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Chelsea vs Fulham Premier League predictions: tips, odds & team news

Chelsea and Fulham meet in a Premier League showdown on Saturday at 12:30pm (UK time).

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*Odds correct as of 14:50 on January 12

Chelsea have had a bit of an odd time recently. The Blues looked to be back on track after three consecutive wins, beating Crystal Palace, Luton and Preston after Christmas. However, that run came to an end in midweek as Chelsea suffered a shock defeat in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final against Middlesbrough. Before they can get their revenge, Chelsea’s attention must turn to the Premier League and their quest to climb up the table. They will be confident of a result against their West London rivals however, with Mauricio Pochettino boasting a 100% record against them (6/6) and the Blues never losing a single home Premier League game against Fulham at Stamford Bridge.

Fulham, meanwhile, ended 2023 with a win over Arsenal which brought an end to their three-game losing streak in the Premier League. It added a bit more comfort in their surprising fight against relegation, now nine points clear of the relegation zone. Fulham were never considered to be in danger, but it was getting a bit close. They built on that victory over Arsenal by beating Rotherham in the FA Cup but, like Chelsea, lost in their EFL Cup semi-final first leg.

It has been a tough time for the Cottagers away from home, losing their last four Premier League games on the road, conceding 3+ goals each time and they could not have picked a worst game to try an end the run. Marco Silva’s side have won just one of their last 23 Premier League games against the Blues (D8 L14) and have never won away at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Fulham predictions

Chelsea vs Fulham: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 4/6 with Midnite
Correct Score Chelsea 2-1 Fulham 8/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Cole Palmer 11/2 with Bet Goodwin

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The stats behind our Chelsea vs Fulham predictions:

  • Fulham are on a four-game Premier League losing streak away from home.
  • Chelsea have won their last three Premier League home games on the bounce.
  • Chelsea have scored at least two goals in their last four Premier League home matches.
  • Fulham netted fewer than 1.5 goals in seven of their last eight Premier League road games.
  • Fulham have never won a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Fulham match tip

Half Time/Full Time: Draw/Chelsea @ 21/5 with SBK

Chelsea haven’t had a good season but they do stand alone in one aspect. The Blues are the only side yet to trail at half time in the Premier League this season. Of their 20 games so far, Chelsea have been level 15 times, while ahead on just five occasions. However, it is worth noting that one of the five times in which Chelsea had led at the break did come against Fulham.

Chelsea vs Fulham Bet-Builder tip

Chelsea most booking points, Over 2.5 goals and 4+ Bernd Leno saves

Chelsea lead the way for cards in the Premier League this season, with 61 yellows and three red, more than any other side. Each of Fulham’s last four Premier League away games have seen at least three goals scored. However, Bernd Leno has made 76 goalkeepers in the Premier League this season, the third-most in the division.

Chelsea vs Fulham
Reason for tip

Bernd Leno has made 76 goalkeepers in the Premier League this season.

Reason for tip

Each of Fulham’s last four Premier League away games has seen over 2.5 goals scored in them.

Reason for tip

Chelsea have received more cards than any other team in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea vs Fulham team news

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, Trevoh Chalobah, Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku Benoît Badiashile, Ben Chilwell, Carney Chukwuemeka

Nicolas Jackson is at the Africa Cup of Nations while the likes of Reece James, Marc Cucurella and Robert Sanchez remain on the sidelines.

Fulham team news

In  Out Doubtful
Fode Ballo-Toure, Calvin Bassey, Alex Iwobi, Adama Traore Tim Ream

Fulham must do without Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi who are representing Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations. Adama Traore is out injured, but Tim Ream could feature.

Chelsea vs Fulham head-to-head record

  • 2 October 2023 – Fulham 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 3 February 2023 – Chelsea 0-0 Fulham – Premier League
  • 12 January 2023 – Fulham 2-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 1 May 2021 – Chelsea 2-0 Fulham – Premier League
  • 16 January 2021 – Fulham 0-1 Chelsea – Premier League

Fulham have won just one of their last 24 meetings with Chelsea (eight draws and 15 losses). However, that victory did come last season.

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