Fulham vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage.
The Cottagers are easily one of the worst teams in the competition, and are a recently promoted team as well. They are currently placed 18th in the table, and they have won just twice all through this campaign.
Going on, they also have been on a dismal run at home for almost the whole of the season.
Meanwhile, the Blues are one of the best teams in the league, and have been so for the past several years. They are a perennial top-four contender, and courtesy of their recent superb signings, they were a title contender in 2020-21.
However, they have been on a struggling stretch at the moment, and have dropped a considerable number of points lately.
They need to do something soon to get back to their winning ways, and a match-up against the relegation-threatened Scott Parker’s men could not have come at a more apt time.
Do also take note that Frank Lampard’s men have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect Chelsea to post the three points on the board this weekend.
Fulham vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blues are on a five-game winning run.
- They had scored two or more goals in all these five match-ups.
- They had recorded 19 of the preceding 20 overall wins.
- It’s been 14 years since they have lost against this rival.
- The guests have scored two or more goals in nine of the last twelve meetings at this ground.
Fulham vs Chelsea Prediction
The Cottagers were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, by Tottenham. In the meantime, Lampard’s men lost 1-3 at home against Manchester City.
Note that Parker’s men were winless in 18 of their past 22 overall fixtures, and of the total four wins during this stretch, two had come against teams in lower divisions, and one had come against a team placed 19th in the PL table.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 20 of their past 24 overall match-ups, and they remained so in ten of their former thirteen games on the road.
On top of that, the Blues also have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and especially so this venue.
Taking into account these observations, expect Chelsea to emerge victorious this Saturday at the Craven Cottage.
Fulham vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).