Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Prediction: Fulham vs Chelsea

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-1

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Fulham and Chelsea will face each other in the London derby this weekend. The Premier League game will be held at Craven Cottage and is scheduled to kick off at 12:30pm UK time on Saturday.

Fulham

Fulham won promotion from the Championship to the Premier League at the end of last season and were expected to fight for survival in the top flight of English football. However, the Cottagers are doing better than expected and have made a very good start to the new season. 

Marco Silva’s side are 10th in the Premier League table at the moment with eight points from six matches. The London club are only five points behind fourth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion. Fulham will head into the London derby against Chelsea on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur away from home at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Team News:

Alexander Mitrovic is banging in the goals for Fulham at the moment, and the former Newcastle United striker will start for the Cottagers. Andrea Pereira will be the creator-in-chief for the London club.

Chelsea

Chelsea have not made a good start to the season and sacked Thomas Tuchel as their manager this week. Graham Potter has left Premier League rivals Brighton and Hove Albion to take charge of the Blues, and he will be in the dugout against Fulham this weekend.

The Blues have picked up just 10 points from six matches. Chelsea are only three points behind fourth-placed Brighton and five points behind London rivals and current league leaders Arsenal. Chelsea will head into the match against Fulham on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb away from home in the UEFA Champions League.

Team News:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should lead the line for Chelsea. Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz could be on either flank, with Mason Mount starting in midfield.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Raheem Sterling has scored three goals in six Premier League matches.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored six goals in six Premier League matches.
  • Fulham have scored nine goals in six Premier League games.
  • Fulham have conceded nine goals in six Premier League games.
  • Chelsea have scored eight goals in six Premier League games.

Conclusion

Fulham have a strong team, and playing at home will give them an advantage. Now, Chelsea may be having a torrid time at the moment, but the Blues do have a better side who can compete for the Premier League title this season. It is very likely that the Blues will pick up all three points from the London derby.

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-1

Best Odds11/1

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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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