Chelsea vs Fulham Football Predictions and Betting Tips
Chelsea vs Fulham Football Predictions and Betting Summary: On Saturday, Fulham is all set to host the 2016-17 Premier League champions Chelsea at home to get themselves of out of the relegation zone.
Betting platforms currently predict a comfortable victory for Chelsea.
We are in agreement with this prediction. Even though Chelsea have struggled in recent matches, they have a clear edge on the attack. The game is likely to be a low scoring game given Fulham’s tenacity on the defence.
Chelsea vs Fulham Football Predictions and Betting Summary
Chelsea haven’t looked in the best of forms in the recent past which their rivals would like to exploit whereas Fulham would be looking to play attacking football on Friday to get themselves 3 important points.
Chelsea vs Fulham Football Predictions and Betting: Offensive and Defensive stats
Attack and Mid-field:
Chelsea have scored nearly 2 goals per game while Fulham less than 1 goal per game. However, in the last 5 games, Chelsea have scored at a much lower 1.4 per game. Fulham on the other hand have also been underperforming scoring just 2 goals in the last 5 Premier league games
Looking at the attack of Fulham, the likes of Kamara and Cavaleiro will have to convert the chances created by the other attackers.
Aboubakar Kamara is enjoying 77.6% success in passes but has managed just 1 goal in 10 appearances along with 0.4 shots on target per game.
Ivan Cavaleiro need to find the next gear against Chelsea as the Portugal forward is undergoing a quiet season with one goal in 13 games.
The duo will have to be supported by Ademola Lookman who has also been below par with 2 goals and 2 assists in 13 outings with a pass accuracy of 81.9%.
Tammy Abraham was rightfully benched in place of Olivier Giroud who is in imperious touch with 14 goals in 24 appearances. In addition to 69.7% pass-accuracy he has 1.7 shots per game, 0.3 key passes and 0.1 dribbles per game so far.
Hakim Ziyech has been a prime candidate in the forward who creates chances by giving key passes. He has 5 goals and 3 assists in 19 games along with 77.9% pass accuracy and 1.3 shots on target.
Timo Werner has 14 goals and 6 assists in 33 games with 79.1% success in passes in addition to 2.2 shots on target and 0.8 key passes per game so far.
When it comes to defence, Fulham have conceded just 4 goals in the last 5 games while Chelsea have conceded 9 goals. Overall, Chelsea and Fulham have scored almost the same number of Goals.
The Fulham team has a bunch of talented defenders in Andersen, Aina and Adarabioyo, but have failed to make a huge impact in majority of the games so far.
Joachim Andersen is an excellent passer with close to 80.8% success and 5 clears per match but falls victim to a handful of fouls regularly.
Ola Aina has been decent for the side whose strength lies in dribbling and ball interceptions. He has 79.5% pass success and 1.5 tackles per match along with 3.1 clears in 16 outings so far.
Tosin Adarabioyo has been a weak tackler in the eleven who has 85.9% pass accuracy and is exceptional in aerial duels winning 2.1 per game this season.
For Chelsea, the combo of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet.
Kurt Zouma has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and ball interceptions. He has 0.5 tackles, 4.5 clears, 3.5 aerials and 90.2% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva will be the experienced hand in the backline. In the 12 premier league games he has been part of, he managed 1.5 interceptions, 3.7 clears and 0.7 blocks per game along with 92.7% pass completion rate.
Ben Chilwell is an important signing for the team who has shown his versatility with his invaluable contribution. He has 3 goals and 4 assists in 21 games along with 81% pass success and 1 interception per game so far.
Chelsea vs Fulham Football Predictions and Betting: Predicted line-ups
The predicted lineup for this clash, according to FantasyFootballscout is as follows:
Fulham (Starting XI): Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Pulisic.
Chelsea (Starting XI): Areola, Aina, Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo, Reid, Zambo Anguissa, Lemina, Robinson, Cairney, Cavaleiro and Lookman.
Chelsea vs Fulham Football Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Fulham have been below par in most of their games so far that has put them into the relegation zone. They are currently in 18th place with 2 victories and 8 losses in 11 outings and are living dangerously if they don’t find a way to win games.
After their 2nd win against Leicester, they lost to Manchester City but drew the next four games to secure 4 points. In order to save themselves to get demoted to the EFL Championship, it is significant for them to put up a strong fight.
On the other hand, Chelsea who were looking like strong contenders didn’t have the best of the endings to the pandemic struck year as they faced unexpected losses against Everton, Wolves and Arsenal in December.
With a win against West Ham and a draw against Aston Villa, Chelsea was able to secure just 4 points out of 18 in the las six games that has proven to be heavily counter-productive for the giants. In their last outing, they were thrashed by Manchester City with a 3-1 margin pushing them down to 9th spot in the points table.
Chelsea vs Fulham Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head:
Matches: 31: Chelsea: 19 Fulham: 1 Draw: 11
Last 5 games: Fulham – 0, Chelsea – 5, Draw – 0.
Recent Meeting: Fulham faced defeat at the hands of Chelsea with a 2-1 margin in a premier league fixture at home.
Chelsea vs Fulham Predictions and betting: Predicted winner
The Chelsea vs Fulham predictions and betting experts are expecting Chelsea to come on top with the home side having very little chance going into the clash.
According to FCTables, it has given 62% chance of victory to Chelsea whereas Fulham have got a sleek chance at 14%.
Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested the Blues to be in the driver seat at 11/20 whereas Fulham are far behind at 11/2.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have gone on to give 19% chance for the hosts to pull off an upset whereas the giants have a huge advantage of 58% in this battle.