Games for the Week-end 22/04

We welcome Leeds to the Cottage for an early 12:30 Saturday kick-off

Fulham v Leeds

Well that was more like it! I really didn’t think that we’d get anything from Goodison Park, having only won 1 league game there previously however, we’ve now won two on the bounce.
Who’d have thought Dan James as a striker would work so well? Plan B, or was it Plan C?, certainly worked a treat and it was certainly Harry’s best performance of the season.

I’d give Pereira a “rest” for the Leeds game, he came to us mid way? through the Brazilian season and has played consistently, World Cup aside, for nearly a year.

Ludlow Richard, FoF’s stats man, mentioned over on the forum that the win against Everton was our most ever away wins in a Premier League season (6) beating the 5 wins in 2003/04.
With 4 away games to go we have a chance of beating the 2003/04 total of 21 away points, we currently have 20, Villa, Liverpool, Southampton and Man Utd await.
The Everton games was our 300th Premier League away game, of those 300 games we’ve won 1-3 just five times. Twice in the 2008/09 season against Bolton and Manchester City; once in the 2004/05 season against Blackburn; once (memorably) against Manchester United in 2003/04; and of course today against Everton. So we tend to win 3-1 away against north western teams.
We have now won two league games in a row at Goodison Park, having not won in the previous 28 league games.
We drew our 100th PL away game (against Villa) and our 200th PL away game (against Norwich).

Leeds have conceded 16 goals in their four Premier League games in April, eight more than any other side and one more than they let in during January, February and March combined (15 in 11 games).
Their last two games, both at home, against Liverpool and Palace they’ve conceded 11 goals, worrying for a team sitting in 16, 2 points above the drop zone.

Current Form:
Fulham – LLLLW
Leeds – WLWLL

With Mitro still on his ban, James being unavailable to play against his parent club I’d give Pereira a “rest” my team would be…

team to play Leeds at the Cottage


Games of Interest…

Friday 21st
Arsenal v Southampton

Saturday 22nd
Fulham v Leeds
Brentford v Villa
Palace v Everton
Liverpool v Forest

Sunday 23rd
Bournemouth v West Ham
Newcastle v Spurs

come on over to the forum and join in the conversation…