West London rivals Fulham and Chelsea go head-to-head this weekend as former teammates Scott Parker and Frank Lampard meet once more.
Parker briefly performed alongside Lampard at Chelsea and once more with the England nationwide crew, however now they’ll line up in reverse dugouts.
Parker’s Fulham have impressively drawn their final 5 Premier League video games, together with Wednesday’s 1-1 at Tottenham.
Chelsea, in the meantime, have solely gained as soon as within the league since December 5 and have been properly crushed by Manchester City final trip.
Each groups want a win this weekend to get their seasons going once more and it must be a feisty derby on the banks of the River Thames.
Fulham v Chelsea: pay attention
This match will get underneath approach at 5:30pm on Saturday, January 16.
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Fulham v Chelsea: Staff information
Fulham will likely be with out membership captain Tom Cairney for the go to of Chelsea.
Cairney has a difficulty together with his knee and may very well be joined on the sidelines by Aleksandar Mitrovic, who had a slight drawback towards QPR on Saturday however has since returned to coaching.
Fulham have been boosted by the returns of Kenny Tete, Terence Kongolo and Josh Onomah however Mario Lemina isn’t anticipated to characteristic with an unknown drawback.
For Chelsea, Reece James and Andreas Christensen will likely be again in rivalry.
James is again in coaching after a thigh harm, whereas Christensen has shaken off a knee grievance.
N’Golo Kante is about to return to coaching after a hamstring drawback however will nonetheless miss the Fulham match by way of suspension.
Fulham v Chelsea: What has been stated?
Scott Parker has praised Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s work ethic and isn’t stunned his former team-mate took the choice to maneuver into administration.
The Fulham manger stated: “He had a piece ethic and a dedication. I’ve large respect for Frank as a footballer and the participant he was.
“I used to be privileged sufficient to play with him however I’ve in all probability received extra respect for a man that had an unbelievable work ethic.
“He drove himself on a regular basis by way of his craft and eager to get higher and had a single-mindedness about him that received him the profession he received.
“With these foundations and people talents, I all the time knew that if that was a factor he wished to enter by way of administration then he’d achieve success as a result of with these values you’ve all the time received an opportunity.
“So it doesn’t shock me that he’s gone to Derby and does properly after which will get the Chelsea job underneath tight restrictions final 12 months by way of what they needed to undergo and he did an unbelievable job with them. And the identical this 12 months actually.”
Fulham v Chelsea: Match stats and info
- Fulham have gained simply one among their 28 Premier League matches towards Chelsea (D10 L17), profitable 1-Zero in March 2006 underneath Chris Coleman at Craven Cottage.
- In all competitions, Chelsea have misplaced simply one among their final 19 away matches towards Fulham (W12 D6) since shedding 4 in a row between 1975 and 1977.
- Among the many 373 fixtures to have been performed no less than 50 instances within the English top-flight, the bottom win share by a crew towards an opponent is Fulham vs Chelsea (6%), with the Cottagers profitable simply three of their 50 video games towards the Blues.
- Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Spurs final trip ended a run of 13 consecutive Premier League defeats in London derbies. They final averted defeat in back-to-back such video games throughout a run of three wins between January-April 2013.
- Chelsea have misplaced 4 of their final six Premier League video games (W1 D1), as many as they’d of their earlier 23 within the competitors (W14 D5).
- Chelsea misplaced 1-Three towards Manchester City of their first league recreation of 2021 – they’ve not began a calendar 12 months with two consecutive league defeats since 1993, with their first defeat in that 12 months being at dwelling towards Manchester City.
- Fulham have drawn every of their final 5 Premier League video games, as many attracts as they’d had of their earlier 45 top-flight matches. The Cottagers final had an extended run of consecutive league attracts between December 2006-January 2007 (6).
- Fulham have misplaced 12 of their final 14 dwelling top-flight London derbies (W1 D1), shedding the final seven in a row, a document run by a London crew within the top-flight. Supervisor Scott Parker performed in Fulham’s final dwelling top-flight London derby win towards West Ham in January 2014.
- Scott Parker’s first match as Fulham supervisor was a 1-2 defeat towards Chelsea within the Premier League in March 2019. With Frank Lampard accountable for the Blues for this recreation, that is the primary top-flight assembly between the golf equipment with each having an English supervisor since December 1967 – Vic Buckingham (Fulham) and Dave Sexton (Chelsea).
- Chelsea’s Timo Werner has failed to attain in any of his final 9 league video games, his longest drought in top-flight soccer since a run of 11 between March-September 2016. The German has performed 663 minutes throughout these 9 matches however managed simply seven photographs on track.