Neeskens Kebano has not played a single minute in the Premier League this season for Fulham. Overlooked for the opening weeks of the season, the winger suffered an injury in the League Cup in late August that ruled him until this week.
Just in time for international duty, the Democratic Republic of Congo international has recovered from his ankle injury and must take advantage of his country’s matches against Zimbabwe.
With a productive and eye-catching international break, Kebano can force himself back into Slavisa Jokanovic’s first team plans for Fulham’s upcoming matches.
The Fulham manager has shown a willingness to incorporate the squad’s backup wingers, evidenced by his substitution of Aboubakar Kamara last week against Arsenal.
Kebano possesses searing pace and brilliant close control, and although he has never played in the English top flight, the winger can inject much-needed energy and creativity into the tired Fulham attack.
With just three goals in their last five matches, Fulham’s front line is struggling, and Kebano’s introduction could be the boost the Whites need to return to their high-scoring exploits of last season.