Just weeks after the last meeting between the two it is time to run it back. Chelsea vs Fulham at Stamford Bridge as the Blues aim to avenge a historic defeat to their local rivals. We will attempt to make a prediction for this game based on recent form while also taking a look at current betting odds for the match.
Chelsea vs Fulham Predictions and Best Odds for Premier League Clash
Chelsea Recent Run of Form
Despite the big spending and heightened expectations, Grahm Potter’s team has just one league win from their last 10 games. The on-field performances have been noticeably improved in the past two fixtures, which saw Potter’s side claim four points from a possible six.
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While nothing can undo the poor run that saw the side drop to tenth, they are making strides to turn it all around.
Fulham Run of Form
The Cottagers find themselves seventh in the league, it’s not often that they’re above their neighbours but they have been playing well throughout this campaign. What may cause some concern among fans is that they have lost their last two games without scoring in either contest.
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Prior to that losing slump the away side hadn’t lost in four league games, they will be hoping to regain that form for this west-London derby.
Recent Head to Head
The last time these two teams met Fulham pulled off the upset, getting their first win over their neighbours in almost 17 years. Prior to that, the home side had won the last seven matches between the sides. With such a one-sided history in this fixture, the momentum tips in the favour of the Blues.
Chelsea vs Fulham Prediction
While Marco Silva’s charges pulled out a victory last time, they are unlikely to repeat that feat. Not only has their opposition strengthened mightily, but they’ve been playing better as a team. While Potter’s side will need time to properly gel their new signings should provide enough talent and firepower to get the win here. Our prediction is a 3-1 win for the home team.
Chelsea vs Fulham Betting Odds
Chelsea are the favourites with SkyBet with their odds of winning currently sitting at 4/7. The visitors are strong underdogs at 19/4 odds.