[Teams] Fulham vs Chelsea: Confirmed line-ups from Craven Cottage

By on March 3, 2019

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Chelsea will be looking to keep the pressure on the top four with a win over west London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

Maurizio Sarri has recalled Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks with Willy Caballero dropping out after the Chelsea number one was axed for the win over Tottenham in midweek. Emerson Palmeiri also gets a recall at left-back with Marcos Alonso making way.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger are joined by Andreas Christensen with David Luiz dropping to the bench. Ross Barkley starts alongside Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in midfield with Mateo Kovacic named on the bench.

Willian is preferred to Pedro in attack with the Brazilian international linking-up with Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain meaning Olivier Giroud and Callum Hudson-Odoi have to make do with placed among the subs.

Scott Parker has named his first side since becoming Fulham’s temporary manager and the former midfielder has handed a recall to Ryan Sessegnon.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Fulham

Rico, Nordveit, Ream, Odoi, Sessegnon, Chambers, McDonald, Cairney, Bryan, Babel, Mitrovic

Subs: Fabri, Le Marchand, Christie, Seri, Anguissa, Ayite, Vietto

Chelsea

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Willian, Higuain, Hazard

Subs: Caballero, Luiz, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Giroud

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