By John Hunt
Sport calendar_today 25 October 2020 whatshot 721 Views

Premier League: Fulham and Sheffield United lost

The two soccer clubs Fulham and Sheffield United appeared on the last positions in the list this Premier League season.

The Cottagers lost 2-1 at their home field to Crystal Palace on the 24th of October, while fighting Sheffield United was defeated at Anfield stadium with the score 2-1 leaving both teams one point away from 6 matches.

Scott Parker’s performance resulted in his team being at the bottom of the table at the same level with Burnley and Sheffield United, who played 4 times and will have a match with Tottenham on the 26th of October. 

Does the history suggest that Blades and Londoners have no chance of winning, or will it be different this time?

What do the numbers tell us?

The unfortunate news for the duo is that only two sides have shown worse results after the first 6 games of a Premier League campaign.

Crystal Palace lost 6 opening games 3 seasons ago but succeeded this time under Roy Hodgson, the club ended up in the 11th place.

In the 2009-10 season, Portsmouth had a similar situation when they lost 6 opening matches, although had 7 wins which resulted in their low position at the table with 16 points from safety. 

The rest of 11 teams have shown better results with their top-notch performance in their opening 6 matches. 

Where is a place for improvements?

The Cottages missed out 14 goals so far in spite of having had more possessions against 4 teams of the 6, they have faced so far.

Fulham had 66% of the ball during their game against Palace, although they still lost the game.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United have scored 3 goals so far, although they could have scored much more.