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Chelsea vs Fulham betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Chelsea is on the cusp of reaching the final of the Champions League after a credible 1-1 result away at Real Madrid in midweek and looks to continue their hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League. The Blues welcome Fulham who are on the outside looking in regarding relegation while having earned just one point in their five league outings.
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Chelsea vs Fulham betting tips

This article covers Chelsea vs Fulham betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Chelsea 1/2

o – Draw 16/5

o – Fulham 11/2

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Chelsea vs Fulham: Match details

Match: Chelsea vs Fulham

Competition: Premier League

Date: May 1, 2021

Kick-off time: 5:30 pm, May 1, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Fulham betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Joachim Andersen of Fulham (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 19, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

The odds are firmly stacked in Thomas Tuchel’s corner when Chelsea welcomes visiting Fulham to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues are coming in on the back of a credible away draw against Real Madrid in midweek, and though changes are expected to their matchday XI, they should still have enough to take all three points off the Cottagers. Fulham has not won in their last five in the Premier League, though Scott Parker was mere seconds away from a huge 1-0 against Arsenal last weekend if not for a last-gasp stoppage-time equalizer from Eddie Nketiah. Fulham will create their chances as they usually do, but Chelsea should see this one out in relative comfort overall.

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Correct Score: Chelsea 2-0

Most probably view this Chelsea side under Thomas Tuchel as being drastically improved on a tactical level, and in that light, the German headmaster is likely to set the Blues up in a manner that should limit the amount of chances Fulham will be able to generate. Unlike in their draw against Arsenal that saw the Gunners are more open at the back, Chelsea is an outfit that is far better drilled in all phases of play, and even if there is heavy rotation in the matchday XI, should still have enough to bag a couple of goals. Fulham would make it easy, but Chelsea should be good for a comfortable win.

To Score First: Kai Havertz

With the expected changes to Chelsea’s matchday XI with the second-leg against Real Madrid just over the other side of the hill, Kai Havertz is reintroduced into the team considering both Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic featured in Madrid. Tammy Abraham could also be given a run-out instead of the German prodigy, but should the former Leverkusen forward be trusted at the weekend, he could take his improved form of late and parlay it into a goal given the lack of real goal threats that may be in the team at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea vs Fulham – recent form and head to head statistics

Chelsea FC vs Fulham FC form
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Manchester City FC vs Chelsea FC - 1:2
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Chelsea FC vs Real Madrid - 2:0
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Chelsea FC vs Fulham FC - 2:0
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea FC - 1:1
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West Ham United FC vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Fulham FC vs Burnley FC - 0:2
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Chelsea FC vs Fulham FC - 2:0
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Arsenal FC vs Fulham FC - 1:1
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Fulham FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - 0:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Fulham FC - 3:1
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
May 8, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
May 5, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Real Madrid
May 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Fulham FC
April 27, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Real Madrid 1 - 1 Chelsea FC
April 24, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
Last 5 games for Fulham FC
May 10, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 0 - 2 Burnley FC
May 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Fulham FC
April 18, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 1 - 1 Fulham FC
April 9, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
April 4, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 3 - 1 Fulham FC
Chelsea FC vs Fulham FC Premier League 20/21 form
Chelsea FC Fulham FC
35 Matches played 35
18 Matches won 5
472 Goal attempts 360
192 Shots on goal 125
160 Shots off goal 144
202 Corner kicks 153
61% Average ball possession 48%
120 Shots blocked 91
46 Cards given 65
395 Free kicks 446
73 Offsides 39
7 Shots on post 3
5 Shots on bar 6
45 Goals by foot 21
8 Goals by head 3
55 Goals scored 25
32 Goals conceded 47
Chelsea FC vs Fulham FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Chelsea FC Fulham FC
32 Matches 32
16 Home Matches 16
16 Away Matches 16
57 Total Goals 25
1.78 Average Goals Scored 0.78
20 Wins 1
1 Losses 20
11 Draws 11
Last 5 games & match results between Chelsea FC and Fulham FC
May 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Fulham FC
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
March 3, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Fulham FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
December 2, 2018 Premier League 18/19 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Fulham FC
March 1, 2014 Premier League 13/14 Fulham FC 1 - 3 Chelsea FC


 

Chelsea vs Fulham: Match preview

This was meant to be the season that Chelsea truly challenged for the Premier League title once again. But what started under Frank Lampard was never finished as the iconic former Blues midfielder was sacked post-boxing day and replaced with Thomas Tuchel. Criticism from all sides was levied at Lampard, especially given the slow – if not painful – starts to life in England for German duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, while ex-Ajax standout creator Hakim Ziyech also was left in the weeds. Of all the incomings seen at Stamford Bridge over the summer window, only goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has truly been worth it thus far, though arguments can be made for veteran Brazilian center-back Thiago Silva settling well.

