Chelsea’s season since the start of 2019 has relatively been poor. Today’s fixture against relegation threatened Fulham appears the right opponent for the Blues right now as a win could see them return to fifth on the Premier League table, with just one point below Manchester United who sit on the fourth position.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are odds on earning all three points from the clash as Fulham have only been victorious once in their in past 32 Premier League fixtures with Chelsea, and that was 13 years ago.
Since then, the results have been 10 wins for Chelsea and seven draws.
Eden Hazard looked so much fatigued in the Spurs fixtures and the Belgian could with some rest, ahead of their busy couple of weeks.
With that in mind, Hazard should be replaced by Willian on the left flank, while we should see Blues youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi starting on the right wing, as replacement to Pedro. Gonzalo Higuain should also continue to lead the line for Sarri with Olivier Giroud in line to start from the bench.
Let’s take a look at who Maurizio Sarri could slot in his first team, as he strives to keep the dominance going over a side that is now 10 points from safety.
Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Fulham:
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defense: Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Emerson Palmieri
Midfield: Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Ross Barkley
Attack: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Gonzalo Higuain, Willian