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Fulham visit Leicester ~ Match Preview Prem MD 30

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Leicester City v Fulham

Premier League Match Day 30 at King Power Stadium

Saturday 9th March 2018    KO: 15:00

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Fulham Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Coach
Scott Parker
Scott Parker
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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers
Leicester City manager
Brendan Rodgers
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Scott Parker's Fulham visit Leicester City in the Premier League and Caretaker boss Parker maintains it is "not mission impossible" to keep Fulham in the Premier League.

With nine matches remaining, they are ten points adrift of safety and with a vastly inferior goal difference to the team they are chasing in 17th place, Southampton.

"It is not mission impossible, because there are games to play and points to be had," Parker said.

"I would be sitting here lying if I said it was an easy task ahead of us.

That is obviously not the case but while there is realism we'll give it all we have got."

"When you're in this position we are in, every game is going to be a must-win game from now until the end of the season.

We have to understand that.

"Obviously it is a very tough game ahead of us but every game is in this league.

We're looking forward to it but understand the challenge we face and the predicament we're in.

" Brendan Rodgers will take charge of his first Leicester home game on Saturday when Scott Parker's Fulham visit .

Rodgers suffered a last-minute defeat in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Watford in his first game, but was quick to point out the positives from the performance.

He now has another week of training with the team under his belt and is not underestimating the task that Fulham will pose.

He said: "All games are very difficult to forecast.

People will look at chunks of five games and think 'right, you can get points here' but you never know what the other team is going to bring to the game.

"Scott has come in and Fulham had a good performance last week, so he will want to continue with that this weekend. "

Head to head

  • Leicester have won none of their five Premier League games against Fulham (D3 L2), scoring just one goal in those matches.

  • Four of the past five encounters have been in cup competitions, with the teams also drawing 1-1 in the Premier League in December.

  • Fulham have only faced Norwich (8) more often without defeat in the Premier League than they have Leicester (5).


  • Fulham have lost eight of their past nine league matches and are in danger of losing six in a row for the second time this season.

  • They could concede twice for the 10th match in a row, which would equal the Premier League record held by Wimbledon and West Brom.

  • Their tally of 65 Premier League goals conceded this campaign is at least eight more than any other team.

  • Fulham have lost their last five away games in the Premier League, and have picked up just two points from a possible 30 on the road this season, the worst record in the top four English tiers.

  • They have failed to score in more than half of their league games this season: 15 of 29.

Leicester City

  • Leicester have lost four of their last five Premier League matches, winning the other.

  • Their form over the past 10 games would put them in the bottom three in the Premier League (W2, D1, L7).

  • The Foxes have have lost three Premier League matches to goals in the 90th minute or later this season, more than any other side.

  • They've also conceded five goals inside the opening five minutes of league matches this season, the joint-highest total in the division.

  • Brendan Rodgers has won all six of his Premier League meetings with Fulham.

  • Leicester's last three permanent managers - Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare and Claude Puel - all won their opening Premier League home fixture as manager.

  • Jamie Vardy has 99 goals in all competitions for Leicester. He could become the seventh player to score 100 for the club, and the first since Gary Lineker.

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