Ashkan Dejagah, Maarten Stekelenburg and Matthew Briggs all remain on the sidelines for the Cottagers. Bryan Ruiz and Aaron Hughes face late fitness tests and could return to the XI if available, though Hughes faces a battle in central defence, with Fernando Amorebieta now injury-free. Dimitar Berbatov recovered from a hamstring injury to score against Everton in the cup in midweek and should tuck in behind Darren Bent.
Andreas Cornelius is still unavailable due to an ankle injury for the Bluebirds. Malky Mackay made 11 changes for the midweek cup loss at West Ham and is expected to bring back his regulars for the trip to Fulham, though Peter Odemwingie is in the mix for a start after impressing with a goal in the Hammers match.