Fulham v Man City: Projected lineups
Fulham v Manchester City: Projected lineups feature Silva and Hart
While many may have blammed the club's former manager for their poor form, in his own words earlier in the season he, "can't play the matches for them," and currently that still remains the case.
The players have got to pick themselves up and fight for their lives as they have allowed themselves to drop to 19th in the table and are in the heart of the relegation fight now.
One side that has picked up their head and decided to fight for what they want is Manchester City.
The Citizens have been on a roll in the last month and their impressive victories over Bayern Munich and Arsenal are just two of their standout performances of late that see them quickly returning to the Premier League title race.
Sergio Aguero's absence will be frustrating but the side possess ample skill and talent to ensure the goals continue to flow without their little Argentine attacker for a month or so.
Fulham XI: Stekelenburg; Riether, Senderos, Hughes, Riise; Karagounis, Parker, Sidwell; Dejagah, Berbatov, Kacaniclic.
Manchester City XI: Hart; Boyata, Demichelis, Kompany, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; Navas, Silva, Nasri; Negredo.