• Southampton have the tightest defence in the Barclays Premier League so far in 2013-14; conceding only three goals in their eight games.
  • Fulham are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Southampton, although five have ended as a draw.
  • Southampton's 15 point tally from their opening eight games is their best return in a top-flight season since 1983-84 (17 points). They ended that season in 2nd place behind Liverpool.
  • The Saints have lost only one of their last 10 Premier League matches (W4 D5 L1).
  • Fulham will be looking for their third successive Premier League win; something that they haven't achieved in the top-flight since March 2012.
  • Only six sides in the history of the Barclays Premier League have conceded fewer goals from their opening eight games of a season than the Saints have this term (3).
  • In their last game against Crystal Palace, Dimitar Berbatov scored his first Premier League goal of the season; ending a run of six league appearances without a goal for Fulham.
  • Southampton have kept three successive clean sheets at St Mary's in the Premier League; the same number that they had kept in their previous 24 games there in the competition.
  • There have been just six goals scored in the four Premier League games at St Mary's this season.
  • Southampton have netted three goals in the final five minutes of Premier League games this season, more than any other side.