Chelsea shall be determined to safe a morale boosting win once they head over the highway for a London derby showdown with Fulham.
The Blues are on a horrendous run of type beneath new supervisor Graham Potter, having received simply certainly one of their final eight video games.
Chelsea have already been eradicated from each home cup competitions and are languishing down in tenth within the league.
Their west London neighbors discover themselves three locations and three factors higher off having performed a sport extra.
Fulham v Chelsea: talkSPORT protection
This Premier League match will happen on Thursday, January 12.
Kick-off at Craven Cottage is scheduled for 8pm.
talkSPORT can have reside and EXCLUSIVE protection of the sport with Hugh Woozencroft serving as your presenter.
Commentary will then come from Sam Matterface and former England Girls’s striker Lianne Sanderson.
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Fulham v Chelsea: Workforce information
The hosts shall be with out star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic because of suspension after he picked up a fifth yellow card of the season within the 1-0 win over Leicester final day out.
Nonetheless, Marco Silva has no contemporary harm considerations to take care of following Shane Duffy’s return from sickness with Neeskens Kebano a long-term absentee.
Chelsea have loads of key males sidelined, with Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Reece James, Armando Broja or Wesley Fofana nonetheless nursing varied points.
Each Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic added to Potter’s harm woes in opposition to Man Metropolis, with Ben Chilwell and Ruben Loftus-Cheek additionally lacking.
Chelsea have already agreed to an expensive £10 million mortgage for Joao Felix with the Atletico Madrid ahead on his strategy to London, however the paperwork is unlikely to be accomplished in time for him to be concerned.
Fulham v Chelsea: What has been mentioned?
Jamie O’Hara believes that Blues boss Potter seems to be ‘fully out of his depth’ at Chelsea.
Talking on talkSPORT Breakfast, he mentioned: “Shambles, the lot of you. An absolute shambles. They’re 1000’s of it, aren’t they?
“Look, Graham Potter has gone in and I assumed that Graham Potter deserved the chance as a result of he did a very received job at Brighton and received them enjoying some incredible soccer, however he goes to Chelsea and he seems to be fully out of his depth.
“I am so shocked as a result of I actually thought he was going to do a very good job.
“It would take time. They have accidents, we all know that and so they want a striker which is costing them as a result of they want a focus up entrance. Havertz, for me, has been a legal responsibility.
“The gamers, Mason Mount, I am a large fan however since Graham Potter has gone in he simply does not appear like the identical participant. Conor Gallagher was enjoying proper wing-back final night time and he ended up taking him off.
“I simply do not know what Graham Potter is doing with the crew. Sterling was enjoying as a wing-back and I am pondering what’s he attempting to do with this crew? They give the impression of being all over.”
Fulham v Chelsea: Match details
- Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been immediately concerned in 5 targets in his three Premier League video games in opposition to Fulham (4 targets, 1 help), with 4 of those coming in two video games at Craven Cottage.
- Fulham boss Marco Silva has received simply certainly one of his 4 Premier League video games in opposition to Chelsea (D1 L2), although it did are available in his solely earlier dwelling sport in opposition to them – 2-0 with Everton in March 2019.
- No present Premier League aspect has earned fewer wins or scored fewer targets throughout their final eight video games than Chelsea (W1 D3 L4 F5 A9). Certainly, that is the primary time Chelsea have solely had one win throughout a run of eight Premier League video games since October to December 2012, whereas the Blues final solely received eleven in 9 matches within the league from November 2010 to January 2011.
- Fulham have received 28 factors in 18 Premier League matches this season (W8 D4 L6), already equaling their factors whole from their earlier look within the competitors in 2020-21 (W5 D13 L20). That is the Cottagers’ joint-best factors whole after 18 Premier League matches, alongside the 2003-04 marketing campaign (additionally 28).
- Fulham have received every of their final three Premier League video games, whereas they final received 4 consecutive top-flight video games again in April 1966 beneath Viv Buckingham (a run of 5).
- Chelsea have received 9 of their final 11 away London derbies within the Premier League, with the exceptions being a 3-2 loss at West Ham (December 2021) and a 0-0 draw at Brentford (October this season).
- Fulham want to win consecutive Premier League London derbies for the primary time since April 2013 (three in a row). Having crushed Brentford and Crystal Palace this time period, the Cottagers are additionally trying to win 3+ London derbies in the identical Premier League season for the primary time since 2012-13 (3).
- Chelsea have conceded simply six targets of their final 15 Premier League video games in opposition to Fulham, and by no means greater than as soon as in a match at the moment.
- Chelsea have misplaced simply certainly one of their 30 Premier League video games in opposition to Fulham (W19 D10), and are unbeaten of their final 20 in opposition to them since a 1-0 loss in March 2006.
- Fulham have received simply seven of their 74 league video games in opposition to Chelsea – of the 1,542 fixtures to have been performed a minimum of 50 instances in English Soccer League historical past, Fulham’s win charge in opposition to Chelsea is the bottom (9.5%).
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