Tip Fulham - Chelsea
Chelsea will attempt to revive their Premier League title challenge this week when they travel to Craven Cottage for a match against Fulham. The Blues are ninth in the tabl and now six points off the final Champions League place. Meanwhile, Fulham are 18th in the table, two points from safety but with a couple of games in hand.. Fulham have no wins in their last six league games but it's not as bad as it sounds. Their last five league games have all been drawn, the latest being a 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Wednesday. They have also held Liverpool and Southampton to draws. Each of their last seven league and cup games have had under 2.5 goals scored. Only three goals have ben conceded in the last six which is a big improvement on their early season defensive problems. Scott Parker's side is unbeaten in four of their previous five home games, keeping clean sheets in three. The last two have ended goalless but they have still only had one home league win this season.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 17 meetings against Fulham, their last defeat in this fixture coming in 2006. While that is a long run, four losses in Chelsea's last six Premier League matches may bolster belief in Parker's men that they can end that victory drought. Frank Lampard is under immense pressure, and anything but a win will only add to the discussion of Chelsea replacing him. The Blues have failed to win five of their eight away matches in the Premier League. Big-money attacking additions are struggling for Chelsea. It is a gelling period which Lampard cannot afford. Three of Chelsea's last six away league matches featured fewer than three goals. We suggest backing this game to have under 2.5 goals.
Key points Fulham - Chelsea
Chelsea lost their last three away matches in the Premier League.
Three of Chelsea's previous six away league matches have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Fulham's last six Premier League matches have all had under 2.5 goals.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 17 matches against Fulham.
Conclusion Fulham - Chelsea
Chelsea have looked bereft of ideas and identity in recent matches. There isn't a team in the league who couldn't cause them trouble when they're in that form. We see this match having few goals. Back under 2.5 to be scored in the game with Fulham's defence having shown recent improvement.
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Fulham Chelsea Prediction published on January 15, 2021