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Fulham v West Ham: Match Info

last updated Thursday 21st February 2008, 4:01 PM
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFULHAM

in Premiership
with 19 points

Played 26 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend matches: 17th
Lowest could fall: 19th
West Ham logo West Ham logoWEST HAM

in Premiership
with 37 points

Played 25 games

Highest achievable after
weekend matches: 9th
Lowest could fall: 10th
  • Fulham need to beat a London club in the Premier League for the first time this season, and hope Birmingham lose to Arsenal, if they're to claw their way out of the relegation zone when the final whistle is blown. Even then they will also need a six-goal swing.

  • Roy Hodgson has 12 games remaining to save Fulham's top-flight status. Their current tally of 19 points from 26 matches is 10 points fewer than their previous lowest to this same stage of a Premier League season.

  • Gained one in 14 outings, two in 24, and only three in 26 all season.

  • The 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the last game at Craven Cottage is their only victory in eight matches under Roy Hodgson (all competitions). It is also their only maximum this season against a club currently in the top-half of the Premier League.

  • Drawn 10; only Liverpool have finished level more often (11).

  • Dropped 59 points, kept only three clean sheets and failed to score in 10 games in this league season; only Derby have an inferior record on all three counts (69 points dropped, two clean sheets, and failed to score in 15).

  • Managed one clean sheet in 16 outings; the goalless draw with Bolton at the Reebok on 29 January.

  • 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.

  • Conceded a higher percentage of goals in the second half than any other side (33 of 44, 75%).

  • The next victory will be their 75th all-time in this league.

  • Lost the last four London derbies, and not won any of the last 14; drawn eight and lost six since Chris Coleman's side beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Cottage on 29 November 2006.

  • Five fixtures are scheduled for March, the first three against north-west opposition; home to Manchester United, away to Blackburn, and home to Everton. Then it's a long trip to Newcastle and not so long journey to Derby.

  • Clint DEMPSEY is Fulham's top scorer with six Premier League goals.

  • If selected:-

  • Chris BAIRD will be playing two days before turning 26.

  • Paul KONCHESKY will be facing a former club. The 26 year old defender made 70 appearances (59 in the league) and scored two goals (one league) in two years for West Ham from July 2005.

  • Ian PEARCE will be facing former club mates. The 33 year old defender made 163 appearances (142 in the league) and scored 10 goals (nine league) for the Hammers between September 1997 and his move to Craven Cottage in January 2004.
League 24 16 31
Premier 1 3 5
League 16 8 11
Premier 0 1 3
Howard Webb (Yorkshire)
  • West Ham have won two more away Premier League games (five) than Fulham have managed in total home and away. The Eastenders have been static in 10th place in 2008, with the best defensive record outside the 'Big Four'.
  • The Hammers hold an unbeaten Premier League record at Craven Cottage; they have picked up 10 points out of 12 on their trips to Fulham since 2002.
  • Gained one win in five in all competitions; 1-0, home to Liverpool on 30 January.
  • Lost one of the last five; 1-0, against Wigan in their most recent away match on 2 February.
  • Won 18 and lost 18 of 46 under Alan Curbishley.
  • Their 25 games have produced fewer goals than any other club; 53 (30 for, 23 against).
  • Boasting the third strongest second half defence with nine goals conceded; Manchester United and Chelsea have leaked eight each.
  • Looking for a first away win since Christmas.
  • Drawn one and lost two on the road in 2008, as well as an FA Cup replay at Manchester City since their 1-2 victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside on 22 December.
  • Four tough fixtures follow this; home to Chelsea, away to Liverpool and Tottenham, and home to Blackburn. March ends with a long trip to Sunderland, after a visit to Everton.
  • Dean ASHTON is West Ham's top scorer with six goals.
  • ASHTON is also the Hammers' top Premier League marksmen with five.
  • The club's Premier League goalscorers list is predominately comprised of English players (eight of 12).
  • Matthew UPSON and Robert GREEN are the only remaining players to have been on the field for every minute of every one of West Ham's Premier League matches this season. The Hammers are the only club to have as many as two genuine ever-presents remaining in this Premier League campaign.
  • Lee BOWYER is a double shy of 50 career Premier League goals (Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham).
  • Nol SOLANO needs a hat-trick to total 50 Premier League goals (Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham).
  • Fredrik LJUNGBERG is also three shy of 50 Premier League goals (Arsenal and West Ham).
  • If selected:-
  • James COLLINS will be making his 100th career league appearance (Cardiff and West Ham).
  • Luis BOA MORTE will be facing a former club. The 30 year old Portugal international made 250 appearances (205 in the league) and scored 54 goals (44 league) for Fulham between June 2000 and his £5m move to Upton Park in January 2007.
Craven Cottage on 12-Jan-2006
Fulham (0) 0-0 (0) West Ham
Match Report
Niemi, Rosenior, Bocanegra, Christanval, Queudrue, Radzinski, Brown, Volz, Routledge, Helguson, McBride
Subs not used: Lastuvka, Runstrom, Zakuani, Niclas Jensen, Omozusi
Green, Spector, Ferdinand, Dailly, Konchesky (sent off 85),Bowyer (Benayoun, 59 ), Reo-Coker, Mullins, Etherington, Harewood (McCartney, 86 ), Zamora (Sheringham, 70)
Subs not used Carroll, Tevez,
Yellow card:
Yellow card:
Reo-Coker, Spector
Red card: Red card:
C J Foy

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