proved they are capable of sustaining a run of form. Should they produce a similar run to last season, they could really threaten the top two positions and victory over the team who currently hold the second automatic promotion spot will certainly be a huge statement of intent.
Jokanovic will not want to suffer play-off heartache for a second consecutive season and will have what has happened to Sheffield Wednesday after their two failed play-off campaigns in the back of his mind, potentially using that as motivation to push for second place rather than look over their shoulders.
One thing is for certain: a Fulham win will blow the promotion race wide open.