On-loan Chelsea defender set to start against Fenerbahce – Probable Starting Line-ups

Kenneth Omeruo
Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (L) and Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo play the ball during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Fenerbahce take on Kasimpasa in the mini Istanbul derby at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium tonight hoping to get their title race back on track following last weeks 4-2 defeat against Antalyaspor.

The Yellow Canaries are undefeated at home this season but will be taking on the leagues best performing defensive side in Kasimpasa.

The Istanbul minnows have conceded just 18 times this season and on-loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has played a major role in contributing to that record.


The Nigerian international is expected to start for Kasimpasa but Fenerbahce will be missing two key defensive players in Mehmet Topal and Josef de Souza due to injury. Ozan Tufan and Diego are expected to fill in for the missing defensive midfielders but will offer a more attacking flavour as both are more offensively minded.

On-loan Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic will also be out for Fenerbahce due to injury.

Fenerbahce v Kasimpasa

Stadium: Sukru Saracoglu

Kick-Off: 18:00 GMT

Fenerbahce: Volkan D., Gökhan, Kjaer, Alves, Hasan Ali, Ozan, Caner, Volkan, Diego, Nani, Van Persie

Manager: Vitor Pereira

Kasimpasa: Ramazan, Veysel, Titi, Omeruo, Vigneau, Castro, Pavelka, Tunay, Hakan, Adem, Eren (Malki)

Manager: Riza Calimba

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