Fulham v Chelsea: match preview

This particular London derby will not catch Scott Parker by surprise, although he would not complain overly if Fulham carve out a similar result to the point at Tottenham. They have drawn five games in succession and another positive outcome is clearly not beyond them; Chelsea, for their part, have had a fortnight to stew on their chastening defeat by Manchester City and need to bounce back. Frank Lampard will hope Timo Werner’s goal against Morecambe might point the way towards better things for both his expensive signing and ailing side. Nick Ames

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Craven Cottage

Last season n/a

Referee Peter Bankes

This season G6 Y23 R1 4 cards/game

Odds H 6-1 A 1-2 D 7-2


Subs from Rodak, Fabri, Le Marchand, Kongolo, Ream, Hector, Odoi, Christie, Bryan, Kebano, Mitrovic, Kamara

Doubtful Mitrovic (back)

Injured Cairney (knee, unknown), Lemina (knock, unknown)

Suspended None

Unavailable Loftus-Cheek (loan terms)

Discipline Y33 R2


Leading scorer Decordova-Reid 4


Subs from Caballero, Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Christensen, Rüdiger, Emerson, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pulisic, Abraham, Giroud, Ajorin

Doubtful Christensen (knee), James (hamstring)

Injured None

Suspended Kanté (one match)

Discipline Y23 R1


Leading scorer Abraham 6