The best of the stats
◾Benitez has yet to lose a home Premier League game against Fulham (W4 D4), with his teams keeping a clean sheet in each of the past six meetings.
◾Fulham kept their first clean sheet in the Premier League in 22 games, since winning 1-0 against Norwich in April 2014.
◾Fulham won just their second away point in their past 12 outings in the Premier League (D2 L10).
◾Newcastle have won just three of their past 17 Premier League games against promoted sides (D5 L9).
◾Newcastle have won just two of their past 10 Premier League games at St James' Park (D1 L7).
◾Fulham have failed to find the back of the net in six of their past nine Premier League games.
Newcastle travel to league leaders Liverpool on Wednesday 26 December (15:00 GMT).