Fulham v City: Head to head numbers

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and David Platt watch tfrom the stands during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Blackburn Rovers at Craven Cottage on September 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Much has been speculated about how City may struggle following their Champions League games given that they are on their travels following each of their European group fixtures. 

A trip to Fulham - bottom of the table of course - provides an early opportunity then to overcome any concerns.

Here are the numbers ahead of today's game, courtesy of EPL Index:

Head to head

City

Fulham

Passes

1766/2060

1319/1696

Pass %

86%

78%

Crosses

20/72

23/110

Chances

69

47

Tackles

45/60

46/59

Possession

182/367

208/409

Aerial

33/71

63/119

Interceptions

67

65

Shots

38/79

18/40

And the individual leaders:

Leaders

City

Wigan

Average passes

Yaya 63

Murphy 60.3

Pass %

Nasri 97%

Duff 84%

Average shots

Dzeko 4.7

Dempsey 2.5

Key passes

Nasri 6.5

Murphy 4

Tackles

Richards 2.8

Murphy 2.5

Goals

Dzeko, Aguero 6

Dempsey, Zamora 1

And some of the key stats that may also affect today's outcome:

  • City have won three and drawn two of their last five visits to Craven Cottage.
  • Martin Jol has a 100% record against City through six games to date.
  • Neither side has kept a clean sheet in the last 14 games between the two sides.
  • In the last seven games between the two sides, 10 of the 11 goals scored by Fulham have been in the second-half, whilst 10 of the 13 City goals have been before the break.
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