0 users online

Match Stats - Fulham v Arsenal 11.09.04

last updated Friday 10th September 2004, 3:10 PM
Big match facts from BBCSport

FULHAM
have made their worst ever start to a Premiership season, and now face the gargantuan task of ending the unblemished record of the table topping defending champions.
  • Chris Coleman's side are in danger of tumbling to a third successive defeat for the first time since 12 April 2003. They've shipped six goals in back-to-back defeats home to Middlesbrough, and away to Portsmouth.
  • The Cottagers were unable to end Arsenal's ambitions of going through the Premiership campaign unbeaten when losing 0-1 in their penultimate match last season and final home game at Loftus Road. A Jose Antonio Reyes goal just edged it for the Gunners.
  • Victory would take Fulham past the 150 all-time Premiership points mark (148 at present).
    If they play, Luis BOA MORTE, Andy COLE and Moritz VOLZ will be facing a former club.
  • If selected in the 11, Lee CLARK will be making his 150th start for Fulham.
ARSENAL travel across the capital for the second London derby of the Premiership season, looking to extend their all-time unbeaten League record to 45 matches, and 25 on the road. Like Chelsea, they hold a 100% record, but have never won the first five matches of a Premiership season.
  • Arsene Wenger has seen his side win 180 of the 300 Premiership matches under his watch. They've scored 16 goals in four Premiership outings - seven more than the next highest scorers, Middlesbrough.
  • The Gunners have not lost an away trip to their London rivals in nearly 39 years, since the 1-0 reverse on New Year's Day 1966 in the old League - Division One.
  • Aiming for a fourth consecutive away League victory.
  • Won 32 and drawn 12 Premiership games since losing 2-3 to Leeds on 4 May 2003.
  • Won 15 and drawn 10 top tier encounters away from Highbury, since losing 2-0 at Blackburn on 15 March 2003.
  • Bagged eight goals and conceded just two in winning both League matches on the road (both 1-4 at Everton and Norwich).
  • Netted a quarter of their 16 Premiership goals in the last 15 minutes of the four games.
  • Previous longest winning League sequence was at the beginning of the year when nine victories were registered between 10 January and 20 March.
OPTA Stats from Premiership games
  Fulham Arsenal +/-
Games Played 4 4 0
 
Goal Attempts
Goals 6 16 -10
Ave Goals per game 1.5 4.0  
Shots (excl blocked shots) 56 56 0
Ave Shots per game 14 14  
% Shots on Target 39% 61%  
% Goals to Shots 11% 61%  
Passing
Short Passes 926 1450 -524
Long Passes 496 477 19
Total Passes 1422 1927 -505
Ave Passes per game 356 482 -127
Overall Pass Completion % 72% 84%  
Crossing
Total Crosses 74 106 -32
Ave Crosses per game 19 27 -8
Cross Completion % 28% 29%  
Defending
Goals Conceded 7 5 2
Ave goals conceded per game 1.75 1.25  
Tackles 140 115 25
Ave Tackles per game 35 29 6
Tackles Won % 69% 77%  
Blocks, Clearances & Interceptions 170 149 21
Ave Blocks etc., per game 43 38 5
Discipline
Fouls 48 46 2
Yellow Cards 4 5 -1
Fouls per Yellow Card 12 9  
Red Cards 0 0  
 
HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
  Fulham Draw Arsenal
League 5 6

23

Premier 0 1 5
HEAD TO HEAD at Fulham
  Fulham Draw Arsenal
League 5 4 8
Premier 0 0 3
LAST SEASON'S CORRESPONDING GAME - 9 May 2004
Fulham 0-1 Arsenal
Source
Since 1998
"It's been updated!"