Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion
Craven Cottage, London
Monday, 02-11-2020 @8:30pm
Ref: Simon Hooper
Fulham are unbeaten in the past nine league meetings, although the four most recent games have all been drawn. West Brom haven’t won away at Fulham in the league since October 1967.
Fulham defender Joachim Andersen returned to training on Thursday after an ankle injury but is unlikely to be involved on Monday. Neeskens Kebano and Kenny Tete are definitely out, while Aboubakar Kamara begins a three-match ban.
West Brom defender Dara O’Shea has recovered from an ankle problem. Midfielder Kamil Grosicki could also be part of the Baggies squad after his loan move to Nottingham Forest fell through.
One draw and five defeats represents Fulham’s worst start to a top-flight season after six games. Fulham could equal their club record of five consecutive Premier League home defeats, set from April to August 2013. They have lost their last two Premier League fixtures on a Monday without scoring. Prior to the latest round of matches, Fulham and Sheffield United were the only teams yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet this season. Scott Parker lost just one of his 11 Premier League matches as a player against West Brom, drawing five and winning five.
West Brom have drawn three of their past four Premier League matches. The Baggies could fail to win any of their first seven league games for the first time since their 2004-05 Premier League campaign. Albion have won just one of their 14 Premier League away games played on a Monday, drawing six and losing seven. Karlan Grant has scored four goals in his past six away league appearances. His next league goal will be his 50th.
Leeds United vs Leicester City
Elland Road, West Yorkshire
Monday, 02-11-2020 @11pm
Ref: Andre Marriner
Leeds captain Liam Cooper is available to face Leicester after recovering from a groin injury. Fellow defender Diego Llorente remains sidelined with a similar problem, while Kalvin Phillips is still out.
Leicester full-back Timothy Castagne is out with a hamstring problem, while Jonny Evans also missed the win over AEK Athens because of a stiff back. Jamie Vardy has been managing a calf issue but played 70 minutes of Thursday’s Europa League victory.
This is the first Premier League fixture between Leeds and Leicester since the 2003-04 season, in which both sides were relegated. Leicester have lost just two of the past 13 league meetings, winning five and drawing six.
Leeds have won 15 of their past 20 league matches, drawing two and losing three. Only Brighton and Tottenham had conceded more league goals from set-pieces than Leeds’ five prior to the latest round of matches. Since Marcelo Bielsa took charge in August 2018, only Liverpool and Manchester City have won more league matches in England’s top four divisions than Leeds’ 57. They have only kept one clean sheet in 20 Premier League home matches. Patrick Bamford has scored six goals in Leeds’ first six league matches this season – a feat only Eric Cantona in 1992-93 had previously managed for the club in the Premier League.
Leicester are looking to win five of their opening seven top-flight games in a season for the first time in their history. They could equal the club top-flight record of four consecutive away victories. However, the Foxes have never won a Premier League away match on a Monday, drawing three and losing nine. Eleven of Leicester’s 13 Premier League goals this season have come in the second half. Jamie Vardy’s last eight Premier League goals have all come away from home, including all six this season. Vardy has scored 12 goals in his past 15 Premier League appearances against newly-promoted teams.
Match-Day 7 results so far
-Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace
-Sheffield United 0-1 Man City
-Burnley 0-3 Chelsea
-Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United
-Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton
-Newcastle United 2-1 Everton
-Man United 0-1 Arsenal
-Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion