Wednesday 22 January 2020

Fulham's poor record in away London derbies

Snotty Parker's Fulham come to The Valley this evening. Many fans have not forgiven Parker for joining Chelsea halfway through a season when his continued presence might have made it even more successful.

Charlton are winless in 10 league games (D6 L4) against Fulham since beating them at The Valley in a Premier League tie in December 2004. Fulham have lost each of their last six away London derby matches, last winning such a game in April 2018 against Millwall in the Championship. (OK, I know this is clutching at straws).

Charlton have managed just one victory in their last seven league games at the Valley (D3 L3), failing to keep a single clean sheet. The Addicks last conceded in eight successive home league games back in April 2017.

After losing each of their 10 Premier League London derbies last season, Fulham have only lost one of their four such matches this season (W2 D1), though that defeat did come at Brentford last month.

Despite Tomer Hemed failing to score in his seven league appearances for Charlton this season, he has netted five times against Fulham in just three previous appearances - more English league goals than versus any other side.

Since his league debut for Fulham in February 2018, the currently injured Aleksandar Mitrovic has only missed three such games for Fulham; the Lilywhites have won two of those matches, however (L1), including beating Middlesbrough last time out.

Fulham have won five, drawn four and lost four away from home this season. Charlton have won five, drawn four and lost five at home: after tonight, it could well be five-five-five.

Fulham are currently third in the form table, Charlton are fifth from bottom.

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