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Match Stats - Fulham v West Brom 16.01.05

last updated Thursday 13th January 2005, 8:04 PM
Big match facts from BBCSport FULHAM enter this late Sunday afternoon fixture against rock bottom West Bromwich Albion, aiming to improve on their recent form of one win in six Premiership outings. Although the Cottagers have gained nine more points than the Baggies, they have lost one more match (12 to Albion's 11).
  • Chris Coleman has seen his side win a third of their Premiership matches since his appointment as full time Fulham manager (20 wins out of 60 games). They're averaging a point a game this season.
  • The Cottagers have lost only once in 13 home League meetings with the Baggies. They lost 1-2 in the top flight on 7 October 1967, since when Fulham have won four and drawn four.
  • Lost 12 times in the Premiership, as have Crystal Palace - but no other club has finished on the losing side more often.
  • The 3-1 home victory over Crystal Palace on New Year's Day is Fulham's only maximum since the 0-1 eclipse of Norwich at Carrow Road on 4 December.
  • Lost all seven Premiership matches in which failed to score - the worst such return in the top division.
  • Lost 11 of the 13 highest League duels in which the opposition has scored first.
  • Holding a 100% record when a clean sheet has the kept in the top tier (won four of four).
  • Lost six home Premiership games - only Crystal Palace can match that.
  • Conceded more top flight goals at home than any other club (20).
  • Luis BOA MORTE is a double shy of 50 goals for English clubs (four for Arsenal, one for Southampton and 43 for Fulham).
  • When next involved from the opening whistle, Lee CLARK will be making his 150th start for the Cottagers.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION gained their first win under Bryan Robson last weekend, with the 0-2 victory at Championship outfit Preston in the third round of the FA Cup. Now the Baggies boss hopes his side can carry that form forward to the Premiership, to break the longest winless sequence by any top flight club so far this season of 14 games. No club has suffered a 15 match sequence without victory and survived in the Premiership.
  • The Midlanders have picked up just four points from 10 starts since the appointment of the new manager, and three of those have come in the last three outings, courtesy of 1-1 draws at Manchester City and Bolton, and a goalless stalemate, home to Newcastle.
  • They've not won on the road in the top division this term, and own the most generous defence in the Premiership (43 goals shipped, that's one every 46 minutes on average) and the weakest attack with 17 goals scored in the 22 games (one every one hour 56 minutes). They are also the weakest finishers in the top flight going into this round of matches with 11 goals shipped in the last 15 minutes of Premiership games.
  • Honours are even in Premiership matches between these clubs with one win a piece and one draw. The fixture at the Hawthorns in September was the draw. It was an explosive match in which Robert Earnshaw blasted a penalty over the bar on his West Brom debut and three red cards were brandished by referee Mike Dean. Typical poachers efforts from Andrew Cole for the home side and Nwankwo Kanu were preceded by the sending off of Fulham's Papa Bouba Diop, and followed by the dismissals of Albion's Neil Clement and Cole after an ugly fracas.
  • Accrued three more points to this stage in their only previous Premiership campaign of 2002/03.
  • Aiming for an eighth win from the 61st game of their Premier League history.
  • Collected 39 points from a possible 180 all-time in the Premiership.
  • Never won a Premiership game when the opponents have scored first.
  • Conceded the opening goal 15 times this League season, as have Norwich. No other clubs have gone behind from the opening whistle of top division games more often.
  • Drawn five and lost 10 of the 15 matches in which the opposition has scored first.
  • Gone 25 League games since winning by more than a single goal.
  • Never won a Premier League game by more than a single goal.
  • Kept a mere two clean sheets (in goalless home draws with Norwich and Newcastle) this season.
  • Bottom of the Premiership's "Last Six Current Form" table with three points from the possible 18.
  • Norwich, Southampton and West Brom have still to win a Premiership game on the road.
  • Conceded more goals on their top flight travels than any other club (24).
  • Drawn the last two away, both 1-1, at the City of Manchester Stadium and the Reebok.
  • Yet to keep a League clean sheet away from home.
OPTA Stats from Premiership games
  Fulham WBA +/-
Games Played 22 22 0
 
Goal Attempts
Goals 28 17 +11
Ave Goals per game 1.27 0.77  
Shots (excl blocked shots) 225 166 +59
Ave Shots per game 10 8 +3
% Shots on Target 44% 41%  
% Goals to Shots 12% 9%  
Passing
Short Passes 4945 4531 +414
Long Passes 2264 2264 0
Total Passes 7,209 6795 +414
Ave Passes per game 328 309 +19
Overall Pass Completion % 68% 71%  
Crossing
Total Crosses 438 409 +29
Ave Crosses per game 20 19 +1
Cross Completion % 28% 24%  
Defending
Clean Sheets 4 2 +2
Goals Conceded 39 43 -4
Ave goals conceded per game 1.77 1.95  
Tackles 696 637 +59
Ave Tackles per game 32 29 +3
Tackles Won % 74% 72%  
Discipline
Fouls 320 327 -7
Yellow Cards 30 22 +8
Fouls per Yellow Card 10.7 14.9  
Red Cards 4 4 0
 
SkySport by Paul Townley
Top Opta Teams (after 22 games)
Aspect Top Team Fulham WBA
Goals Scored Arsenal 52 9th 28 20th 17
Shots onTarget Man Utd 133 10th 98 20th 68
Shots Attempted Man Utd 307 12th 225 20th 166
Passes Made Man Utd 10775 15th 7209 20th 6795
Crosses Man Utd 735 18th 438 19th 409
Goals Conceded West Brom 43 2nd 39 1st 43
Tackles Made Charlton 782 9th 696 19th 637
Tackles Won Charlton 560 7th 517 17th 460
Clean Sheets Chelsea 16 16th 4 19th 2
Fouls Conceded Blackburn 358 8th 320 5th 327
Yellow Cards Blackburn 39 6th 31 17th 23
Fouls per yellow Man Utd 18.7 16th 10.3 4th 14.2
Red Cards Blackburn 4 2nd 4 3rd 4
HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
  Fulham Draw WBA
League 18 12 19
Premier 1 1 1
HEAD TO HEAD at FULHAM
  Fulham Draw WBA
League 11 7 11
Premier 1 0 0
Fulham year on year Opta Stats comparison
(after 22 games)
Aspect 04/05 03/04
Goals Scored 9th 28 4th 34
Shots onTarget 10th 98 6th 115
Shots Attempted 12th 225 6th 239
Passes Made 15th 7209 8th 8155
Crosses Attempted 18th 438 20th 397
Goals Conceded 2nd 39 13th 32
Tackles Made 9th 696 1st 767
Tackles Won 7th 517 1st 571
Clean Sheets 16th 4 10th 7
Fouls Conceded 8th 320 10th 315
Yellow Cards 6th 31 10th 35
Fouls per yellow 16th 10.3 9th 9.0
Red Cards 2nd 4 - 2
LAST CORRESPONDING GAME 19th February 2003Fulham 0-0 WBA
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