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Chelsea come up against the visiting Fulham at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League tie on Saturday.
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Chelsea head into this match following on from a 1-1 Champions League draw against Real Madrid.
In that match, Chelsea managed 50% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Chelsea was Christian Pulisic (14'). For their opponents, Real Madrid CF had 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Karim Benzema (29') was the scorer for Real Madrid.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Chelsea have taken part. Breaking down the goal attribution in this period, opposition teams scored a total of 3 while The Blues totted up 7.
Looking at their past form shows that Chelsea:
- are unbeaten in the league by Fulham in their last 19 matches. It's quite some record.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
In their last fixture, Fulham drew 1-1 in the Premier League match with Arsenal.
In that game, Fulham had 31% possession and 3 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fulham was Josh Maja (59'). On the other side, Arsenal got 18 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Eddie Nketiah (97') scored for Arsenal.
The strike force from Fulham have suffered from a lack of goals in their past six clashes, contributing the disappointing return of only 4. In those fixtures, The Cottagers have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 10. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Going into this one, Fulham are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results stretching back to 17/04/2013 shows that these encounters have not been kind to Fulham. They have not managed to register any wins at all whereas Chelsea have just been too good for them, running out winners in 100 per cent of those matches.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 13 from The Blues and 2 netted by The Cottagers. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 19 on 16/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Fulham 0-1 Chelsea.
That day, Fulham had 30% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, Chelsea had 21 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Mason Mount (78') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Peter Bankes.
Team News: Chelsea
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Fulham
Fulham boss Scott Parker has not got a full squad to pick from. Kevin McDonald (Kidney problems), Marek Rodak (Finger Injury), Tom Cairney (Knee Injury), Alfie Mawson (Ruptured cruciate ligament) and Terence Kongolo (Knee Surgery) miss out here. Kevin McDonald cannot play in this game through suspension.
Chelsea will probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Fulham might well find it a difficult task to score themselves but do we see them pulling one back during this clash.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 3-1 victory for Chelsea after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,631)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 4, FA Cup (Final), Champions League (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Key Man: Tammy Abraham
Generally used in the Striker position, Tammy Abraham was born in Camberwell, England. After making a first senior appearance for Chelsea in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 21 appearances.