Felix Magath’s first game in charge of Fulham saw a large number of team changes and he managed to get a point at the Hawthorns. They face a much tougher task this weekend against Chelsea in the West London Derby. January purchase Kostas Mitroglou should lead the line against the Blues, with Keiran Richardson and Ashkan Dejagah on the flanks in the Cottager’s efforts to get themselves out of the Premier League drop zone.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o
A 1-1 draw against Galatasaray is considered a good result to take home to the Bridge and Chelsea will be optimistic of grabbing three points as the league leaders take on the bottom placed club this weekend. Goal hero Fernando Torres is in with a shout for a starting berth but it is likely that Mourinho will stick with Samuel Eto’o. Namanja Matic also returns in place of Mikel after the Serb was ineligible to play in the Champions League. It will be an interesting tie with both teams needing the three points for two very different reasons.
Ok, onwards and upwards, Fulham v Chelsea on Saturday. cannot wait! #KTBFFH
— Nick London (@NoleLondon) February 27, 2014
The hours ive been doing are mad but on the upside of to see my chelsea beat fulham on saturday……
— Russell Turner (@russfredturner) February 26, 2014
We’re probably gonna make hard work of the Fulham game on Saturday! #ThisIsChelsea
— Matthew HardingStand (@MHL_Chelsea) February 26, 2014
David Luiz scores a golazo against Fulham last year.
Jose Mourinho does not like his side conceding goals and against bottom of the table Fulham, the Blues will be sure to keep it tight at the back. John Terry notched a goal last weekend but a clean sheet this time around will do enough to justify our pick.
Fulham vs. Chelsea: An Alternative Preview
Darren Bent has scored in four of his last six Barclays Premier League games against Chelsea.
Chelsea have recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Barclays Premier League this season (14).