Fulham face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 18 occasions, and draw 14, from the 34 games played.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sun 23 Aug||Fulham||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 02 May||Chelsea||3 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Dec||Fulham||2 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Tue 01 Jan||Fulham||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Sep||Chelsea||0 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 2||Fulham||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Sep||Fulham||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.
Fulham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Cottagers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 42 points from the 19 games played. Fulham's 27 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Cottagers, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw
|Chelsea||Unbeaten in the last 33 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Fulham||9 games since last defeat.|