• Fulham have kept six clean sheets in their last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W4 D4 L1).
  • Sunderland have won only two of their nine previous Barclays Premier League trips to Fulham (D2 L5), though both victories ended 3-1.
  • Darren Bent has scored a goal every 360 minutes on average for Fulham; his worst record at any of his six PL clubs. His best minutes/goal ratio came at opponents in this game Sunderland (161).
  • Fulham have conceded a league-high 18 Premier League goals at home this term.
  • Sunderland remain the only team in the bottom eight not to have won a game against a fellow side currently in that section of the Premier League table.
  • Dimitar Berbatov has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances for Fulham.
  • In fact the mercurial Bulgarian has scored nine goals in his last nine Premier League appearances in January.
  • This is Sunderland's second lowest points total after 20 games of a Premier League season (14). In 2005/06, they had managed just six points at this stage.
  • The Black Cats are unbeaten in four league games away from home (W1 D3).
  • Only once in Premier League (2 in 2007/08) have Fulham had fewer clean sheets to show for themselves after 20 games of a Premier League this season than they do this season (3).