Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Fulham FC

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Chelsea FC have certainly had a “dramatic” 2019 to say the least. Perhaps Fulham FC is the perfect opponent right now for the weekend Premier League fixture. Fulham have only emerged victorious once in their past 32 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, and that was 13 years ago.

Since that 1-0 result in favor of the Craven Cottagers, it’s been 17 (10W, 7D) straight unbeaten for the Blues. It’s hard to really call this a West London derby, because all rivalries, by definition, are relatively balanced somewhat.

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Meanwhile this series has been as lopsided as it get, and with Fulham now essentially doomed to go down at the end of the season, it’s hard to see just how ambitious they can truly get for a fixture where they will be overmatched.

Let’s take a look at who Maurizio Sarri could slot in his first team, as he strives to keep the dominance going over a side that is now 10 points from safety.

The Bank Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Fulham

Attack: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Gonzalo Higuain, Willian

Midfield: Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Ross Barkley

Defense: Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Emerson Palmieri

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga

 

Chelsea FC vs Fulham FYIs

Kickoff: Thursday, March 3rd, 2:05 pm, Craven Cottage

Google Result Probability:  Chelsea win 64%, Draw 21%, Fulham win 15%

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Recent form in Premier League: Fulham  LWLLLL    Chelsea  WLLWLW

Odds via Bet Fair: Chelsea 8/15, Draw 7/2, Fulham 6/1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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  1. The way sarri loves jorginho its just too much why can’t he use ampadu and rest jorginho, its now kinda boring.To top it all cheek is far much better than barely, hr should start him

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