Chelsea London are the Premier League leaders with a point of advantage over Arsenal and two over Manchester City. They are pitted against Fulham, the last placed Premier League team for this fixture, and the majority of the bookmakers see The Blues as the favorites to win.
The visitors come from a 1-1 draw against Galatasaray that earned them harsh critics, as their performance was in clear contrast with the one they have in the Premier League. Their main goal is snatching the three points to prove the Champions League result has nothing to do with their league ambitions. Jose Mourinho has an almost perfect record in away games with Chelsea, by having won 11 out of 15 so far.
Fulham has a new manager and word on the street is that the team is adjusting to Magath’s methods of training. It must have done them some good if their latest result is a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich, and they also had a 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Old Trafford. Fulham was denied the three points because Stekelenburg thought he could reach out to the ball in time.
Chelsea is strong in the defense, so conceding goals will be the thing they will try to avoid (so far it’s only 12), and the latest match against Galatasaray should probably prompt some changes in the starting eleven.
William Hill has the headline offer of Eden Hazard to score and Chelsea to win at 2.75, and should you place a bet on the correct score and the match ends in a draw, then you can benefit from the moneyback offer. We are going to bet 4 units on a combo of Chelsea to win and both teams to score at 3.20.
Fulham: Team’s Formation
Chelsea: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Chelsea to win and both teams to score, odds from William Hill