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Fulham are 16th with 36 points
and their highest achievable position
after Match Day 34 is 15th while
the lowest could be 16th.
  • FULHAM take on a crest fallen Charlton side, who saw their dreams of FA Cup glory evaporate at the Riverside on Wednesday night, when beaten 4-2 in the quarter-final replay. Both these sides therefore contest this lower mid table London derby little more than pride and prize money to play for. The Cottagers were denied a possible first away win of the campaign by the inclement weather conditions at Sunderland last time out, but go into this match still holding the best home record outside the top six.
  • On Easter Monday, Chris Coleman will celebrate three years since originally taking caretaker charge of the Cottagers. His side are chasing a 40th victory in his 115th match. They've lost five and won one of the last seven. Coleman was appointed in permanent charge a month after originally stepping into Jean Tigana's shoes. Victory for the visitors would be Fulham's 50th Premiership defeat since Coleman signed the contract.
  • There is parity between these clubs as far as League engagements are concerned. They've met on 51 occasions, and each side has won 17 with 17 drawn. Last season's corresponding fixture was goalless, while they finished 1-1 at the Valley last October.
  • Failed to score in two of the last seven, netting one goal in each of the other five.
  • Conceded 54 League goals. Only bottom placed Sunderland have let in more at the highest level (57).
  • Completed 14 Premiership matches since a score draw (3-3, home to Villa on 28 December).
  • Drawn one of 15 League and Cup matches.
  • Not scored more than a single goal in any of the last seven Premiership outings, since a 6-1 eclipse of West Brom on 11 February.
  • Lost the lead 11 times in the Premiership - that's more occasions than any other club.
  • Lost four top flight games from a winning position.
  • Conceded five League goals in stoppage time.
  • Premiership matches involving Fulham have yielded 95 goals (41 for, 54 against), a 2.88 goals per game.
  • Gained 28 more points at home than away (32 at home, four away) - the widest such dichomany in the top table.
  • Fourth bottom in the Premiership's "Last Six Current Form" table with four points from the possible 18.
  • Won 45 of 92 all-time home Premiership matches.
  • Lost two of the last three home Premiership matches.
  • Won nine of the last 12 League games at Craven Cottage, drawing one and losing the other two.
  • Failed to score in only two home League encounters this term (against Birmingham and Arsenal).
  • If he plays, CLAUS JENSEN will be facing his former club.
  • If he lines-up for the opening whistle, Brian McBRIDE will be making his 50th League start for Fulham.
  • If he plays, NICLAS JENSEN will be making his 50th Premiership appearance.
  • If involved, Mark PEMBRIDGE will be making his 400th career domestic League appearance (Luton, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Everton and Fulham).
HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
Fulham Draw Charlton
League 17 17 17
Premier 3 4 2
HEAD TO HEAD at Fulham
Fulham Draw Charlton
League 11 8 6
Premier 2 2 0
Charlton are 12th with 44 points
and their highest achievable position
after Match Day 34 is 9th while
the lowest is 12th
  • CHARLTON ATHLETIC cross the capital with just one defeat in eight Premiership matches, which would indicate they have averted their traditional end-of-season collapse. The current tally of 44 points after 33 games is on a par with last season and contains five goalless draws in eight outings, including the last two at West Ham and home to Everton. But the Addicks have not managed a victory in 11 Premiership matches on the road, nor a goal in four.
  • This is the last London Premiership derby of the season for both clubs. Charlton have only managed one victory (home to West Ham), drawn three (including 1-1 at Chelsea) and lost five (totalling six points). Fulham have done better, winning two (home to Spurs and Chelsea), drawing one and losing six (seven points).
  • Athletic are yet to record a Premiership victory or score a Premiership goal on Fulham turf. Indeed they have not won on their opponents ground since a 0-3 success at second League level on 22 April 1986. It's nearly 56 years since the Addicks last managed a top flight victory at the Cottage, a 1-3 triumph on 23 August 1950.
  • Never gained more than seven points from the last five matches of a Premiership campaign.
  • Need 10 points from the last five games to record their highest ever tally in the Premier League. The current best is 53 when finishing a Premiership highest seventh in the season before last.
  • Lost one more than won in this season's Premiership campaign (won 12, lost 13).
  • Won one of the last six League and Cup games.
  • Won two of the last 10 in all competitions.
  • Failed to score in six of the last eight League games.
  • Gone 12 top tier encounters since a score draw (1-1 at Chelsea on 22 January).
  • Recorded more Premiership no score draws than any other club (six).
  • Picked up fewer cards in Premiership matches than any other club (42 - two red, 40 yellow).
  • Began the season with five straight victories away from home in the Premiership, but gained only four points from a possible 33 subsequently, by way of draws at Chelsea, Newcastle, Liverpool and West Ham.
  • Without an away League victory in 11.
  • Not scored in four top flight games on the road, or in 384 minutes (six hours 24 minutes) of Premiership football away from the Valley since Marcus Bent's goal against Manchester City on 12 February.
  • DARREN BENT has scored 16 Premiership goals and is third in the Barclays Golden Boot standings, six behind pacesetter Thierry HENRY of Arsenal.
  • The former Ipswich striker has become the first Charlton player since Andy Hunt in the 1999/2000 Nationwide Division One title winning side to score 20 goals in a season. Hunt totalled 25 goals in that compaign, 24 in the League.
  • MARCUS BENT is a hat trick short of 100 club career goals (Brentford, Crystal Palace, Port Vale, Sheffield United, Blackburn, Ipswich, Everton and Charlton).
  • Should MARCUS BENT get a run-out, he'll be making his 150th appearance in English top flight football.
  • Bryan HUGHES needs one to total 50 career League goals (Wrexham, Birmingham and Charlton).
  • If he plays, Hermann HREIDARSSON will be making his 100th Premiership appearance in a Charlton shirt.
  • If he participates from the outset, Jason EUELL will be making his 100th League start for the Addicks.
LAST SEASON'S CORRESPONDING GAME -
5 March 2005

Fulham 0-0 Charlton
Source BBC Sport
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