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Fulham away at Derby: Match Info

last updated Friday 28th March 2008, 2:52 PM
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20th
in Premiership
with 10 points

Played 31 games


Highest achievable after
Weekend matches: 20th
Lowest could fall: 20th
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFULHAM



19th
in Premiership
with 23 points

Played 31 games


Highest achievable after
Weekend matches: 18th
Lowest could fall: 19th
  • Defeat for Derby, coupled with a home victory for Birmingham over Manchester City will see this Rams' campaign becoming the 21st one-season stay in this league.

  • County have lost their last three, and are without victory in 25. Failure to win here will see Paul Jewell's side equalling Sunderland's unwanted Premier League record of 26 matches without victory.

  • Derby have seven games to earn the six points needed to avoid officially becoming the worst side in Premier League history. Sunderland currently have that dubious honour, with 15 points in 2005-06. The Rams are on the same mark as the Wearsiders' were at this identical stage.

  • The Pride Park club also need to score eight more goals to avoid becoming the lowest scorers in the Premier League era (Sunderland totalled just 21 in 2002-03).

  • Derby could also end the campaign with the lowest goals per match average ever in English league football. Loughborough College mustered just 18 goals in 34 games at second league level in the 1899-1900 season. That is 0.53 goals per game - Derby's current average is 0.45.

  • Gone 28 without a win in all competitions, although the FA Cup third round replay against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on 22 January was won on penalties.

  • Drawn six and lost 19 of 25 games (six points out of 75) since their solitary victory; 1-0 over Newcastle at Pride Park on 17 September.

  • One victory, 23 losses, 83 points dropped, 14 goals scored at one every 199 minutes (three hours 19 minutes) on average and 65 conceded at one every 43 minutes on average; the worst returns in all five categories.

  • Managed just three clean sheets, failed to score in 19, netted first in seven and allowed the opposition to open the scoring in 22; also the worst records on all four counts.

  • Used more players than any other club (34). Fulham are second in the list with 33 players fielded.

  • Drawn four and lost 13 of 17 under Paul Jewell.

  • The current tally of 10 points after 31 games is 19 points fewer than the previous lowest to this corresponding stage in their relegation season of 1999-2000.

  • Striving for a first home win in 13 (three points out of 36). Gained only seven points at Pride Park all season.

  • Beaten 10 times at home, three more than the next heaviest home losers, Reading and Fulham.

  • Derby's last home win over the Cottages in a top-flight fixture was 5-0 on 10 November 1951.

  • The run-in is:-
  • Everton (a) Aston Villa (h) West Ham (a) Arsenal (h) Blackburn (a) Reading (h)
  • Kenny MILLER is Derby's top scorer with five goals.
  • MILLER and Matt OAKLEY are the clubs' joint top marksmen in the Premier League, with three each.
  • There are only nine players on Derby's Premier League goalscorers chart, and all but one are British.
  • If selected:-
  • Eddie LEWIS will be facing a former club. The 33 year old United States international made 22 appearances (16 in the league) and scored one goal for Fulham between March 2000 and September 2002.
  • Dean LEACOCK will be facing the club where he started his professional career. The 23 year old defender was a trainee with Fulham, making 13 appearances for them (nine in the league) before signing for Derby in August 2006.
  • If on the field from the outset:-
  • Robbie SAVAGE will be making his 400th career league start (Crewe, Leicester, Birmingham, Blackburn and Derby).
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  • One win in six.
  • Failed to score in four of the last six, and kept one clean sheet in seven.
  • Won only two of 11 under Roy Hodgson.
  • 10 points down on their previous lowest to this stage. The clubs' lowest ever total of points accumulated in this league was 39 last season, when they also finished a lowest 16th.
  • Only ahead of rock bottom Derby in the table and in three categories; won four (Derby one), dropped 70 points (Derby 83), and used 33 players (only the Rams have used more, 34).
  • Lost the lead in 11 matches, and flittered away an unequalled 25 points from winning positions. They were in front against Arsenal (a), Middlesbrough (h), Aston Villa (a), Chelsea (h) and West Ham (a), and went on to lose all five games.
  • A win would take them past the 300 points mark in this league (on 298 at present), and need to score six more goals to total 300 all-time in this league.
  • One of two clubs still without an away win this season. Picked up 14 points from a possible 96 since the 1-2 defeat of Newcastle at St James' Park on 9 September 2006. They have won two of the last 53 league games away from Craven Cottage.
  • Fulham won the only previous Premier League meeting at Pride Park on 2 January 2002, when Horacio Carbonari put through his own goal in the only score of the game.
  • The run-in is:-
  • Sunderland (h) Reading (a) Liverpool (h) Manchester City (a) Birmingham (h) Portsmouth (a)
  • Clint DEMPSEY is Fulham's top scorer with six Premier League goals.
  • Chris BAIRD, Paul KONCHESKY, Elliot OMOZUSI, Moritz VOLZ, Hameur BOUAZZA and Leon ANDREASEN have all been sent off. No club has had more than six players dismissed in Premier League competition this season.
  • If selected:-
  • Simon DAVIES will be making his 50th appearance in Fulham colours.
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HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
DERBY Draw FULHAM
League 17 15 13
Premier 0 2 1
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HEAD TO HEAD at St James' Park
DERBY Draw FULHAM
League 13 6 3
Premier 0 1 1
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MATCH REFEREE
Mike Dean (Wirral)
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LAST CORRESPONDING FIXTURE
Pride Park on 02-Jan-2002
Derby (0) 0-1 (0) Fulham
Match Report
Carbonari og 72
Poom, Riggott, Carbonari (Boertien, 87 ), Higginbotham, Grenet, Ducrocq (Bolder, 64 ), Zavagno, Powell, Carbone (Burton, 84 ), Ravanelli, Christie
Subs not used: Grant, Elliott,
Van der Sar, Brevett, Melville, Goma, Knight, Malbranque, Collins, Davis, Finnan, Marlet, Hayles (Saha, 65)
Subs not used Maik Taylor, Ouaddou, Stolcers, Harley,
Yellow card:
Carbonari

Yellow card:
Davis,
Hayles
Red Card: Red card:
Attendance:
28165
Referee:
B Knight (Kent)
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