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The Fulham Statto

Defender Robert Huth

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09:20 22nd February 2013

Impress your friends with these facts ahead of the game

HOME COMFORTS: The last four Barclays Premier League clashes between Fulham and Stoke City have ended in home wins.

LATE SHOW: Five of Stoke’s last seven goals against Fulham in all competitions have been scored in the final 15 minutes of their matches.

STRUGGLES: Fulham have won only three of their last 18 in the Premier League (D7 L8), and only one of their last five (D2 L2).

NULLIFIED: The Potters have scored just three goals in their last eight away matches in the league.

AWAKE: No side has conceded fewer goals in the opening 30 minutes of league matches this season than Stoke City (5).

OMEN: Fulham are yet to lose this season in the Premier League when Dimitar Berbatov has scored (W3 D3).

TIGHT: No side has been involved in more draws this season than Stoke City (12).

HISTORY: Stoke's only win in their last seven visits to Fulham came in May 2010, when Matthew Etherington scored the game's only goal.

SLIPPED UP: Martin Jol's side have surrendered 18 points from winning positions - only Reading (20) and Southampton (24) have fared worse.

CONTRAST: The Potters have gone eight league games without a clean sheet, conceding 18 goals. They kept nine clean sheets in their opening 18 league games.

SINGLE: Their only victory in the last 22 Premier League away matches was at West Brom in December.

RECORD: Dimitar Berbatov is set to become the first Bulgarian to make 200 Premier League appearances. He has scored 83 goals in the division.

DEADLY: Tony Pulis’ side have scored the highest percentage of goals from set pieces in the top flight this season (58%), and the highest proportion from corners (27%).

GOAL-GETTER: Robert Huth's tally of 13 Premier League goals for Stoke since August 2009 has only been bettered by one defender (Leighton Baines, with 15) during that time.

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