Game:- Chelsea vs Fulham
Competition :- Barclays Premier League
Venue :- Stamford Bridge
Date :- Wednesday, 10 November 2010
KO time:- 19:45 BST
League leaders Chelsea entertain Mark Hughes’ Fulham in what promises to be a mouth-watering west London derby. Hughes had considerable success against Chelsea as a City manager. Will he be able to replicate it with the Cottagers? Check out the odds at our preferred partners Bet365 for this one!
Chelsea – last few games – most recent on top
v. Liverpool (Loss 0-2)
v. Spartak Moscow (Win 4-1) Anelka, Drogba, Ivanovic*2
v. Blackburn (Win 2-1) Anelka, Ivanovic
Chelsea would be hoping to get back to winning ways after a disappointing 0-2 loss at Anfield. Chelsea were found out in the middle of the park against Liverpool. Both Frank Lampard and Michael Essien are expected to return for this home tie against Fulham.Their presence would add much needed bite to the Chelsea midfield. Didier Drogba had fever the night before Chelsea’s Anfield trip; he will be expected to take his starting spot in the first eleven. Chelsea have a fully fit squad apart from the availability of Yossi Benayoun who is still a long term absentee.
Fulham– last few games – most recent game on top
v. Aston Villa (Draw 1-1) Hangeland
v. Wigan (Win 2-0) Dempsey *2
v. West Brom (Loss 1-2) Carson (og)
Fulham are thirteenth in the league and are steadily climbing up the table. Their march is likely to be halted though at the Bridge. Mark Hughes has a fully fit squad at his disposal. Clint Dempsey is in rich vein of form. Andy Johnson is also pushing for a place in the first eleven after lengthy spells on the sidelines due to injury. The experience of Murphy and Davies may well prove to be very crucial as Fulham would have to scrap for full ninety minutes at the Bridge.
Match Verdict: Chelsea 2-0 Fulham (Drogba, Malouda)
You can’t keep a good team down for long. Chelsea would leave no stone unturned to get back to winning ways and consolidate their stranglehold on the BPL title!