Saturday, January 16, 2021

Prediction: Fulham vs Chelsea

Prediction: Chelsea to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Fulham and Chelsea will face each other in the London derby this weekend. The Premier League game between the Cottagers and the Blues is scheduled to take place at 5:30pm UK time at Craven London on Saturday.

Fulham

Fulham are struggling at the moment and are in real danger of going down to the Premier League at the end of the season. The Cottagers are third from bottom in the standings with 12 points from 16 matches, two points behind 17th-placed Brighton and Hove Albion, who have played 18 games.

Scott Parker’s side will head into the match against Chelsea on the back of an encouraging 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. The Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening was hastily rearranged, and although Fulham conceded after 25 minutes, they eventually scored in the second half to pick up a point from the encounter.

Team news:

Ivan Cavaleiro scored against Tottenham Hotspur and is likely to start against Chelsea.

Chelsea

Chelsea will head into the match against Fulham on the back of an easy 4-0 win against Morecambe at Stamford Bridge in London in the third round of the FA Cup. The result saw the Blues bounce back from the 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard’s side are not doing well in the league, and there is a danger that they could lose pace with the other teams aiming to win the title. Chelsea are as low as ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 26 points from 17 matches, as many as 10 points behind leaders Manchester United.

Team news:

N’Golo Kante will miss the match for Chelsea due to suspension, but Reece James has fully recovered and could start.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Chelsea have scored 32 goals in 17 Premier League matches.
  • Fulham have scored 14 goals in 16 Premier League matches.
  • Chelsea have conceded 21 goals in 17 Premier League games.
  • Fulham have conceded 24 goals in 16 Premier League games
  • Chelsea won their last competitive match, while Fulham drew.

Conclusion

Fulham will know that the match against Chelsea is a ‘free hit’ just like the game against Tottenham was. The Cottagers will be under no pressure. The same cannot be said about Chelsea, who have to start winning matches to maintain their chances of challenging for the title. It is likely that Lampard’s side will step up and get the job done.

Prediction: Chelsea to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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