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Fulham face Burnley ~ Match Preview Prem MD03

last updated Friday 24th August 2018, 3:20 PM

Match Preview

Fulham vrs Burnley

Premier League Match Day 03 1819 at Craven Cottage

Sunday 26th August 2018    KO: 16:00

Referee: Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic will be hoping Burnley's Europa League exploits will help his side to a first Premier League win, but he is still expecting a tough encounter.

"We are going to try to find some kind of benefit from this game they are going to play tonight, but in the end we know what Burnley are about. They are never tired, they are running and fighting like a really crazy gang," he said.

"I have respect for them, respect for how they play football, and respect for all the successful steps they have made these few seasons."

Burnley Manager Sean Dyche
Burnley Manager
Sean Dyche
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Opposite number Sean Dyche is still dealing with the fallout from Burnley's 3-1 defeat at Olmpiakos and the sending off of Ben Gibson. He was not impressed with the ref or with the behaviour of the opposition.

Burnley are expected to rotate their squad once again following their midweek Europa League game when they travel to Fulham in the Premier League.

Sean Dyche made six changes for Thursday's 3-1 Europa League qualifying play-off first leg defeat at Olympiakos, with the likes of Joe Hart, James Tarkowski and Aaron Lennon dropping to the bench and Ben Mee being left out of the squad entirely.

But these players are expected to come back into the side as the Clarets look for their first Premier League win of the season after being beaten 3-1 by Watford last weekend.


  • Fulham and Burnley have not met since the Clarets won both matches on their way to promotion from the Championship in 2015-16.

  • Burnley lost 3-0 on their only previous Premier League visit to Craven Cottage in 2010.

  • The Clarets' last top-flight victory at Fulham was by 5-2 in December 1965.

  • Fulham have won just two of their last 10 meetings with Burnley, losing six and drawing two.

  • Fulham

  • Fulham have lost four of their last six league games (including play-offs), having gone undefeated in their previous 23 league matches(W18, D5).

  • The Cottagers have not begun a top-flight season with more than two successive defeats since losing their opening four matches in 1951, when they finished bottom.

  • Ryan Sessegnon became the youngest Fulham player to assist a Premier League goal, against Tottenham, aged 18 years and 92 days.

  • Sessegnon could become the club's youngest Premier League goalscorer. He would surpass John Collins, who scored twice against Leicester in 2004 aged 18 years and 175 days.

  • Burnley

  • The Clarets are winless in seven Premier League fixtures since a run of five straight victories in March and April (D3, L4).

  • Burnley have not lost in their last 10 Premier League games against newly-promoted opposition (W2, D8). However, they are winless in all nine away fixtures against promoted teams (D6, L3).

  • Burnley could keep clean sheets in their opening two away league matches for just the third time.

  • Jack Cork is set to make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match, having made his Premier League debut in Burnley's 3-0 defeat at Fulham in 2010.

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