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  • April 3, 2011
  • • 8:30 AM
  • • Craven Cottage, London
  • Referee: S. Attwell
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Premier League preview: Fulham - Blackpool

Premier League preview: Fulham - Blackpool

Ian Holloway's side will be desperate to stop the rot when they visit west London, as Mark Hughes looks to put daylight between his team and the relegation zone.


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Fulham: Schwarzer; Kelly, Hangeland, Baird, Salcido; Murphy, Dempsey, Etuhu, Duff; Johnson, Dembele.

Blackpool: Kingson; Crainey, Baptiste, Evatt, Eardley; Puncheon, Adam, Vaughan; Reid, Taylor-Fletcher, Varney.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The game will be the 100th league meeting between Fulham and Blackpool.
  • The Seasiders have won just one of their last 10 league encounters.
  • Ian Holloway’s side haven’t fared so well with trips down to the capital this year, drawing one and losing two with an overall goal difference of minus 10.
  • The rather generous Blackpool defense have afforded their opponents 199 shots on target this season – a Premier League high.
  • Not to be outdone at the other end, they’ve netted 45 times themselves, making them the Premier League’s fourth highest scorers.
  • Blackpool are certainly giving their fans value for money, with the combined total of goals in their games this season now reaching 100.
  • Fulham, on the other hand, are slightly less schizophrenic, recording 14 Premier League draws this season – the highest in the division.
  • To further cement that reputation, they have a goal difference of zero - scoring 33 but letting the same amount in.
  • The Cottagers harbor an unbeaten home record at Craven Cottage in 2011, winning four and drawing one since the turn of the year.
  • If Fulham take the lead at half-time, they hold out – notching four wins and two draws from half-time leads so far this season.

LAST MEETING

August 28, 2010: Blackpool 2-2 Fulham

A late Dickson Etuhu equalizer at Bloomfield Road denied the Tangerines their first ever Premier League win.


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Aug 30, 2014Fulham 1 - Cardiff City 1ENG2
Aug 26, 2014Brentford 0 - Fulham 1CCUP
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Available Squads
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
6Chris BairdDefender
18Aaron HughesDefender
-Brede HangelandDefender
3C. SalcidoDefender
20Dickson EtuhuMidfielder
13Danny MurphyMidfielder
30Mousa DembeleStriker
16Damien DuffMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker
25B. ZamoraStriker
-David StockdaleGoalkeeper
2Stephen KellyDefender
4Steve SidwellMidfielder
29Simon DaviesMidfielder
44Gäel KakutaMidfielder
8Andy JohnsonStriker
7Eidur Smari Gudjohnsen Striker
22KingsonGoalkeeper
15Alex BaptisteDefender
20Craig CathcartDefender
6Ian EvattDefender
3Stephen CraineyDefender
14Elliot GrandinMidfielder
16Charlie AdamMidfielder
-David VaughanMidfielder
10Brett OrmerodStriker
44James BeattieStriker
12Gary Taylor-FletcherStriker
1Paul RachubkaGoalkeeper
5Neal EardleyDefender
-Keith SouthernMidfielder
5Andy ReidMidfielder
13Jason PuncheonMidfielder
15Luke VarneyStriker
-Sergey KornilenkoStriker
Players to Watch
Damien Duff
Damien Duff
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 16
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0 0 0 0
Charlie Adam
Charlie Adam
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 16
Games Goals YC RC
4 0 0 0
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