In a mirror image of Mitrovic's campaign, Newcastle's number nine Salomon Rondon has hit a purple patch after a slow start. He could prove a real handful for Fulham's notoriously leaky defence, as Rafael Benitez looks to open up a 10-point gap over Claudio Ranieri's men.
Newcastle welcome back defender DeAndre Yedlin from suspension, while Federico Fernandez is in contention following a calf injury.
Jonjo Shelvey, who has played just twice since the start of November, remains out with a thigh problem.
Frank Anguissa is still sidelined for Fulham, but Ryan Sessegnon is expected to return from a groin injury on Boxing Day against Wolves.