But not everything left in Lampard’s wake can be viewed as a negative or indeed of refurbishment. The rise of Mason Mount can largely be attributed to Lampard, and his progression on the pitch has made the England international key for Tuchel in similar measure. Having recently made his 100th appearance for the club, the Chelsea youth academy product has shown his worth this season. Joint top-scorer with Timo Werner, Jorginho, and Tammy Abraham (6), and in the top-three in assists (4) behind Werner and Ben Chilwell, no Blues players have made more appearances in the Premier League this season (32) or logged more minutes (2546) than the Portsmouth-native.

Mount has shown himself the type of player that can be relied upon, and that reliability could yet again be put to the test against Fulham given expected changes to the team. Mount could very well slot into central-midfield again rather than his preferred attacking-midfield role but remain just as important and effective despite the change. Though two years ago he was not even remotely the biggest name at the club, Mount has become a key central figure for Chelsea in a short space of time that could see him as one of the first – and most important – names on the teamsheet for the foreseeable future.

Chelsea vs Fulham betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their 1st goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on January 16, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Scott Parker stubborn to the end regarding Fulham chances

In what was an arrow directly to the heart of Fulham boss Scott Parker and his players, the Cottagers were seconds away from a massively important three-point haul against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium until a last-gasp 96th-minute equalizer from substitute Eddie Nketiah left Parker shocked and speechless on the touchline. There was little to be said in the immediate aftermath or little that probably could be said.

Fulham did everything right up to the moment former Sunderland academy graduate Josh Maja slammed home his penalty to put Fulham in the lead, which led to the expected attacking onslaught from the Gunners that saw Mikel Arteta’s men register the vast majority of their shots after Maja’s goal. At no point did Fulham outperform Arsenal for any large stretch of the match, but it was an outing that Parker could overall be proud of, and that is a sentiment that many have subscribed to the majority of a season that will likely end in relegation for the Cottagers. Goals have been the lacking currency for Fulham this term, with neither the aforementioned Maja nor headline frontman Aleksandar Mitrović hitting goal tallies that are good enough, combining for just six between them.

But Parker remains steadfast in his belief that Fulham has what it takes to crawl out of the cellar and survive this season, and even though at this point that may seem misguided, his desire to “keep banging the drum” is admirable. The result against Arsenal, and the capitulation against Aston Villa, are largely looked at as to why Fulham perhaps does not deserve to remain in the top flight of English football. However, it is likely that the former Fulham, West Ham United, and Charlton Athletic midfielders would argue the opposite. That performing well against tough opposition for large periods while having a defensive record that is on par with many mid-table sides (including 5th placed West Ham) shows that maybe the Cottagers can feel hard done in certain ways. But with just five matches left on the docket, and three of them winnable (Burnley, Southampton, Newcastle), there is still hope even if it is slim.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Scott Parker, manager of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on March 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)


 

Chelsea team news vs Fulham

Thomas Tuchel is set to take on Fulham at the weekend but undoubtedly will have his eyes firmly fixed on the second-leg clash with Real Madrid in midweek. Expect some changes.

Both Antonio Rüdiger and Mateo Kovačić are unavailable for selection, but there is a chance Rüdiger will be back available for selection to face Real.

Fulham team news vs Chelsea

Scott Parker is still unable to call upon the services of both Tom Cairney and Terence Kongolo – both of whom remain sidelined through injury – and will have a couple of other concerns.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is unavailable for selection to play against his parent club, while Kenny Tete may not yet pass health protocols after a positive Covid-19 test earlier in April.


 

 

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Fulham

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Predicted Fulham line-up vs Chelsea

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Chelsea vs Fulham betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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16:30, Saturday 01 May 2021
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