Chelsea vs Fulham Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on November 28, 2012

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Chelsea welcome West London neighbours Fulham to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night looking to reignite their title hopes.

Rafael Benitez will be hope to secure his first win since being installed as interim boss at Stamford Bridge after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City in his first game in charge.

The result leaves the Blues without a win in their last five league games and now sit fourth in the table, five points off leaders Man Utd.

Like the hosts, Fulham are also winless in their last five encounters and lost their last two on the bounce including Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Stoke City, so Martin Jol will be desperate for a result against their rivals tonight.

However, the Cottagers have a poor recent record at the Bridge having won none of their last 15 visits.

Team News

Chelsea will continue to be without the services of captain John Terry, who’s out with a knee injury. Boss Benitez will also be without Frank Lampard who remains out with a calf problem, while striker Daniel Sturridge is also out with a hamstring strain.

Defender Gary Cahill has recovered from illness but is likely to start from the bench as the home side stick with the same back four that kept a clean sheet against the champions on Sunday.

Fulham have a number of key men missing for the trip including captain Brede Hangeland, who serves a three match ban. Alex Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz and Kieran Richardson are all missing with hamstring problems, while Simon Davies remains out with a hip injury

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

The pressure is on Rafa Benitez with large sections of supporters disgruntled at his appointment, but tonight’s game represents a good opportunity for the Spaniard to get some fans on-side. Fulham are on a poor run and Chelsea are on a 12-match unbeaten run against them, and we can see the home side winning this one. Chelsea 2-0 Fulham.

What would your team be and what’s your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section.

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13 Comments

  1. Walex

    November 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Fullham will win 3to1

  2. jazuliibrahim

    November 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    We miss di matteo

  3. Akan

    November 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Chelsea will win by 4-0

  4. Benjamin chacha

    November 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Chelsea will win against fulham,nway let awa strikers avoid too much dribling bt score frm far we r interested with goals not styles neva tink of reversing Torres into his former peak instead we need smart strikers like Falcao,cavani ,fellain&defoe

  5. Abolarin oluwafemi

    November 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Chelsea 3-1 fulham

  6. Abolarin oluwafemi

    November 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Chelsea is goin 2 win this match 3-0 fulham

  7. Abolarin oluwafemi

    November 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Chelsea is goin 2 win this match 3-1 fulham

  8. Temitorpe tosyn

    November 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Chel will win tonite’s match by 2 0…but d sacking of di matteo is not ideal at this point of time.

  9. Quadri Olamilekan

    November 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    chelsea is going 2 win 3-1

  10. Iyamu kingsley

    November 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    A must win 4 chelsea atleast 1-0

  11. Weezy

    November 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Chelsea will win 3;0 and i pray tores should score

  12. KAZEEM ADEDOKUN

    November 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Chelsea 3 Fullam 0

  13. afolabi olushola

    November 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Chelsea is going to win this match by the special grace of God. Let me anticipate like 3:0.chelsea needed atleast 4 players listed below Llorente or falcao,dimao,william and one defender that is playing 3 and we should sell torres. Up blues! Blues for life

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