Match Previews

Fulham team news: Ferguson, Lamptey and Veltman available

Team news ahead of Saturday's game at Craven Cottage.

By Charlie Hanson • 01 March 2024

By Paul Hazlewood
Evan Ferguson is available for the trip to Fulham.

Albion will look to make it three wins in five Premier League games with a victory at Fulham on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Roberto De Zerbi’s team currently sit seventh in the table and three points on Saturday would move them to within two points of sixth-place Manchester United. The Cottagers go into this one with two wins in their last three and could shrink the gap between themselves and us down to four points with a win at Craven Cottage.

Team news

At his pre-match press conference Roberto De Zerbi said, "[Tariq] Lamptey, [Joel] Veltman and [Evan] Ferguson are available to play and I’m very happy, maybe we can start them. Also, [Danny] Welbeck can play part of the game tomorrow.

How the table looks

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1
Manchester City
Man City MCI
32 22 7 3 76 32 +44 73
2
Arsenal
Arsenal ARS
32 22 5 5 75 26 +49 71
3
Liverpool
Liverpool LIV
32 21 8 3 72 31 +41 71
4
Aston Villa
Aston Villa AVL
33 19 6 8 68 49 +19 63
5
Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs TOT
32 18 6 8 65 49 +16 60
6
Newcastle United
Newcastle NEW
32 15 5 12 69 52 +17 50
7
Manchester United
Man Utd MUN
32 15 5 12 47 48 -1 50
8
West Ham United
West Ham WHU
33 13 9 11 52 58 -6 48
9
Chelsea
Chelsea CHE
31 13 8 10 61 52 +9 47
10
Brighton and Hove Albion
Albion Albion
32 11 11 10 52 50 +2 44
11
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves WOL
32 12 7 13 46 51 -5 43
12
Fulham
Fulham FUL
33 12 6 15 49 51 -2 42
13
Bournemouth
Bournemouth BOU
32 11 9 12 47 57 -10 42
14
Everton
Everton EVE
32 9 8 15 32 48 -16 35
15
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace CRY
32 8 9 15 37 54 -17 33
16
Brentford
Brentford BRE
33 8 8 17 47 58 -11 32
17
Nottingham Forest
Nott'm Forest NFO
33 7 9 17 42 58 -16 30
18
Luton Town
Luton LUT
33 6 7 20 46 70 -24 25
19
Burnley
Burnley BUR
33 4 8 21 33 68 -35 20
20
Sheffield United
Sheffield Utd SHU
32 3 7 22 30 84 -54 16

Our last meeting

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PL Highlights: Albion 1 Fulham 1

Evan Ferguson put Albion in front at the Amex with a well taken finish into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box. Lewis Dunk hit the crossbar with a superb free-kick but Fulham would equalise through Joao Palhinha, who found the top corner from 20 yards.

Player to watch

Joao Palhinha would have taken this spot, however he will miss Saturday's game through suspension after accumulating ten yellow cards.

Instead, Alex Iwobi’s run of form makes him a good pick. His late winner for Fulham against Manchester United last time out was his fourth Premier League goal of the season, his most in a single campaign. Only once has he scored in consecutive appearances in the competition, doing so in March/April 2016 with Arsenal.

Match stats

Fulham have never lost to Brighton in seven Premier League meetings (W3 D4); only against Norwich (8) have the Cottagers played more matches in the competition without ever losing, while it’s the most Albion have faced a side in the Premier League without ever winning.

Brighton have lost two of their three previous Premier League away games against Fulham (D1), this after winning three in a row against the Cottagers at Craven Cottage in the Championship from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Brighton are winless in all five of their Premier League away games against London sides so far this season, drawing two and losing three. They’ve not lost four games in the capital since their debut Premier League campaign of 2017-18 (W1 D0 L4).

Fulham are looking to win back-to-back Premier League games for the second time this season, previously doing so in December against West Ham and Nottingham Forest. However, they lost their last home league game against Aston Villa, last losing consecutively at Craven Cottage in March/April last season.

Only Arsenal (7) and Liverpool (6) have scored 4+ goals in more different Premier League games this season than Brighton (5), with the Seagulls winning 5-0 at Sheffield United in their last away game.

No side has conceded more penalty goals in the Premier League than Fulham this season (6). However, excluding penalties only Manchester City (2) have conceded fewer set piece goals than the Cottagers this term (4).

Brighton have made 96 changes to their starting lineups in the Premier League this season, at least 25 more than any other side. Only in 2019-20 (99) have they ever made more across a single campaign in the competition.

Only Sheffield United (11) have failed to score in more different Premier League games this season than Fulham (10). However, the Cottagers found the net in all four of their league games in February, having failed to do so in five of their previous six beforehand.

Pascal Gross has either scored or assisted a goal in each of his last four Premier League appearances (1 goal, 4 assists). Only Kaoru Mitoma in March/April last year has ever done so in five consecutive games for Brighton.

Match officials

Referee: Simon Hooper.

Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Simon Long.

Fourth official: Anthony Taylor.

VAR: Chris Kavanagh.

Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.