Chelsea face Fulham - preview

Chelsea face Fulham in the Premier League and we can tell you all the team news, as well as how to watch this London derby.

The two teams played out a very entertaining match when they last met, with Fulham winning 2-1 after Portuguese star Joao Felix got sent off on his Chelsea debut. The forward signed on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Fulham are doing a lot better than expected, and it would add a lot of unnecessary pressure on Blues manager Graham Potter should they lose again to their London rivals this season.

This is set up for a cracking match in England’s top flight, and we cannot see how it plays out when the two meet.

When do Chelsea play Fulham?

The two London Premier League sides will meet on Friday 3rd February 2023. This will be the first match of game week 22, and kick-off for the game is at 8 PM GMT. With the game being Friday Night Football, many will no doubt be excited to see the outcome.

Where will Fulham vs Chelsea be played?

The match sees Chelsea as the home side and due to this, the game will be played in London at Stamford Bridge. The closest tube station to this stadium is Fulham Broadway and it is easily accessible on the district line.

How can you watch Chelsea vs Fulham?

Those in the United Kingdom will be delighted to hear that they can watch this game live as it has been selected for coverage. This Friday Night Football game will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League (both available in HD). This can either be watched on your TV or via your Playstation consolemobile phone or laptop/computer.

What TV Channel is Chelsea vs Fulham on?

As mentioned, this game is available on two Sky Sports channels – Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. The TV Channels for this on Sky boxes is 401 and 402, whilst for those with Virgin boxes, it will be on channels 501 and 502.

How can you live stream the Fulham vs Chelsea match?

Premier League matches on Sky Sports are easy to watch; however, there are a few terms and conditions that you need to follow.

First of all, you need to pay for a subscription just like Sky Sports on TV. If you already pay for Sky Sports, you can log onto the website. Once you have logged in, it will be available to watch immediately. Sky Sports costs £33.99 a month.

You can also watch Sky Sports through NOWTV. This live-streaming service works with Sky to give people the chance to pay for match day passes if they do not want to pay per month. A day pass is available for £11.98, which also includes a month’s worth of the mobile-only service.

Chelsea vs Fulham team news

N’Golo KanteBen ChilwellArmando BrojaChristian Pulisic and Edouard Mendy have been sidelined for a while and the worrying thing is that there is no possible return dates for any of these players. Raheem Sterling and Denis Zakaria could return in the middle of February.

Wesley Fofana and Reece James are close to returning, and will face a late fitness test before the Fulham match; however, this match may come to soon for them. Joao Felix has one last game left in his suspension.

Meanwhile, Fulham are in a better position as they only have one player missing for this match. Neeskens Kebano is injured for the foreseeable.

Predicted Lineups

With Chelsea having a lot of issues, their team is a lot easier to predict, and we believe it could be filled with some youth as well as some experienced stars.

Meanwhile, Fulham will be hoping players like Aleksandr Mitrovic on playing at their best as they need to in order to get something out of the game.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Gallagher, Kovacic; Mudryk, Chukwuemeka, Mount; Havertz

Predicted Fulham XI: Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Palhiniha, Reed; Reid, Pereira, Willian; Mitrovic

Head-to-Head Record

The two English sides have played each other 31 times in the Premier League and they have been dominated by the Blues. Fulham have won twice, Chelsea have won 19 times and there has been 10 draws, via Premier League.

Last Five Premier League Meetings

  • 2nd December 2018: Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
  • 3rd March 2019: Fulham 1-2 Chelsea
  • 16th January 2021: Fulham 0-1 Chelsea
  • 1st May 2021: Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
  • 12th January 2023: Fulham 2-1 Chelsea

As you can see, a lot of goals are produced in these matches and we are definitely hoping for more of the same when the two clash on Friday.

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