helsea are looking for revenge over Fulham as the London rivals meet again in the Premier League just three weeks after a shock win for the Cottagers.
Willian and Carlos Vinicius both scored, as Chelsea debutant Joao Felix was sent off on his debut, in a rare win for Fulham over their west London neighbours last monhth.
Chelsea remain two points behind Fulham ahead of Thursday’s game but have since added signed the likes of Mykhailo Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez, the latter being in line for his own debut.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Fulham is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Friday, February 3, 2023.
The match will take place at Stamford Bridge in London.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Fulham
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.
Chelsea vs Fulham team news
Chelsea will be able to hand a debut to the most expensive player in British football history, Enzo Fernandez, as he has been registered in time. It is likely to be off the bench, if at all.
Joao Felix is still suspended, serving the third of his three-match ban for his sending off against Fulham last month. Mudryk should start after a lively cameo against Liverpool last time out and should line up alongside Kai Havertz and Mason Mount up top.
Ben Chilwell and Reece James are nearing returns from injury, but Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Armando Broja and Denis Zakaria are still out.
Fulham have a clean bill of health, beyond longer-term absentee Neesken Kebano. January signings Sasa Lukic and Cedric Soares are in line to make their debuts.
Chelsea vs Fulham prediction
Chelsea, you would hope, will have renewed hope and purpose now the January transfer window has closed with them firmly stocked up on talent – it’s just down to Graham Potter to make it all work.
Fulham are extremely well-drilled and will prove a tough test – just ask Chelsea! – but I fancy the Blues to have the edge in front of a no doubt giddy home crowd. This game is rarely high-scoring, so any will should be narrow.
Chelsea to win, 1-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 19
Fulham wins: 2
Chelsea vs Fulham match odds
Enzo Fernandez to score: 11/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).