Well at last them stupid internationals are over. Funny how the English media have finally shut up about Ashley Cole now that he has a decent left sided midfielder playing along him who comes back to help. Cole was excellent in both matches. I hate 2 say it but I love Defoe, as he is such a raw talent with great promise, and the best thing about him is his directness. When he gets the ball, he just wants it in the back of the net, and he also has a great shot. Anyway, back to the premiership this weekend. Arsenal take on Fulham at Craven Cottage which will no doubt be a tough match, especially considering nearly the whole Arsenal starting eleven were away on international duty and Fulham will have had a good two weeks of rest and time to figure out tactics on how to stop Arsenal’s unbeaten run, and I wouldn’t find it embarrassing to lose to Fulham although I would be very disappointed. For the last 2 season when we have played Fulham away we have won by the same score line, which was a tight 1 – 0 in. Last year Fulham deserved a draw after Reyes scored from Van De Sar’s howler. I though Fulham had a bad summer when they lost Davies and Inamoto, but they made it up by signing good players like Claus Jensen, Dioup, Radzinski and Cole. I like Fulham as a team, and I think Coleman has been one of the best managers in the premiership for turning Fulham around the way he has. I hope Arsenal keep their heads down, and play good grit football and finish every chance we can get. One player who will want 2 prove a point to Wenger is Volz, who has been outstanding for Fulham. He’s very composed and hard to beat and will try his best to make sure he come’s out on the winning side. Below is a list of all of Fulham’s key players in my view: Melbranque – Key Man 1 Radzinski + Cole + John – Key Men 2 Dioup + Jensen + Boa Morte – Key Men 3 Knight + Bocanegra + Volz – Key Men 4 Van Der Sar – Key Man 5 In Melbranque, I think Fulham have one of the best midfielders in the premiership, although he will never get enough credit as he deserves coz he plays for Fulham. He has a good shot, can play brilliant passes and works very hard. This is the best team line up I would go with: Lehmann Lauren Toure Cygan Cole Ljungberg Vieira Cesc Reyes Bergkamp Henry Bergkamp has had a nice two-week rest, after his early brilliant performances this season and I expect him to be a crucial player in this match. Also the reason why I opted to play cesc instead of Edu and Gilberto is because he will be more fresh than them two. I hope Arsenal can round off a good weekend, by beating Fulham. Come on you gunners!!!