FULHAM VS BURNLEY
KICK OFF: SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2018 | 15:00 CET
Premier League wk3 | CRAVEN COTTAGE
Can Newly Promoted Fulham down Burnley to record their First Win in the EPL?
The Cottagers can get their first win in the Premier League, but it won’t be easy against a skilfully defensive Burnley.
Fulham played well in their first game against Crystal Palace despite losing. Seven signings made their debuts, including Callum Chambers, Jean Michael Seri, and Andre Schurrle. They didn’t get a result, but that was a good step towards building team cohesion. The lads will be out to impress, but they are coming up against a solid side in Burnley.
Burnley held Southampton to a scoreless draw on the opening weekend, and they will be a tough challenge for the Premier League newcomers. Joe Hart will be encouraged by a top performance in his first game, Aaron Lennon and Jeff Hendrick were also lively. Sean Dyche transformed Burnley into an efficient machine, which saw them score only 36 goals but kept 12 clean sheets and still finish 7th last season. The same system looks to continue in this new season.
Burnley will be difficult to unlock. But, I have a feeling that there are goals in this one given that the two sides have contrasting football philosophies.
Key Match Facts
- Fulham are winless in all their previous six games.
- Burnley have not scored a goal in their last three matches.