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Monday Night Football sees Chelsea travel to Fulham in the West London derby as two bottom-half sides do battle.  

Chelsea have been the subject of much debate this season, their record-breaking transfer spree providing little improvement on the pitch. Mauricio Pochettino has had to contend with a large number of injuries but that still doesn’t excuse one win and five goals from their opening six matches – and one of those matches was a 3-0 win against newly promoted Luton Town.  

Fulham will be looking to pile more misery on their more illustrious opposition and do better in a local derby having been spanked 3-0 at home by Brentford on matchday two. Their season has been hit-and-miss to date, with Brentford and Man City hitting them hard but at Arsenal showed what the side are capable of.  

This game finishes an extraordinary Premier League weekend and victory for either side will only add to the stories written. Read on below to learn all the key details you need ahead of the game and ensure you’re clued up when creating a winning Fulham vs Chelsea bet builder.  

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FULHAM VS CHELSEA PREDICTED LINEUPS 

Fulham could be unchanged 

Marco Silva has had to contend with some longer-term injuries but the only fresh issue is Calvin Bassey, who was struck down during their EFL Cup win against Norwich City. He was already playing second fiddle to the vastly experienced Tim Ream and Silva has every reason to stick with the same side that drew against Crystal Palace in the league – that means Harry Wilson and Alex Iwobi, who provided an assist and gaol respectively on Wednesday, continuing to bide their time.  

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No striker and no right-back for Poch 

The Chelsea unavailable list continues to grow. Joining Fofana, Chalobah, Lavia, James, Madueke, Nkunku, Chukwuemeka and Badiashile are now Chilwell (hamstring), Gusto and Jackson (both suspended). Pochettino needs to turn water into wine. Marc Cucurella may be tasked with performing out of position at right-back again while Raheem Sterling could be moved to main striking role with Cole Palmer towards the right.  

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FULHAM VS CHELSEA TEAM STATS 

Fulham struggling for attacking form 

Marco Silva’s Fulham side were pretty ruthless last season in comparison to their underlying numbers and they aren’t proving particularly strong going forward once more, failing to have more than ten shots in five of their six games – the outlier being at home vs Luton Town. They have at least tightened up this side of the international break, conceded seven or fewer in their last three outings. Only Crystal Palace have stopped them having three or more corners while they’ve picked up two or more cards in every game and four or more against Brentford, Arsenal and Man City.  

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Chelsea hugely underperforming 

Chelsea have managed a minimum of 1.3 xG in all six league games. They have had ten or more shots in every game and four or more shots on target in four of those, the outliers coming in games where they managed 21 and 16 shots at goal. Defensively, they have given up 11 or more shots in five of their league games, conceded three or more shots on target in four of the last five – they don’t give up big xG but they give teams a chance. As for cards, they have picked up two or more in every game and drawn three or more on five occasions.  

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FULHAM VS CHELSEA SHOTS AND SHOTS ON TARGET  stats

Palhinha a surprise goal threat 

Joao Palhinha was wanted by Bayern Munich this summer because of how strong of a defensive midfielder he is but he’s apparently a goal threat too. The Portuguese international has managed a shot in four of his five starts in all competitions and two or more in three of those, including against Arsenal. He’s 2/7 to have a single shot and 6/4 to try his luck twice. Willian is another to look at – he has had eight shots in his last three appearances and can be backed to shoot twice at 8/11.  

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More Sterling efforts?  

Raheem Sterling is the forward providing most for Chelsea and the reliance on the England man will grow again here with no Jackson around. He has taken 14 shots at goal in his last five league appearances, including three or more against Luton, Forest and Bournemouth – he’s 11/8 to have three or more. Enzo Fernandez is doing his best to support, the Argentinian making the most of his advanced role to have a shot in every game and four against Luton and Forest.  

 

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FULHAM VS CHELSEA GOALS AND ASSISTS  stats

Fulham need somebody to stand up and be counted 

Nobody for Fulham has scored more than once – the Aleksander Mitrovic hole is not easily filled by one man. Surprisingly, it’s not Raul Jimenez or Carlos Vinicius top of the xG list – it’s versatile forward Bobby Reid and centre-back Tim Ream – the two players to have accrued more than 1 xG. If you take that seriously, Reid is 9/2 and Ream 22/1 to score anytime.  

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Will somebody stand up for Chelsea? 

Like Fulham, Chelsea are sorely lacking a goal threat. At least Raheem Sterling has two goals and is just about overperforming against his xG – he’s seen as the man most likely to score at 21/10. Enzo Fernandez is the only other man available that is comparing to him with 1.7 xG from his 5.6 90’s – you can back the Argentinian to score his first goal of the season at 9/2.  

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FULHAM CARDS AND FOULS stats

Captain Ream not Tim-id in the challenge 

Tim Ream has generally been calm but when he has struggled, he’s struggled badly – committing three fouls vs Crystal Palace and being sent off for two bookings against Brentford. Raheem Sterling will hope to make it a third tough outing. Joao Palhinha is the real villain for Fulham, the defensive midfielder committing two or more fouls in three outings in all competitions and five on international duty for Portugal.  

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Sterling to be at the centre of ream’s attention

As noted above, Ream will find himself up against Sterling on Monday. He has been fouled in every league game, twice or more in four and each of his last three. Good luck, Tim. Does that mean Antonee Robinson is getting a more leisurely ride? Perhaps not – Cole Palmer should step into the side and he has been fouled in his last three, as well three times by Brighton in midweek.  

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CHELSEA CARDS AND FOULS stats

Chelsea love a midfield battle 

With Nicolas Jackson out, roughing up the opposition is very much on the midfield now, it seems. Moises Caicedo has committed two fouls in three of his four league starts. Conor Gallagher has committed a foul in five of his six league games. Enzo Fernandez has committed a foul in four of his six. The latter is the one the bookies haven’t jumped on yet – he’s available at 8/15 to commit a single foul.  

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reed ready to fight

That could come to fruition because two of the Fulham XI that have been fouled more than once are their two deep-lying midfielders Harrison Reed and Joao Palhinha. The latter has been fouled in every single game he has played this season, including twice against both Crystal Palace and Norwich City. Reed, meanwhile, drew fouls against Everton, Man City and Palace.  

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Fulham vs Chelsea Bet Builder tips and Picks of the pack

In a fixture that appears to be very tough to call, we think we have found some value in our selections, however, make sure to swap any of our picks with your own in order to create your optimal Fulham vs Chelsea Bet Builder.

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Fulham vs Chelsea

Calendar 2nd October
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Football icon Raheem Sterling to have 2 or more shots
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• Chelsea have had at least 10 or more shots in every league game
• Sterling has had 14 shots in five league appearances
• Sterling should start as the main striker meaning he’s closer to the opposition goal

Football icon Enzo Fernandez to commit 1 or more fouls
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• Fernandez has committed a foul in four of his six league starts
• Fernandez up against Palhinha, who has been fouled in every game, and Reed, who has drawn fouls in three

Football icon Fulham over 2.5 Cards
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• Fulham have received two or more cards in every league game and three or more in three – against their best three opponents
• Chelsea have drawn three or more cards in five of their six league matches
• Referee Tim Robinson has handed out 11 cards in two Premier League matches this season

Football icon Chelsea over 3.5 Corners
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• Chelsea have had at least four corners in every league game
• Fulham have conceded four or more corners in four of their league matches

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