Fulham welcome Arsenal to Craven Cottage this New Year’s Eve for yet another London derby. Arsenal will be looking for a win to stay in control of the title chase, whereas Fulham will be hoping for a three point haul to build the gap between them and the relegation zone.
Fulham currently sit 13th in the Premier League after 19 games. Fulham have six wins, three draws and ten losses, leaving them on 21 points, just six points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Fulham have two wins and three losses.
Raul Jimenez, Willian, Tosin Adarabioyo, Harry Wilson and Carlos Vinicius all scored in a record 5 - 0 win for Fulham over West Ham. However, the next time out against Newcastle was less successful for Fulham. Jimenez was sent off early in the first half in a straight red which opened the floodgates for Newcastle as Lewis Miley, Miguel Almiron and Dan Burn all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Newcastle.
In the Quarter-final of the League Cup, Fulham took on Everton. A Michael Keane own goal gave Fulham the lead at halftime, but an equaliser from Beto sent the tie to penalties. However, Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana both missed their penalties to give Fulham the 7 - 6 win. Back in the Premier League, it was a loss for Fulham against Burnley. Wilson Odobert and Sander Berge both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Burnley.
The last time out for Fulham was against Bournemouth on Boxing Day. Justin Kluivert, Dominic Solanke and Luis Sinisterra all scored to give Bournemouth the 3 - 0 win, despite Fulham having more of the possession.
Arsenal, on the other hand, currently sit second in the Premier League. In 19 games, The Gunners have 12 wins, four draws and three losses, leaving them on 40 points and two points behind top of the league Liverpool.
In their last five games in all competitions, Arsenal have one win, two draws and two losses.
John McGinn grabbed the only goal of the game for Aston Villa in the seventh minute to give Villa an important 1 - 0 win over Arsenal. In the last week of the Champions League Group stage, Arsenal took on PSV. Eddie Nketiah opened the scoring just before halftime, but Yorbe Vertessen equalised just five minutes into the second half. However, neither team could find the back of the net again and had to settle for a 1 - 1 draw.
Back in the Premier League, Arsenal were back to winning ways. Gabriel Jesus and Kai Havertz both scored in the 2 - 0 win over Brighton, who they restricted to just one shot on target. In a top of the table clash, Arsenal travelled to Anfield to take on Liverpool. Gabriel Magalhaes opened the scoring in the fourth minute but Mo Salah equalised before halftime. Neither team could score in the second half and the game finished 1 - 1.
The most recent outing for Arsenal was against West Ham on Thursday. Tomas Soucek opened the scoring with a controversial goal, with VAR determining that the ball was in fact in play, and Konstantinos Mavropanos doubled West Ham’s lead, The Hammers grabbing a 2 - 0 win over Arsenal.
Fulham and Arsenal have met 62 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1904. Arsenal have the far better record in the fixture with 42 wins in comparison to Fulham’s eight wins, with the other 12 games ending in a share of the points.