Chelsea v Fulham tips: Can Fulham upset Blues on Ranieri’s return?
The Premier League’s Derby Day begins in West London as Chelsea host Fulham.
Chelsea will be looking to bounce back after a woeful display in their last league outing against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Cottagers may be bottom, but they ended a run of seven straight defeats by beating Southampton last time out. That was Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge. He’ll now be looking to get one over his former club.
It’s set up for an intriguing battle and we’ve got all the key odds…
Fulham have struggled at both ends this term. Before beating Southampton, they’d lost four consecutive games to nil. The hosts are 21/20 to win without conceding.
Maurizio Sarri has made his Chelsea blueprint clear. Even when they were being overrun by Spurs, he didn’t change things around. He wants Jorginho to dictate play at the base of midfield, with N’Golo Kante swarming around ahead of him.
Chelsea will dominate the ball here. If Fulham don’t tighten up at the back, they could be carved open.
Ranieri could stick with Calum Chambers in midfield to add some extra defensive nous to the spine of his team.
Our traders have Eden Hazard as the likeliest First Scorer at 14/5. He’ll fancy his chances of ending a six-game barren run at club level.
Olivier Giroud may start ahead of Alvaro Morata up front after bagging two against PAOK on Thursday. The former Arsenal man is 23/10 to net at any point.
Fulham will be looking to Aleksandar Mitrovic to lead the line. We go 5/2 that the big striker hits the back of the net.
Andre Schurrle is also 3/1 to score against his former club.
Where: Stamford Bridge
How to watch: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event
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