Fulham haven't won three previous Premier League home games, having three draws and one loss. Chelsea have three wins in eight away league matches. In six previous matches of Fulham in the championship there was a bet on total under 2.5. Chelsea have won five past face-to-face meetings. More than three goals have not been scored in 13 of the last 14 head-to-head meetings.Bet Now!
According to results of 16 rounds played, Scott Parker's wards got hold of twelve points, which put them in 18th place. Brighton is next, but the closest opponent has two more matches played, which promises the Londoners the prospect of catching up and overtaking a competitor.
Five rounds in a row "summer residents" play in a draw. At the same time each of these matches ended with a “bottom”. On 13-th of December Fulham gave Liverpool an unpleasant surprise (1:1), after which they alternately shared points with Brighton (0:0), Newcastle (1:1) and Southampton (0:0). In the FA Cup “summer residents” moved up the grid thanks to the victory over QPR, which was formalized in extra halves. Last Wednesday Parker's wards got hold of points in London in their usual manner, where they snatched a draw from Tottenham (1:1).
Kearney and Lemina will not be hosting this meeting and Loftus-Chick will miss the game due to the terms of the lease agreement with Chelsea. It is not yet known whether the main forward of the team Alexander Mitrovic will play.
These failures cost the London club a departure from the TOP-4 and a fall to the ninth line in the standings. Considering how the bosses of the “aristocrats” spent the summer on strengthening the squad, such results do not exactly correspond to the level of the club's ambitions.
On the other hand, Chelsea had some positive moments in the first part of the season. Thus, Lampard's wards easily passed the group round of the Champions League, gaining rivals with Atl?tico in the 1/8 finals. The last victory of the team in the Premier League was subsidized on December 21-st, when West Ham was defeated at home (3:0).
For the upcoming London derby, the "pensioners" are approaching without injured players. Ngolo Kante will miss the match due to too many yellow cards.
Therefore, Frank Lampard's charges will have to work hard to crack the massive defense of the opponent. Chelsea are coming to the match with the optimal lineup. Taking into account the advantage of guests in the class and motivation, the victory of the “aristocrats” can be expected, but we are unlikely to see a scoring extravaganza.
Our prediction is Chelsea's win + total under 4.5 goals with odds of 1.90 at 1xBet bookmaker.
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