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Jan 16, 2021 at 5.30pm UK at Craven Cottage
FulhamFulham
0-1
ChelseaChelsea

Reid (69'), Lookman (88')
Robinson (44')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Mount (78')
Ziyech (72'), Silva (82'), Azpilicueta (90+4')

How Chelsea could line up against Fulham

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up in Saturday's Premier League clash with Fulham.

Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to Fulham on Saturday evening.

The Blues beat Morecambe in the FA Cup last weekend but have only won one of their last six in the league, which has seen them drop into ninth position in the table.

Frank Lampard's side have only picked up 11 points from their eight away league games this term, meanwhile, and will be facing a Fulham outfit full of confidence following a strong result away to Tottenham Hotspur.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up against their local rivals.


POSS CHE XI vs. FUL

Out: N'Golo Kante (suspended)

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Lampard revealed during his pre-match press conference that both Reece James and Andreas Christensen have overcome recent injuries and are therefore in contention to feature at Craven Cottage.

N'Golo Kante is suspended, but the Frenchman is the club's only absentee this weekend, meaning that the Chelsea boss has a number of decisions to make, particularly in attack.

There are not expected to be any surprises at the back, with James returning at right-back, while Jorginho could be in line for a recall alongside Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount in midfield.

As a result, big-money summer signing Kai Havertz might be named on the bench once again, but Timo Werner could be tasked with leading the line, having ended his goal drought against Morecambe.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has now scored in his last two appearances, but the Englishman is likely to be back on the bench for this match, with Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech expected to feature out wide.


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