Fulham vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 English Premier League
When is Fulham vs Chelsea on and what time does it start? Fulham vs Chelsea will take place on Monday 2nd October, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
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Fulham are grinding out results right now and they have been particularly solid at the back of late, keeping consecutive clean sheets since they lost 5-1 to Newcastle at the beginning of September.
The Cottagers were victorious in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday having overcome Championship side Norwich 2-1, and the mood in Marco Silva's camp is positive right now.
The same cannot be said for Chelsea though, who lost at home to Aston Villa last Sunday. Maurizio Pochettino's side have now failed to score in any of their last three Premier League games, and desperately need a win to kick-start their league campaign.
There was at least something to cheer about in the Carabao Cup midweek, as they overcame Brighton by a goal to nil to advance to the next round.
THE TEAM NEWS
Sasa Lukic is available again after a return to training, but Kenny Tete faces a late fitness test after missing Fulham's last two games.
With Raul Jimenez still yet to score for Fulham, Marco Silva will surely be considering Carlos Vinicius - who scored midweek - for the central striker role, while Alex Iwobi was also on target in the Carabao Cup and could be selected.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Leno; Castagne, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha, Pereira; Iwobi, Vinicius, Willian
UNAVAILABLE: Adarabioyo (Injured), Traore (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Tete (Injured)
Maurizio Pochettino's options at full-back are severely limited with Reece James still not ready for a return, Malo Gusto suspended and now Ben Chilwell injured, so forgotten man Marc Cucurella could be fielded as a makeshift right-back, with Levi Colwill on the left once again.
Nicholas Jackson is also suspended, which could see Raheem Sterling occupy the striker role and the impressive Cole Palmer come into the team. Armando Broja is an alternative option up front.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Sanchez, Cucurella, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Caicedo, Gallagher; Palmer, Fernandez, Mudryk; Sterling
UNAVAILABLE: Bettinelli (Injured), Chalobah (Injured), Fofana (Injured), Badiashile (Injured), Gusto (Suspended), James (Injured), Lavia (Injured), Nkunku (Injured), Jackson (Suspended)
QUESTIONABLE: Chukwuemeka (Injured), Madueke (Fitness)
The pressure will surely mount on Maurizio Pochettino should his expensively-assembled Chelsea side fall to yet another defeat here, but he will be hoping that their Carabao Cup victory on Wednesday will have given his side some trace of confidence. This one is likely to be nervy, and given that Chelsea's last four competitive games have contained just three goals, opting for under 2.5 goals in the betting markets makes sense.
TIP: UNDER 2.5 GOALS