Chelsea vs Fulham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday 1st May 2021
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
This match always means more because it is the local derby for both of these sides so we should expect a passionate game.
Chelsea of course will be the odds on favourites to win the game and there is a huge gap in quality over the two sides. For example Chelsea will play Real Madrid next week to try and make it to the final of the Champions League. Fulham on the other hand could be relegated to the Championship within the next week.
Under Thomas Tuchel Chelsea have been fantastic and have lost just 1 game in the 3 months he has been in charge of the club in the Premier League. In midweek they had to travel to Spain where they drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the semi-finals first leg of the Champions League.
Chelsea need this win to try and finish in 4th place and West Ham are only 3 points behind them, indeed the Blues will even try to catch Leicester in 3rd place if they can.
Fulham have fought bravely but they look like they will be relegated. The Cottagers have 27 points and are 7 points adrift of safety, that could easily be more by the end of this weekend. Simply put Scott Parker’s side need to win this game.
Chelsea vs Fulham: Head to Head
- The last time the teams met here was back in 2018 when Chelsea won 2-0.
- Chelsea have won the last six meetings in a row.
- Chelsea are unbeaten against Fulham in 20 games.
- There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Chelsea vs Fulham: Prediction
Even though Chelsea have had far the superior side over Fulham for a good 20 years these games tend to be close and we expect that this one will be too.
Fulham have to give their all in this game, you can only really lose in these matches if you believe you did your best and we need to remember that Chelsea will have one eye on the Real Madrid game.
At the same time we expect a Chelsea victory and a professional one too where they just about do enough, because they need to win this game too. Remember if Chelsea do not win the Champions League and Arsenal win Europa then Chelsea would not play in next seasons Champions League so there is a lot resting on this encounter.