Friday 05 October 2012

Barclays U21s: Fulham set to field first-teamers against Chelsea

Several first-teamers set to face Chelsea at Craven Cottage in Barclays U21 Premier League

  • Lucas Piazon is set to face Fulham after starring for Chelsea in the Capital One Cup

For all Barclays U21 Premier League news, results and tables click here

The latest set of fixtures in the Barclays U21 Premier League starts with a West London derby at Craven Cottage.

Fulham take on Chelsea looking for a win that would move them from the bottom of Group 3 and several first-team players may feature, says coach Kit Symons, under the rule that allows three over-age outfield players to take part. New Iranian signing Ashkan Dejagah will play, as may Kerim Frei and Philippe Senderos.

"We’re looking forward to the game, the matches against Chelsea are always that bit more special because it’s a derby fixture,” Symons told fulhamfc.com. "We could have a few first-team players involved; ones that the manager believes need a bit of a run-out."

Chelsea U21 manager Dermot Drummy says Lucas Piazon will play after starring in the 6-0 Capital One Cup victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last week.

"Lucas was fantastic against Wolves in the Capital One Cup, it is not easy for a player to come in for the first time and sustain the level he did,' Drummy told chelseafc.com. "Fulham away at Craven Cottage is going to be a tough game but it is the challenge that is going to make the players improve."

Tickets to the match, which kicks off at 7pm, are available at £3 for adults, £1 for concessions. Fulham season ticket-holders can attend for free by showing their ticket. Call 0843 208 1234 (option 3) or drop in person to the Ticket Office or purchase at the gate.

Premierleague.com will have more information on Monday's fixtures over the weekend.

For all Barclays U21 Premier League news, results and tables click here

Friday, October 5th, 2012

GROUP 3
Fulham v Chelsea, Craven Cottage (7pm)

Monday, October 8th, 2012

GROUP 1
Arsenal v Reading, Barnet FC (7pm)
Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United Leigh Sports Village (7pm)
Bolton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion, Reebok Stadium (7pm)
Norwich City v Everton, Carrow Road (7pm)

GROUP 2
Aston Villa v Newcastle United, Villa Park (7pm)
Manchester United v Southampton, Altrincham FC (7pm)
Stoke City v Sunderland, Britannia Stadium (7.30pm)

GROUP 3
Middlesbrough v Liverpool, Riverside Stadium (7pm)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

GROUP 3
Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Etihad Stadium (7pm)

For all the fixtures and the latest league tables, click here

For latest news on the Barclays U21 Premier League, click here.

You can follow developments on Twitter with the Premier League's account @premierleague or via the hashtag #BU21PL

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Key Points

  • Fulham set to name several first-team players in Barclays U21 Premier League match against Chelsea
  • Lucas Piazon may feature for Chelsea after starring in Capital One Cup last week
  • Tickets cost £3 and £1 and are available on the gate for the 7pm kick-off