Brighton will look to continue their unbeaten start to the new season when they travel to Craven Cottage on Tuesday to play Fulham.
Venue: Craven Cottage (London)
Fulham have netted 15 times in their last five home league encounters (W3, D2).
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last five league outings (W1, D2, L2).
Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrović netted his centenary strike for Fulham last time out and has scored four of his side’s last six goals.
Brighton have now kept three successive PL clean sheets for the first time since February 2021 – when they kept four in a row.
The visitors are unbeaten in their last ten games in all competitions (W7, D3).
They have won their last three away games in all competitions.
Brighton’s, Pascal Groß has four goal contributions from four PL appearances this season (G3, A1), striking in Brighton’s win over Leeds United
Head to head
Brighton have won three of the four Premier League games between both teams (L1).
Latest performances in all competitions
Fulham will look to pick up their first win in three games when they welcome high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion to London on Tuesday.
The hosts come into this tie on the back of a disappointing loss to Arsenal in the Premier League. In a game that saw them score first, the Cottagers held the Gunners for much of the game, only to be undone by a late goal by Arsenal defender Gabriel.
Manager Marco Silva stated that his “players deserved more” from that game given their performance, but he’ll be satisfied with that unbeaten start, particularly as the last time they featured in the PL they opened with four successive losses.
The loss was their first loss this season in four games (W1, D2, L1) in what has so far been a positive start to the season. With five points on the board, they are the best performing side among the trio of teams that were promoted to the top-flight last season.
They now host Brighton, still unbeaten at Craven Cottage (W1, D1) this season. Having netted 15 times in their last five home league encounters (W3, D2), Fulham won’t fear high-flying opponents Brighton.
However, a leaky defence could threaten to flood the Cottagers’ hopes, as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last five league outings (W1, D2, L2).
Possible Fulham starting line-up
Bernd Leno; Kenny Tete, Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson; Harrison Reed, Joao Palhinha; Bobby Reid, Andrea Pereira, Neeskens Kebano; Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Injured: Manor Solomon, Harry Wilson
Brighton will travel to Craven Cottage looking to build on what has been a very positive start to the new season.
The visitors have picked up ten points from the 12 available this season, having won three and drawn one of their opening four games. They have done so without an opposition player scoring against them.
Their latest outing was a 1-0 win over Leeds United, which took Brighton’s unbeaten run in the league to nine games. The run of four games without defeat is the best start they’ve ever made to an EPL campaign after four games played, meaning they should travel here full of confidence.
Brighton manager Graham Potter has been able to oversee this remarkable start despite losing star players Neal Maupay, Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma. Potter’s aim this season will be to eclipse Brighton’s highest-ever ninth-placed EPL finish from last season.
And given that they are unbeaten against last season’s promoted teams during 2021/22 (W4, D2), they will fancy their chances of adding another three points to their total points tally as they match towards their dream of playing in Europe next year.
Possible Brighton starting line-up
Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister, Pascal Groß, Pervis Estupinan; Leandro Trossard; Danny Welbeck.
Injured: Jakub Moder, Jeremy Sarmiento
Doubtful: Adam Lallana
Fulham 1-2 Brighton