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Fulham visit Burnley ~ Match Preview Prem MD22

last updated Friday 11th January 2019, 4:25 PM



Match Preview

Burnley vrs Fulham

Premier League Match Day 22 1819 Turf Moor,

Saturday 12th January 2019,    KO: 15:00

Referee: Martin Atkinson(West Yorkshire)



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Burnley and Fulham clash in a pivotal relegation fixture on Saturday as the battle for survival intensifies.

Fulham remain second from bottom but can move to within a point of 16th-place Burnley with an away win.

Turf Moor has been a bogey ground for the Cottagers as Burnley are unbeaten in the last 26 meetings since Apr 1951, although Fulham did win the reverse fixture at Craven Cottage 4-2 in August.

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri insists he still believes in his players despite last weekend's shock FA Cup loss to Sky Bet League Two club Oldham.

Fulham bowed out of the FA Cup's third round following a limp 2-1 home defeat, but Ranieri is confident the squad have reset their focus this week.

"I'm positive because I believe in this team and this club," said Ranieri. "But also Burnley think, 'if we kill Fulham we go up'.

"And for this reason, I think it's a very, very crucial match. Believe me, at the moment I never look at the table. Because I know where we are, staying under water and I want to go up!"

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on whether any of his goalkeepers could leave in January: "No - only if they wanted me to listen to a request.

"If they said 'look, gaffer' [and gave] whatever reason, I'd listen to them. I trust them all. They are all old enough and wise enough now.

"As a manager, trust me, I want three top, top keepers in the building. Why wouldn't I want that?"

Head-to-head

  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last 29 home matches against Fulham in all competitions (W24, D5).


  • Fulham's last win at Turf Moor was 2-0 in the top flight in April 1951.


  • Although this is the 43rd league season these sides have faced, Fulham are looking to complete a league double over Burnley for only the fifth time, and the first time since the 1950-51 campaign.

Fulham


  • All three of Fulham's Premier League wins this season have been against sides starting the day in the bottom four (Burnley are currently 16th).


  • The Cottagers are the only side yet to claim a Premier League away win this season (D2, L9).


  • Their last top-flight victory on the road was at Aston Villa on 5 April 2014.


  • Fulham have had just five different goalscorers in the Premier League this season (excluding own goals), fewer than any other side.


  • Ryan Sessegnon has been directly involved in six of Fulham's last nine Premier League goals (scoring two and assisting four), including each of the last three.


  • Andre Schurrle had 11 shots for Fulham (scoring once) against Burnley in this season's reverse league fixture, the most shots by a player in a single Premier League game during 2018-19.


Burnley

  • The Clarets have lost just one of their last 13 league games against sides in the relegation zone (W6, D6), though that defeat was August's 4-2 loss at Fulham.


  • Back-to-back wins have earned Burnley more points in their last two games than in their previous 12 (W1, D2, L9).


  • The Clarets have conceded 42 Premier League goals this season, the division's second highest figure behind Fulham's 47.


  • They have gone 64 top-flight games without being awarded a penalty, with their last spot-kick taken and scored by Sam Vokes in a 3-1 defeat at Everton on 15 April 2017.


  • The Premier League record for most matches without winning a penalty is 91 games, set by Wimbledon from 1997 to 2000.


  • Chris Wood has scored in his last three games in league and cup, including back-to-back Premier League strikes - he had only scored once in his first 19 top-flight appearances this season.
























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