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Fulham away at Bolton: Match Info

last updated Monday 28th January 2008, 8:49 PM
 
Bolton logo Bolton logoBOLTON


15th
in Premiership
with 21 points

Played 23 games


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Midweek games matches: 13th
Lowest could fall: 17th
 
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFULHAM


19th
in Premiership
with 15 points

Played 23 games


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Weekend's matches: 19th
Lowest could fall: 19th
  • Bolton's only maximum in five was home to 'Championship-bound' Derby. They've also scored just one goal since top scorer Nicolas Anelka moved to Chelsea.

  • Wanderers are chasing a first victory in 10 Premier League games against London opposition.

  • The Trotters are chasing a fourth successive home win over Fulham in the Premier League.

  • Not won in three league and cup games.

  • The 1-0 home victory over rock bottom Derby on 2 January, is their only maximum in five Premier League outings.

  • Just one point above the relegation zone.

  • Won four, drawn four and lost five of 13 Premier League matches under Gary Megson.

  • Lost four league games from winning positions, against Fulham (a), Portsmouth (a), Manchester City (a) and Blackburn (h).

  • Victory will take their all-time Premier League points total to 400.

  • One of four clubs yet to score a penalty in the Premier League this season; Derby, Everton and Manchester City are the others.

  • Gained 15 more points at home than away (18 at the Reebok, three on the road).

  • Beat Manchester United, Wigan, Birmingham and Derby in the four successive league games at the Reebok, prior to a 1-2 defeat to Blackburn in their most recent home match on 13 January.

  • A visit to Reading follows this, before a home clash with Portsmouth, and the meeting with Atletico Madrid in the round of the last 32 in the Uefa Cup.

  • Nicolas ANELKA, now a Chelsea player, is Bolton's leading scorer with 11 goals.

  • The Frenchman is also the clubs' leading marksman in the Premier League with 10.

  • The top scorers amongst current players are Kevin NOLAN and El Hadji DIOUF with four each.

  • NOLAN is Bolton's top Premier League marksman on the present staff, with four.

  • NOLAN is a double shy of 50 club career goals.

  • Kevin DAVIES needs a brace to reach 100 club career goals (Chesterfield, Southampton, Blackburn, Millwall and Bolton).

  • Jussi JAASKALAINEN is the only player to have been on the field for every minute of every one of Bolton's Premier League matches this season.

  • If selected:-

  • Joey O'BRIEN will be making his 50th career league appearance (Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton).

  • Heidar HELGUSON will be facing a former club. The 30 year old Iceland international made 63 appearances (57 in the league) and scored 14 goals (11 league) between June 2005 and his move to the Reebok two years later.

  • This is the third meeting of these clubs this season. Bolton knocked Fulham out of the Carling Cup with a 2-1 away win in the third round. The decisive goal came from Stelios Giannakopoulos in extra time.

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HEAD TO HEAD at BOLTON
BOLTON Draw FULHAM
League 18 8 7
Premier 3 2 1
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HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
BOLTON Draw FULHAM
League 27 17 23
Premier 3 3 7
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  • One of Fulham's two Premier League wins this season was against Bolton. They will need to complete the double to close the gap between themselves and their rivals in the relegation dogfight.

  • Fulham are without a point in three, and a victory in 11 league games.

  • The Cottagers have not won in 28 on the road.

  • Without a win in 13 league and cup games.

  • Gained four points in an 11-match winless Premier League sequence; the 3-1 victory over Reading on 3 November is their only maximum in 21 matches.

  • Completed 13 league matches without a clean sheet; the most recent being a goalless home draw against Derby on 20 October. The no score stalemate at Chelsea on 29 September is their only other clean sheet in the league.

  • Won just two Premier League matches this season, both at home, against Bolton on 15 August and Reading on 3 November. Only bottom placed Derby have won fewer (one match).

  • Yet to win under Roy Hodgson; lost all three Premier League matches since his appointment.

  • Lost the lead in 11 Premier League matches, and flittered away an unequalled 25 points from winning positions. They held the lead against Arsenal (a), Middlesbrough (h), Aston Villa (a), Chelsea (h) and West Ham (a), and went on to lose all five games.

  • Conceded 76% of their Premier League goals in the second half; 32 of 42.

  • One of five clubs still without an away win in the Premier League. On the longest current streak of 28 matches without an away victory, picking up 12 points from a possible 84 since the 1-2 defeat of Newcastle at St James' Park on 9 September 2006. They have won two of the last 49 league games away from Craven Cottage.

  • A home match against Aston Villa follows this before a long trip to Middlesbrough, and a London derby home to West Ham. Thereafter Manchester United will be hosted at the Cottage on 1 March.

  • Clint DEMPSEY is Fulham's top scorer with six Premier League goals.

  • If selected:-

  • Hameur BOUAZZA will be making his 50th career Premier League appearance (Watford and Fulham).

  • Nathan ASHTON will be playing on the eve of his 21st birthday.

  • Fulham are hoping to complete their second Premier League double over Bolton, and first since 2003-04.

LAST CORRESPONDING FIXTURE
Craven Cottage on 11-Feb-2007
Bolton(1) 2-1 (0) Fulham
Match Report
Speed pen 23,
Nolan 51
Knight 66
Jaaskelainen, Hunt, Meite, Ben-Haim, Gardner, Nolan,
Speed (Thompson, 68 ), Teymourian
(Tal, 81 ), Giannakopoulos, Anelka, Diouf (Pedersen, 86)
Subs not used: Walker,Vaz Te,
Lastuvka, Volz (Radzinski, 63 ), Queudrue, Knight, Christanval,
Rosenior, Brown (Smertin, 62 ),
Diop, Davies,
McBride, Helguson (Montella, 67)
Subs not used Warner,Routledge,
Yellow card:
Thompson
Yellow card:
Brown, Davies, Helguson, Queudrue
Red card: Red card:
Senderos

Attendance:
24919
Referee:
H Webb (S. Yorkshire)
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MATCH REFEREE
Mark Clattenburg Tyne & Wear Co. Durham
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