Chelsea make the short trip to Craven Cottage on Saturday for a west London derby against Fulham in the Premier League.
Scott Parker’s side are struggling with just one win at home all season, which came against West Brom – one of the two sides who are currently below them in the table.
The Cottagers have not beaten their more illustrious neighbours in any competition for 15 years and bet365 offer them at 13/2 (7.50) to record what would be a famous victory.
Chelsea, for their part, can be backed at 2/5 (1.40) to pick up their fourth away win this term, while the draw is priced at 7/2 (4.50).
The Blues could welcome back both Reece James and Andreas Christensen, neither of whom have been available so far this year.N’Golo Kante missed the FA Cup win over Morecambe last weekend with a hamstring issue but could feature here.
Fulham have no major injury issues.
Wednesday night’s 1-1 result atTottenham saw Parker’s men record their fifth consecutive draw, a run which has also seen them pick up a point against champions Liverpool.
Despite sitting very firmly in the relegation zone,Fulham have a similar defensive record to their west London rivals – conceding just three more goals than the Blues’ total of 21.
Chelsea, however, have scored more than double the amount of goals thantheir neighbours and have had a full week to prepare for this clash.
The Blues’ squad isbetter equipped to deal with a challenging fixture schedule and there should be some interest in backing them to get back to winning ways in a fixture which traditionally sees them triumph.
Chelsea to win and under 3.5 goals in the game is priced at 5/4 (2.25) and has paid out in the Blues’ recent visits to struggling Burnley and Newcastle.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com