Fulham must start to score more goals if they are to stay up. Beginning with the visit of Leeds United.
Scott Parker’s side has the lowest return in the Premier League.
The statistics show that they have created 114 chances in the home fixture.
And the number is higher than that of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Leicester City, Everton, and West Ham United.
However, they have not received big opportunities with just 13 chances yet.
In the race of Premier League, Fulham is found struggling for survival. They have just scored 26 points till now and stays in the bottom three.
Nevertheless with continuous efforts and courage to stay might also bring them up.
On the other hand, Leeds United, who will fight with Fulham, stays ahead of Fulham by 10 points.
The game going to hold on March 20th, 2021, is going to be very interesting now.
Fulham has lost only one of the last eight home league games against Leeds. The team now has 4 wins and 3 draws, going down 0-3 in the Championship League in March 2015.
The Cottagers are not beaten in all three home games against them in the Premier League with 2 wins and 1 draw.
Following their 4-3 victory at Elland Road earlier in this season. Leeds is waiting to complete their first League with a double over Fulham since the 1984-85 campaign.
However, Leeds has no wins in their last 16 away games against London sides. Since a 3-1 win at QPR in December 2017 with 2 draws and 14 losses in all the competition.
The whites have lost all five games in the capital this season. Just conceding 16 goals along the way.
This will be the fourth Premier League on Friday of the Leeds in this season with 1 win and 2 losses earlier. Higher compared to the other side so far. Arsenal was the only team in 2003-04, and Norwich has played four Friday games lastly in a single Premier League.
Only Sheffield United has lost more than Fulham in this Premier League this season. Therefore Fulham is the lowest scorers in home games which is 8.
Among which, five of the eight goals came in their first five games this season. Where the Cottagers who have achieved the netting just three in their last 10 games at Craven Cottage.
Fulham Players to miss Leeds clash
Fulham is likely to miss the trio set of Tom Cairney, Kevin McDonald, and Marek Rodak on the clash with Leeds.
In the match week 29, the first battle is holding between Fulham and Leeds. However, Fulham is to miss its team member here.
Tom Carney, the captain of team Fulham, will be missed in the game due to a knee injury as they prepare for Leeds’ visit. And Cottagers boss Scott Parker told Cairney’s progress can improve day by day.
Similarly, Fulham is to be without Bobby Decordova-Reid, the top goalscorer for the Premier League game against Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Also, Kevin McDonald will be absent from the game.
On the contrary, Leed’s striker Patrick Bamford has been expected to be back to the game. Bamford is suffering from a hip problem, but coach Bielsa is confident about his availability.
Besides, defender Liam Cooper will miss out again due to illness. At the same time, Rodrigo is doubtful due to muscle injury.
The victory in the match with Leeds would take them out of the relegation area. It would be their first time since December 20th, 2020.
Looking back to the previous games, Leeds has defeated all three of their league games against the bottom three in this season.
Leed’s striker Patrick Bamford has scored 12 goals in 15 games played on Friday. Bamford has also got a hat-trick in this season against Aston Villa.
Moreover, Illan Meslier, the Leeds keeper, has kept nine clean sheets this season. If he gets able to keep another one, he will become the youngest keeper reaching 10 shoutouts in a season.
Parker expressed huge compliments to Bamford.
Scott Parker, the boss of Fulham, has expressed a huge compliment to Bamford. Parker praises Patrick Bamford for his work-rate that he faced last year.
The ex-Chelsea man, expected to be back for the clash at Craven Cottage, has been praised by the Cottagers manager.
Parker pinpointed Bambords Phenomenal work-rate. They faced him last year, and the tireless work rate impressed him.
According to Park, The goal records of Bamford are amazing. It is going to be a big challenge for defenders to keep him quiet.
Looking back at the history
Following the trend since 2001, the battle between Leeds and Fulham seems interesting. Fulham has won Leeds thrice in the Premier league with a single draw and three losses.
Now it will be fascinating to see who is going to add one win on their side.
Fulham beat Leeds during 2002 twice and in 2004 once in a Premier League.
While Leeds defeated Fulham in 2003 twice and in the 2020 Premier League season. Besides, there was a draw during 2001.
The history shows both the teams are equally playing against each other.
However, this season, Fulham has been fighting for survival, and it is the most awaited game for Fulham Fans to see them on the safe side.