The two favourites to qualify from Group K kick off against each other, as Martin Jol faces his former rivals at Craven Cottage. Tom Beck looks at the two sides line-ups. Follow him on Twitter: @twjbeck
Fulham face a front line frustration in this evening’s Europa League, as neither Bobby Zamora nor fellow frontman Bryan Ruiz look set to start.
Cottager’s Manager, Martin Jol, is considering resting Zamora with Sunday’s league match against Manchester City in mind. The ex-Tottenham boss suggested that squad rotation would be necessary for the number of games in Europe this season: "If you play in the Europa on a Thursday, you have to play your league games on a Sunday - that is tough" he said, "and that is why we will change a few positions to keep a few players maybe fitter for Sunday."
Meanwhile, Fulham’s new £10.6 million Striker, Bryan Ruiz, is cup-tied against his former club. Elsewhere in the squad, Aaron Hughes is injured and unavailable, whilst both Phillipe Senderos and Dickson Etuhu are out with flu and a thigh strain respectively.
Twente enter the Europa League following failing to qualify for the Champions League Group Stage in the final qualification stage. The 2009/10 Eredivise Champions have struggled for form at the start of this season, yet travel to Craven Cottage with a squad at full strength.
Probable Fulham line-up: Schwarzer, Briggs, Hangeland, Baird, Riise, Dempsey, Sidwell, Murphy, Duff, Dembele, Johnson
Probable Twente line-up: Mihaylov, Wisgerhof, Cornelisse, Tiendalli, Brama, Janko, Douglas, Janssen, Fer, De Jong, John