CHELSEA v Fulham: Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: Wednesday, 28 November

Kick-off: 19.45

 

A midweek derby against Fulham that sees Martin Jol and Rafa Benitez in opposing dugouts, we’re in for an ugly night!

We may have looked tighter defensively against City at the weekend but offered no more going forward and after 5 games without a win, we’re putting ourselves under increasing pressure every week now.

Fulham meanwhile, won’t be wanting to lose three in succession either, so they won’t be coming to roll over tonight.

 

 

MANAGERS’ VIEWS

Going into tonight’s game, Benitez says…….nothing of any consequence.

Fulham manager Martin Jol meanwhile, says “I feel it is a must-win game for them. They have to probably win, to have a result, tomorrow otherwise that will be problematic.”

 

 

SQUAD NEWS

For Chelsea, John Terry (knee), Frank Lampard (calf) and Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) all remain out although Gary Cahill has recovered from illness that kept him on the bench Sunday.

For Fulham, Alex Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz, Kieran Richardson (all hamstring) and Simon Davies (hip) are all missing the through injury.  Brede Hangeland is banned although Kerim Frei is available after a loan spell at Cardiff.

 

 

TEAMS

CHELSEA (Possible line-up): Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Ramires; Oscar, Hazard, Moses; Torres

FULHAM (Possible line-up): Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hughes, Riise; Sidwell, Baird, Duff, Rodallega; Petric, Berbatov

 

 

LAST SEASON

Chelsea 1-1 Fulham (26th December 2011)

 

 

PREDICTION

Fulham haven’t beaten us in the last 32 league and cup meetings in a run stretching over 33 years, but then the last 3 have been drawn, so I won’t be expecting anything resembling an exciting return to form from us tonight!

4 Responses to “CHELSEA v Fulham: Preview”

  1. (lets go chelsea) the team i do peak for tonight!) P,CECH,A,COLE’ G’CAHILL’ B,IVANOVIC’ C,AZPILICUETA’ J,MIKEL’ OSCAR’ E,HAZARD’ V,MOSES’ M,MARIN. Marin should be giving a chance bcause mata look at of form and moses should start

  2. (lets go chelsea) the team i do peak for tonight!) P,CECH,A,COLE’ G’CAHILL’ B,IVANOVIC’ C,AZPILICUETA’ J,MIKEL’ OSCAR’ E,HAZARD’ V,MOSES’ M,MARIN. F,TORRES Marin should be giving a chance bcause mata look at of form and moses should start

  3. Stupid tactics and we got more and more desperate as game wore on. Transfer market couldn’t come sooner.

  4. 2 clean sheets, cant argue, no goals wonder why, i know cause legend thats rdm went into season with “only” 2 strikers.