Ace Football previews the Premier League game between Chelsea and Fulham who meet up on Friday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
Chelsea play host to Fulham when the local rivals team up for another spicy derby in Premier League this coming Friday at Stamford Bridge. More than points are at stake in this tense encounter.
A glance at the Premier League table reveals the current difference between the teams is two points and three places.
Team form: Chelsea vs Fulham
Chelsea collected four points from their previous three matches, as they were defeated 2-1 against Fulham. They retaliated in a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace, before drawing 0-0 with Liverpool. In their last six Premier League home matches, the Blues have three wins, while they’ve drawn one and lost two. They scored seven and conceded three goals.
Fulham came away from their previous three games with just one point, as they lost 1-0 against Newcastle. A 0-1 defeat against Tottenham followed, before a 1-1 draw with Sunderland. The Cottagers won three of a possible six away matches in the Premier League, as well as playing zero draws and suffering three defeats. They scored nine while also conceding eight times.
Betting stats for Chelsea and Fulham
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Chelsea and Fulham. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- In 25 of the last 27 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 12 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 9 of the last 11 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 5 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 4 of the last 5 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In the last 11 Fulham matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Fulham have won 3 of the last 4 away matches without conceding a goal
- In the last 5 Fulham away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Fulham have scored in 9 of the last 10 away matches
- In the last 3 Fulham away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Players to watch: Chelsea vs Fulham
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Kai Havertz, who is performing well for Chelsea. He found the back of the net twice in his most recent Premier League outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Fulham. The visitors will be looking to Aleksandar Mitrovic to find the net once again, after managing two Premier League goals for Fulham in recent matches.
Betting markets: Chelsea vs Fulham
Chelsea claimed a modest five wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in two of the games, whilst losing three. Fulham won five of their last 10 games away, drew zero, and lost five of the games in this run. Chelsea have beaten Fulham in 3 consecutive home league meetings
Both teams to score
Chelsea scored first in six of their last ten home games. Fulham scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Of the previous 10 outings, the Cottagers scored the opening goal six times, whereas Chelsea were first on target in three of their last 10 games. Chelsea have scored in 8 consecutive league meetings with Fulham.
Over 2.5 goals happened in two of Chelsea’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Fulham’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches.
Recommended tip: Chelsea vs Fulham
To sum up, the upcoming match between Chelsea and Fulham seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Premier League game.