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[Albion] Fulham vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***



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Fulham v Albion

PREMIER LEAGUE

Venue:
Craven Cottage
Date: Saturday 2nd March 2024
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Simon Long
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Additional VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis

TEAM NEWS

Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha is unavailable due to serving the second game of a two-match suspension.


Willian, who missed the win over Manchester United last weekend with a hamstring problem, will be assessed.

Brighton midfielder Billy Gilmour is banned after his red card against Everton last week.

Kaoru Mitoma is set to miss the rest of the season but Evan Ferguson, Joel Veltman and Tariq Lamptey could return after missing out in midweek.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Fulham are unbeaten in all seven Premier League matches against Brighton (W3, D4).
  • Brighton have lost two of their last three top-flight away games against Fulham.
Fulham
  • Fulham could win back-to-back league matches for just the second time this season.
  • They have won just one of their last five home games in all competitions (D2, L2).
  • The Cottagers have failed to score in 10 Premier League games this season although they did find the net in all four of their top-flight matches in February.
  • Marco Silva is unbeaten in all three Premier League home matches as a manager versus Brighton, winning with Everton and Fulham, and drawing one while in charge of Watford.
  • Fulham's last three Premier League goals at Craven Cottage have been scored by Rodrigo Munez. The Brazilian could become the first player since Louis Saha in 2003 to score four in a row.
Albion
  • After winning five of their opening six Premier League matches this season, Brighton have won only five of the last 20 (D9, L6).
  • The Seagulls have scored four or more goals in five Premier League games this season - only Arsenal and Liverpool have done so in more matches.
  • Brighton are winless in all five of their Premier League away fixtures against London sides so far this season (D2, L3).
  • They are aiming to keep consecutive Premier League away clean sheets for the first time since February 2021 under Graham Potter.
  • Pascal Gross has either scored or assisted a goal in each of his last four Premier League appearances, with a goal and four assists.
  • Brighton have made 96 changes to their starting line-ups in the Premier League this season, at least 25 more than any other side.

Roberto De Zerbi's Fulham Press Conference



 
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wunt be druv

Oh bugger..!
Jun 17, 2011
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In my own strange world
Not feeling it at all for this, another game where we huff and puff all to no avail, we never do that well against them, hope for the best but expecting the worst.
 




Guinness Boy

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Jul 23, 2003
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Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
Oh! Great. Fulham day. That’s usually a sure fire recipe for a stress headache.
I was just going to post how much I was looking forward to it! Nice easy journey without the aggro of Palace or tension of Chelsea. All day drinking with mates in good pubs. Decent food, nice walk through the park, home relatively early.

Of course, we’ll lose and it will be frustrating but I’m already resigned to that. Anything we get from the game will be a bonus.

Stress headache for me is relying on easyJet and Jet2, navigating an Italian transport strike, sitting in a bus convoy for over an hour and trying to avoid getting stabbed in the Derek.
 
















Perfidious Albion

Well-known member
Oct 25, 2011
6,013
At the end of my tether
So much negativity! C’mon, we are Brighton…. I am sure that if we “ turn up” today , we can beat this lot..
We will know after 5 mins. We must not let them get the upper hand early on. We must establish midfield superiority and dominate the game . I believe we still have the players to do that.
Having Fergie, Lamptey and Veltman back is an asset . I mean, no guarantees or definite prediction but let’s be positive :albion2:
 






Official Old Man

Uckfield Seagull
Aug 27, 2011
8,529
Brighton
Just as I get over one game and getting to bed at 3:30 am, another game turns up. Looking forward to the 15th March and two weeks off.
Edit 15th is UEL draw day. Another day of flight searching.
 




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