Fulham vs Chelsea lineups, 3 predictions – Premier League

Fulham vs Chelsea lineups, 3 predictions – Premier League
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Spotlight will be on Craven Cottage as Fulham vs Chelsea lock horns in a Premier League round 7 clash on Monday evening. Kick-off is 20:00 BST, 02 October 2023.

Mauricio Pochettino's men finally ended a miserable three-game scoreless run against hot and cold Brighton in the Carabao Cup.

Nicolas Jackson got the winning goal in the third-round tie at Stamford Bridge to ease some bit of pressure on himself and manager after a torrid start to the season that sees Chelsea sit 14th in the table with just one victory from their first six matches.

EPL match between Fulham vs Chelsea
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Similarly, Fulham were also winners in the  league cup; Marco Silva's side held their nerve to outdo Championship side Norwich at home after a win over Luton in the top-flight was followed by a stalemate with Crystal Palace.

Fulham vs Chelsea probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this EPL match:

Fulham

Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno
Defenders: Timothy Castagne, Issa Diop, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson.
Midfielders: Harrison Reed, João Paulinha, William, Bobby Decordova-Reid, Andreas Pereira.
Forwards: Raul Jimenez.

Chelsea

Goalkeeper: Robert Sanchez.
Defenders: Levi Colwil, Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi, Marc Cucurella.
Midfielders: Conor Gallagher, Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Cole Palmer.
Forwards: Raheem Sterling.

Fulham vs Chelsea confirmed lineups

Fulham

Fulham
4-3-3
17
Bernd Leno
de
21
Timothy Castagne
be
31
Issa Diop
fr
13
Tim Ream
us
33
Antonee Robinson
us
6
Harrison Reed
gb
26
Joao Palhinha
pt
18
Andreas Pereira
br
8
Harry Wilson
gb
7
Raul Jimenez
mx
20
Willian
br
Substitutes
12
Fode Toure
sn
30
Carlos Vinicius
br
1
Marek Rodak
sk
22
Alex Iwobi
ng
28
Sasa Lukic
rs
14
Bobby Reid
jm
10
Tom Cairney
gb
19
Rodrigo Muniz
br
3
Calvin Ughelumba
ng

Chelsea

Chelsea
4-2-3-1
1
Robert Sanchez
es
3
Marc Cucurella
es
2
Axel Disasi
fr
6
Thiago Silva
br
26
Levi Colwill
gb
25
Moises Caicedo
ec
23
Conor Gallagher
gb
20
Cole Palmer
gb
8
Enzo Fernandez
ar
10
Mykhailo Mudryk
ua
19
Armando Broja
al
Substitutes
42
Alfie Gilchrist
gb
16
Lesley Ugochukwu
fr
44
Joshua Brooking
gb
36
Deivid Washington De Souza Eugenio
br
28
Djordje Petrovic
rs
29
Ian Maatsen
nl
7
Raheem Sterling
gb
11
Noni Madueke
gb
52
Alex Matos
gb

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Fulham vs Chelsea predictions

Monday's game in west London is a tough one to call. Nonetheless, here are three predictions for the derby.

Prediction 1: Fulham to win or draw

Marco Silva's side are searching for consistency after blowing rather hot and cold so far this season; they've strung four wins, two draws and two losses so far this current campaign and have been able to remain unbeaten in their last three games. The Cottagers ran out 2-1 winners at home the last time Chelsea came calling, and we expect them to either win or draw Chelsea who have been far from convincing.

Prediction 2: Both teams to Score

Although Chelsea have not been involved in both teams scoring affairs in their last four games, their clash with Fulham looks like goals will be scored by the both teams. This is because Fulham have scored and conceded in four of their last six games, they've also scored and conceded in Chelsea's last visit to the Craven Cottage.

EPL match between Fulham vs Chelsea
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Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals

With a win over Brighton, Chelsea's luck might begin to shine bright; however, a trip to Fulham presents a tough battle for Pochettino's men who have played four under-scoring games in recent times. Knowing that this fixture has failed to produce the least three goals in two meetings this year, we fancy it to end on the same note on Monday night.

Fulham vs Chelsea head-to-head

In 20 matches between both teams, Chelsea have won 12, Fulham have won 1, while 7 games ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Elite Club Friendlies 30/07/23

Chelsea

Chelsea

2
Fulham

Fulham

0

England Premier League 03/02/23

Chelsea

Chelsea

0
Fulham

Fulham

0

England Premier League 12/01/23

Fulham

Fulham

2
Chelsea

Chelsea

1

England Premier League 10/09/22

Fulham

Fulham

0
Chelsea

Chelsea

0

England Premier League 01/05/21

Chelsea

Chelsea

2
Fulham

Fulham

0

Fulham recent form

Fulham have been unbeaten in their last three games with two wins and a draw. However, in their last five, they've won three, drawn one and lost one.

Chelsea recent form

Chelsea have two wins and losses with one draw in their last five games. Recent win against Brighton could prove a turning point for the side who have struggled since last season.

Where to watch Fulham vs Chelsea live

United Kingdom

For fans In the UK, Fulham vs Chelsea will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage of the Monday Night Football beginning at 6:30 PM.

Nigeria

Football fans in Nigeria will be able to watch the Fulham vs Chelsea EPL clash on SuperSport GOTV Football, DSTV Now and SuperSport Premier League Nigeria channel.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.