Fulham faced a tough match against Arsenal in Match Day 27 of the English Premier League. It was a one-sided affair as Arsenal dominated play, scoring three goals in total. Gabriel opened the scoring at the 21st minute with a powerful shot that flew past Fulham’s keeper. G._Martinelli added to the scoreline five minutes later, and M._Odegaard sealed the deal just before halftime with an impressive goal from outside of the box. Ultimately, it was an easy win for Arsenal and Fulham were left to rue their missed chances.
Bernd Leno (rating 6.7)
Aaron Ramsdale (rating 7)
D. James (M. Solomon, 76)
R. Nelson (B. Saka, 72)
In the match between Fulham and Arsenal, Arsenal had the majority of ball possession at 55%, while Fulham held 45%. This was reflected in the number of shots taken as well. Fulham had 12 shots on target, with 2 on goal. Andreas Pereira was the most active player in terms of numbers of shots. On the other hand, Arsenal had 15 shots on target and 7 that were on goal. Martin Ødegaard led this effort with his hits on goal. The game ultimately ended in a close victory for Arsenal due to their superior shooting accuracy and ball possession rate.
Tim Ream of Fulham had an impressive 88% pass accuracy, making 76 passes in total. William Saliba of Arsenal also had a strong performance, completing 90% of his 71 passes. Harrison Reed from Fulham made 2 key passes while Leandro Trossard from Arsenal made 4 key passes. Both teams put on good passing displays during the match and showed skillful playmaking abilities.
Fulham have shown their defensive prowess this season, with seven interceptions thus far, led by Antonee Robinson who has four. Arsenal follow closely behind with five interceptions, of which Thomas Partey has the most at two. Fulham have four interceptions in total, with Kenny Tete managing one single interception. William Saliba is the most prolific for Arsenal having made two interceptions so far this season. Both teams will be looking to increase their interception count as they look to build on their defensive strength and secure a successful campaign.
The battle for the ball is intense, and Aleksandar Mitrović and Thomas Partey are leading the way in face-to-face fights. Mitrović has an impressive record of 9 fights with Fulham while Partey leads Arsenal with 8. These two players have demonstrated their tenacity on the pitch, setting a great example for their teammates. It’s clear that when it comes to winning possession, these two are at the top of their game!
- M. Odegaard (Arsenal) at 74 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Fulham – LLDWW
- Arsenal – WWWWD
Top 5 English Premier League scorers:
- Erling Haaland (28, Manchester City)
- Harry Kane (20, Tottenham)
- Ivan Toney (15, Brentford)
- Marcus Rashford (14, Manchester United)
- Gabriel Martinelli (12, Arsenal)
- Fulham will play with Liverpool. March 18 at 15:00 (UTC), on Anfield.
- Arsenal will play with Crystal Palace. March 19 at 14:00 (UTC), on Emirates Stadium.