Supporters across the Premier League were shocked to see Aleksandar Mitrovic on the bench at Craven Cottage and he returns to the frontline in place of Neeskens Kebano.
Other Championship stalwards have also lost their place in Marek Rodak, Tom Cairney and Tim Ream, with the latter duo being present during the Whites last Premier League venture.
Alphonse Areola and Kenny Tete come in for their Premier League debuts while Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa comes into the side after an impressive cameo in the club’s opening game.
Supporters appear to be pretty happy that Parker isn’t too sentimental in his team selections.
Take a look at the reaction below:
Mitrovic will be key this afternoon and Parker is under no illusion of his importance.
He said: “I think Mitro scored a lot of goals for us last year. No doubt he will be pivotal to what we will do this year. That’s what is expected of him. Elsewhere we need to add goals, it’s something we needed to add last year. We need not to be so reliant on him and help out all over the pitch.”