Craven Cottage, Fulham, England
Key Stat: Fulham have drawn each of their last five Premier League matches.
Expert Verdict: An enforced break from Premier League action did not stop Fulham stretching their run of draws in the competition to five matches. Chelsea have taken just one point from their last three matches, meanwhile, but - with Fulham still re-finding their fitness – the Blues are favourites for this derby match.
After an excellent draw with Tottenham Hotspur last time out, despite the match only being arranged at late notice after Fulham’s self-isolation period ended, Scott Parker now faces another former team – a derby against Chelsea. The ninth-placed Blues need a win to get back on track in the Premier League, with this fixture taking place on January 16 and getting underway at 17:30 local time.
Defenders:Ola Aina, Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo
Midfielders:Kenny Tete, Bobby De Cordova Reid, Harrison Reed, Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa, Antonee Robinson
Forwards:Ademola Lookman, Ivan Cavaleiro
Defenders:Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell
Midfielders:Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Mason Mount
Forwards:Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech
Fulham have only won one of their last 38 meetings with Chelsea. Chelsea have won their last five in a row against Fulham, including a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge and 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage in the Cottagers’ last season in the Premier League.
Chelsea are 1/2 favourites to beat Fulham with 888sport, Bet365, Betway and 10Bet.
Fulham have scored in three of their last six Premier League matches, and you can bet against both teams to score at 19/20 with 888sport.
Timo Werner is 23/20 with Betway to score at any time.
Chelsea need a win to get back on track but with Fulham still recovering from their enforced isolation – albeit they drew with Spurs last time out – the Blues are favourites.