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Match Preview: Fulham

The info ahead of tomorrow's all West London affair

13 December 2019

We have a chance to move into the top six and make it four straight home Sky Bet Championship wins when Fulham make the trip to Griffin Park on Saturday. All the info you need ahead of tomorrow's sold out derby encounter can be found below.

MATCH FACTS

  • We have lost only one of our past eight league matches against Fulham (W4 D3 L1), a 2-0 defeat in November 2016.
  • Fulham have lost three of their past four league visits here (W1), losing most recently in December 2017 under Slavisa Jokanovic.
  • We have won three consecutive home league games by an aggregate scoreline of 10-1 - we last won four on the bounce at Griffin Park between January-March (a run of five)
  • Fulham will be aiming to avoid a run of three consecutive defeats, which last happened in the Championship back in January 2015.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 48.5% of Fulham's Championship goals this campaign (16/33) - the highest percentage of a team's goals scored by a player in the division.
  • Of players to have scored at least three Championship goals this season, Brentford's Josh Dasilva has the highest shot conversion rate (35%), netting six of his 17 total shots.

THE OPPOSITION

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Fulham make the five-mile journey down the A4 on Saturday looking to re-discover some consistency as they aim for an instant return to the Premier League. 

That campaign in the top flight was an unmitigated disaster and left The Whites with a bloated squad. That was trimmed with the departures of Ryan Sessegnon, Lazar Markovic, and Jean Seri, among others, over the summer as Fulham prepared for life back in the second tier under Scott Parker. 

Parker's tenure so far has been characterised by consistent inconsistency. Three straight wins, five without a win, back-to-back wins, one win in five, four straight wins, and two straight defeats, is how The Whites campaign has gone so far. 

As with their campaign two years ago, Fulham have been the team to watch for goals. The Whites 21 league outings have produced 56 goals with Aleksandar Mitrovic top of the Championship goals charts with 16 goals in 20 outings.

THE MANAGER

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Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan named Scott Parker Caretaker Manager in February 2019, and Parker impressed sufficiently in the role to be named permanent Head Coach prior to the final game of the Premier League season. After replacing Claudio Ranieri in what was initially an interim capacity, Parker oversaw an upturn in form which included three consecutive clean sheets and wins in April, which saw him nominated for Manager of the Month.

As a player, Parker began his career at Charlton Athletic, making 145 appearances before moving to Chelsea. After a two-year stay at Stamford Bridge, Parker took in spells with Newcastle United, West Ham United, and Tottenham Hotspur before spending the final four years of his career at Craven Cottage. That career also saw the midfielder pick up 18 caps for England. 

TEAM NEWS

It's as you were with Joel Valencia, Josh Clarke, Sergi Canos, and Nikos Karelis on the treatment table.

For Fulham, Denis Odoi begins a three-match ban after his sending-off in the midweek defeat at Preston.

Steven Sessegnon and Tom Cairney are back in training after illness, while Harry Arter, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Harrison Reed will all be assessed.

PRE-MATCH VIEWS

🆚 Will Oakley of Fulham Focus previews The Whites

⚖ Oliver Langford will be the man in charge on Saturday

MEMORABLE MEETING

TICKET INFO

Saturday's game is a total sell out. However, Season Ticket Holders who are unable to attend can list their seat on the ticket exchange for supporters to buy. 

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Match Reports

Brentford 1 Fulham 0

Your Brentford v Fulham match report, powered by Utilita

14 December 2019

A single goal from Bryan Mbeumo was enough to settle Brentford’s second West London derby of the season in their favour. The French attacker volleyed home in the first half to take his personal tally to eight for the season and grabbed his fourth goal in four games in the process. And that was all it took to give Brentford victory over Fulham, who started the day third in the Sky Bet Championship but ended it looking up at The Bees, and add it to a win over Queens Park Rangers earlier in the season.

And it was a victory that Brentford fully deserved. They dominated almost from start to finish, hit the woodwork three times and forced countless saves and blocks from an overworked Fulham rear-guard. If the visitors had taken anything from the game it would have been an injustice, but it was one that never really looked like happening.

