Premier League Preview: Fulham vs Chelsea Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 2)
- Chelsea claimed a rare win in midweek as they edged out Brighton in the EFL Cup
- Fulham hoping to extend their unbeaten run to three matches at Craven Cottage
The first West London derby of the new Premier League season will be the final match in this round of fixtures. Chelsea picked up a morale-boosting success in the EFL Cup in midweek, but they will be hoping to transfer that form to the league on Monday when they come up against Fulham.
How To Watch
- When: Monday, October 2, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: Craven Cottage, London, England
- How To Watch: NBC
It hasn’t been the start to the season that Mauricio Pochettino would have been hoping for at Chelsea, as the Blues already find themselves sitting 14th in the league standings. They have picked up just a single victory from their six matches in the Premier League so far, with their only win coming against Luton at Stamford Bridge.
However, Chelsea put in a much-improved display in their most recent fixture, as they landed a 1-0 home win against Brighton in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. Nicolas Jackson was the match-winner in that game, as the striker scored the winner in the second half. Pochettino has promised that the goal will kickstart the striker’s career at the club.
Fulham come into this fixture sitting higher in the league standings than their rivals, as they could move into the top half with a victory on Monday. The Cottagers are unbeaten across their last two matches in the competition, with their most recent outing ending in a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last Saturday.
However, like Chelsea, Fulham enjoyed a fine midweek outing in the EFL Cup, as they secured their place in the fourth round with a 2-1 home win against Norwich. The Cottagers opened the scoring after just 12 minutes, before Alex Iwobi netted his first goal for the club with just 18 minutes remaining.
Fulham vs Chelsea Prediction
Fulham have won just once in their last 19 matches against Chelsea across all competitions. However, that win was recorded in this exact fixture last season. This is likely to be a low-scoring affair between the two West London rivals, but we could see Chelsea getting their season back on track with a narrow win on the road.