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Match Stats - Fulham v West Ham 17.09.05

last updated Thursday 15th September 2005, 2:23 PM
Big match facts from BBCSport FULHAM against West Ham is one of two London Premiership derbies this weekend. The Cottagers are looking to improve on their point-a-game return so far, while the Hammers are hoping to notch back-to-back victories for the first time in this League since May 2003.
  • Victory would see Fulham leapfrog their opponents in the table, but defeat would equal their lowest points return from the first six matches of a Premiership campaign. They only bagged five of the first 18 available last season. Chris Coleman's side are yet to concede a goal at home. They've kept clean sheets in four of their last five League games at the Cottage, including the last three, but have won only one of their five games home and away this term, failing to take maximum points from two of them in which they had held the lead.
  • The Thames-side club have not beaten West Ham in a home top flight match for nearly 39 years. Their most recent maximum over the Hammers at Craven Cottage was 4-2 on 15 October 1966.
  • Scored one goal in each of the last four matches.
  • Took the lead away to Arsenal and Newcastle, but failed to win either game.
  • Defending an unbeaten home record (one win, one draw) so far this season.
  • Lost one of the last 13 home matches in all competitions.
  • The 1-3 reverse by Newcastle on 4 May was the only defeat on home soil in 11 Premiership matches in 2005.
  • American striker Brian McBride has scored in each of Fulham's last two games.
  • If he plays, Luis BOA MORTE will be making his 200th appearance in the English League (Arsenal, Southampton and Fulham).
  • If he plays, Mark PEMBRIDGE will be making his 50th appearance for the Cottagers.
West Ham have made a promising start on their return to the big time. An opening day victory over Blackburn, a goalless draw at Newcastle and a 4-0 home win over Aston Villa on Monday, when Marlon Harewood bagged a hat trick, have accounted for their seven points to date. The home fixture with Bolton is their only defeat so far.
  • The Hammers are looking to wrap up a third successive victory in London Premiership derbies, following home wins over Spurs and Chelsea in March and May 2003. This is the Hammers' first capital clash of the season, and Fulham's second. The Cottagers have won only one of their last eight top flight derbies, and are in danger of tumbling to three derby defeats on the bounce. They lost 3-1 at Chelsea in April and have already been beaten 4-1 at Arsenal this season (24 August).
  • The Hammers boast a 100% Premiership record on Fulham turf, having won both previous fixtures 0-1 on April Fools Day and 23 October 2002.
  • Lost two of their last 17 matches in all competitions.
  • Won half their Premiership matches this season (two of four).
  • Scored eight goals so far - that averages one every half of Premiership football played.
  • Gone 14 League games since losing by more than a single goal (3-1 at Reading on 12 March).
  • Last recorded back-to-back victories in the Premier League when three victories on the trot were achieved against Middlesbrough (h), Manchester City (a) and Chelsea (h) on 21 and 27 April and 3 May respectively.
  • Won five of their last seven regular League matches away from home (Championship and Premiership).
  • Bobby ZAMARA is a hat trick short of 100 career League goals.
  • If he plays, Matt ETHERINGTON will be making his 50th appearance in top flight football.
HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
Fulham Draw Hammers
League 24 14 28
Premier 1 1 2
HEAD TO HEAD at FULHAM
Fulham Draw Hammers
League 16 7 10
Premier 0 0 2
OPTA Stats from Premiership games
Fulham West Ham +/-
Games Played 5 4 +1
Goal Attempts
Goals 4 8 -4
Ave Goals per game 0.8 2.0
Shots (excl blocked shots) 52 45 +7
Ave Shots per game 10 9

% Shots on Target 35% 40%
% Goals to Shots

8%

18%

Passing
Short Passes 962 982 -20
Long Passes 471 469 +2
Total Passes 1433 1451 -18
Ave Passes per game 287 290 -3
Crossing
Total Crosses 98 85 +13
Ave Crosses per game 20

17

+3
Cross Completion % 31% 26%  
Defending
Goals Conceded 7 3 +4
Ave goals conceded per game 1.4 0.75
Clean Sheets 2 2
Tackles 137 135 +2
Ave Tackles per game 27 27
Tackles Won % 78% 69%
Block, Clearances & Interceptions 265 216 +49
Discipline
Fouls 81 53 +28
Yellow Cards 7 2 +5
Fouls per Yellow Card 11.6 26.5
Red Cards 0 1 -1
LAST CORRESPONDING GAME - 23 October 2002
Fulham 0-1 West Ham
Top Opta Teams (after 05 games)
Aspect Top Team Fulham West Ham
Shots Attempted Bolton 58 5th 52 9th 45
Shots onTarget Man City 32 10th 18 8th 18
Goals Scored Chelsea 10 12th 4 2nd 8
Passes Made Chelsea 2442 16th 1433 13th 1451
Crosses Birmingham 153 11th 98 15th 85
Goals Conceded West Brom 10 5th 7 14th 3
Clean Sheets Chelsea 5 8th 2 10th 2
Tackles Made Man City 191 13th 137 14th 135
Tackles Won Blackburn 141 11th 107 15th 93
Fouls Conceded Newcastle 92 7th 81 19th 53
Yellow Cards Arsenal 12 13th 7 20th 2
Fouls per yellow West Ham 27 6th 12 1st 27
Red Cards Blackburn 2 14th 0 9th 1
Fulham year on year Opta Stats comparison
(after 05 games)
Aspect 05/06 04/05
Shots Attempted 5th 52 5th 64
Shots onTarget 10th 18 5th 27
Goals Scored 12th 4 10th 6
Passes Made 16th 1433 13th 1614
Crosses Attempted 11th 98 16th 104
Goals Conceded 5th 7 3rd 10
Clean Sheets 8th 2 14th 1
Tackles Made 13th 137 1st 176
Tackles Won 11th 107 2nd 123
Fouls Conceded 7th 81 14th 66
Yellow Cards 13th 7 10th 6
Fouls per yellow 6th 12 13th 11
Red Cards 14th 0 11th 0
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