Fulham started the game brightly. They attacked down the left from kick-off and looked to that side often in the opening exchanges. They had their players high up the pitch, looking to get numbers in to attacking areas and trying to stop Brentford playing out through midfield. They had the opening chance of the game when Neeskens Kebano cut in off that left flank and hit a powerful shot that beat David Raya but bounced away off the outside of the post.

The visitors had another chance soon after when Raya’s kick went straight to Ivan Cavaleiro 30 yards from goal, but Brentford regrouped quickly and when the shot eventually came in from Stefan Johansen it rolled wide. Fulham definitely had the better of the opening exchanges with Brentford lacking possession. The visitors did not create as much with the ball as they would have wanted but they would have been happier with the first 15 minutes.

But Brentford started to gain a foothold as the game developed and soon had a control they never relinquished. Kamohelo Mokotjo was wining his midfield battle and using the ball effectively to allow Saïd Benrahma and Mbeumo a chance to get at their full backs. Joe Bryan was booked early on for a hack at Mbeumo and by the 20-minute mark, it was Brentford that had the initiative.

They could have gone ahead when Ollie Watkins met a deep Mathias Jensen corner, but the header deflected wide. When Benrahma intercepted a loose pass soon after he opted to try an extra trick rather than picking out Mbeumo with a pass. The ball eventually fell to Jensen, but his shot was saved low by Marek Rodák. There were, however, signs that a goal was coming. And it arrived midway through the first half.

The goal came as Brentford turned defence in to attack in the blink of an eye. Jensen played a pass that isolated Watkins against Alfie Mawson and the Brentford striker won the battle to come away with the ball, leaving the Fulham defender in a heap. Watkins set up Benrahma and Mbeumo met the cross on the volley, placing it between the legs of Rodák to open the scoring. It was a clinically taken goal and full deserved on the flow of the game.

Fulham tried to respond, and Cyrus Christie headed a corner wide late in the half, but Brentford had command and could have given themselves breathing space before the interval. A header from Henrik Dalsgaard deflected wide and a sweeping move that included a delightful long one-two between Jensen and Watkins ended with Benrahma curling a shot over. But the best chance came on the half hour. Jensen won the ball in Fulham territory and Mbeumo got away from Mawson, he crossed for Watkins, but the striker could only turn the ball against the post on the stretch. Josh Dasilva arrived to pick up the pieces but placed the ball wide of the post with the goal at his mercy from 15 yards.

The second goal Brentford deserved could have come in first half stoppage time. Watkins saw a shot deflected wide after a good run down the left and that enabled Jensen to deliver the next in a line of increasingly impressive corner. This one was met by Pontus Jansson and his header bounced off the inside of the post and in to the arms of the grateful Rodák.

Brentford should have been more than a goal up at the break and started the second half on the front foot. But Fulham then regrouped and started making inroads. The visitors were able to find some space to play through midfield in spells early in the second period and were able to work shooting opportunities. One from Christie was pushed away by Raya and Tom Cairney curled one over. Josh Onomah also fired wide when well-placed, as did Cavaleiro.

Cavaleiro had been Fulham’s main danger in the first half and most of their attacking threat came through him. But Rico Henry coped so well that Fulham moved him inside just past the hour mark and introduced two new wingers as they attempted to get back in to the game. But the better chances were still falling to The Bees and Cavaleiro didn’t make it to the end of the game.

When Watkins fed Dasilva after a quick break, the midfield man got off a shot from 19 yards that fizzed just past the post. Benrahma shot wide from distance after turning well in midfield and Mbeumo saw a curling effort blocked after getting free again. Jensen set up Dasilva for a low shot that was well saved by Rodák and when Brentford recycled the ball there was another opening. This time Benrahma set up Jensen and his cross-cum-shot was saved.

Brentford came within a whisker of extending their lead when Benrahma and Watkins set up a shooting chance for Jensen. The effort stung the palms of Rodák and burst through his hands, the ball hit the post and bounced away when it seemed as if it would end up in the net. Dasilva then had a shot blocked before lining up an effort from slightly further out that Rodák had to scramble across his line to save.

When Benrahma intercepted a pass and set up Watkins, his shot looked set for the bottom corner before Rodák saved again. Jensen got to the loose ball when Benrahma may have been better placed and dragged a shot wide. Mbeumo then got away on the right and on to a Benrahma pass but his shot deflected wide. The resulting corner dropped to Christian Nørgaard, but his shot hit Jansson.

Fulham brought on a trio of attacking players as they chased the game and two almost combined to give them an undeserved leveller. Anthony Knockaert worked a fraction of space to deliver a cross but Bobby Decordova-Reid, arriving in the penalty area, could only flick a header wide of the post. Knockaert, giving Henry a different set of problems on the Brentford left, then delivered a low cross that almost sneaked past Raya, the goalkeeper going down well to save.

Henry was also proving his worth at the other end, a constant menace on the overlap. He got in to the penalty area in the final ten minutes but was unable to pick out Mokotjo with a cut back as Watkins and Mbeumo provided options that were perhaps better at the far post. There was also a late chance after a short corner was worked to Benrahma, but Ethan Pinnock was unable to head in at the far post.

Benrahma had a shot blocked in stoppage time and Fulham were able to break clear but Knockaert wasted the opening by firing high and wide. And that was the last chance gone. Brentford’s defence held firm and The Bees secured their second West London derby win of the season and a fourth home win in a row as they climbed towards the very top of the table.

Brentford: Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Dasilva (sub Nørgaard 76 mins), Mokotjo, Jensen; Mbeumo (sub Roerslev 86 mins), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs (not used): Daniels, Jeanvier, Sørensen, Thompson, Hammar

Bookings: Dalsgaard (64 mins) (third of season)

Fulham: Rodák; Christie, Ream, Mawson, Bryan; Johansen (sub Kamara 64 mins), Onomah, Cairney; Cavaleiro (sub Decordova-Reid 76 mins), Mitrović, Kebano (sub Knockaert 69 mins)

Subs (not used): Bettinelli, O’Riley, De La Torre, Sessegnon

Bookings: Bryan (12 mins)

Attendance: 12,305 (1,622 away fans)

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Ticket News

This afternoon's game Sold Out

No remaining spaces for West London derby with Fulham

14 December 2019

Tickets for our final ever home league game against Fulham this afternoon are SOLD OUT. Our Ticket Exchange is open and we are reselling any tickets returned by Season Ticket Holders. Season Ticket Holders who can’t make it today can return their tickets if they login to their account here.  Find out more information in our Ticket Exchange how-to guide here.

With the ticket exchange open, tickets may be available, buy any returned here. Please note: tickets are only available at Adult rates and adult membership discount will not be applied.

TICKET ACCESS POINTS

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Blocks

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Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors

Braemar Road Stand
(B300, B301, B305)

30

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NA

NA

Braemar Road Stand
(All other blocks)

35

NA

NA

NA

New Road Stand
(N500, N501, N507, N508)

30

NA

NA

NA

New Road Stand
(All other blocks)

35

NA

NA

NA

Ealing Road Terrace

30

NA

NA

NA 

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Matchday Info

Supporters with Junior, Young Person and Senior tickets are reminded to bring ID to the stadium in the event of being asked for proof of age when entering the ground. Ages are as follows:

  • Juniors – under 18 (as of the 1 August)
  • Young Persons - 18-24 (as of the 1 August)  
  • Seniors – over 65 (as of the 1 August) 

Where a Season Ticket Holder forgets their Brentford Card they will be required to pay a £5 admin fee. Replacement Brentford Cards can be arranged at the Ticket Office. Valid ID must be shown and admin cost of £10 applies.

Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP are required to purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or Junior), the carer will receive a complimentary ticket.

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

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