Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Premier League 2020/21 – Round 19

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Chelsea will travel to the Craven Cottage this Saturday to take on Fulham in the Premier League, and Alley Sport brings you Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham. Frank Lampard guided his side to the next round of the FA Cup last week, beating minnows Morecambe. However, the Blues’ league form has been nothing short of disappointing and it may not be too long before the Stamford Bridge outfit’s supporters lose their faith in Lampard.

Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard badly needs a league win to ease some of the pressure on him | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham
Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard badly needs a league win to ease some of the pressure on him | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham

Fulham vs Chelsea, Match Preview

After losing to Arsenal, Manchester City and drawing with Villa in the league, Chelsea showed positive signs in their 4-0 win against Morecambe in the FA Cup 3rd Round, last week. The Blues, who were finalists of the competition in 2019/20, broke the deadlock after 18 minutes, with Mason Mount drilling the ball into the bottom left-corner from 25 yards out. Just before half-time, German play-maker Kai Havertz selflessly headed the ball across goal for compatriot Timo Werner, who scored the simplest of tap-ins to double Chelsea’s lead. Another new signing, Hakim Ziyech, dinked a pass into the area in the 49th minute, and winger Callum Hudson-Odoi converted inside the box to make it three.

Kai Havertz later wrapped up proceedings, by heading home from a Cesar Azpilicueta cross to hand the Blues a 4-0 win over minnows Morecambe. Goals from Werner and Havertz comes as a sigh of relief for both the players, who have struggled to settle in and make an impact since joining the Blues from the Bundesliga last summer.

Chelsea will hope to build on the back of this result and turn around their league form. Lampard is already under fire as Chelsea were expected to be one of the clubs challenging for the title towards the end of the season, having spent in excess of 200 million pounds in the summer.

Timo Werner was on the scoresheet for Chelsea against Morecambe in the FA Cup last week | Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham, Image credits: Getty Images
Timo Werner was on the scoresheet for Chelsea against Morecambe in the FA Cup last week | Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham, Image credits: Getty Images

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham: Latest Team News

Tireless midfielder N’golo Kante will not feature for the Blues against Fulham as the Frenchman is suspended. Defenders Reece James, who has been impressive for Chelsea in the last couple of seasons, and center-back Andreas Christensen, are both doubtful with injuries. Frank Lampard will be starting a refreshed and full squad, given that the Blues have had 6 days to rest since their previous fixture.

Fulham will be coming into this match, with a full squad to choose from. The Craven Cottage outfit are relatively injury-free, and were also handed some good news regarding a recent COVID-19 outbreak in their squad. Manager Scott Parker has confirmed that Fulham squad have undergone two rounds of testing and are clear, and that many players are returning from isolation and are gearing to get back to playing football.

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Mason Mount (center), who was in Chelsea's youth academy, scored a screamer in the FA Cup last week for the Blues | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham
Mason Mount (center), who was in Chelsea’s youth academy, scored a screamer in the FA Cup last week for the Blues | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham

It could be difficult to predict Chelsea’s approach to this game. Lampard has preferred a 4-3-3 of late and we can expect him to continue with this against Fulham. Edouard Mendy should start in goal, after being rested against Morecambe in the cup. Up front, Olivier Giroud could return, benching Timo Werner, with the in-form Callum Hudson-Odoi on the right hand side and Christian Pulisic on the left. Kovacic, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz could form the midfield three for the Blues. Here is our Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham:

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Edouard Mendy

RB: Reece James

CB: Thiago Silva

CB: Kurt Zouma

LB: Ben Chilwell

CDM: Mateo Kovacic

CM: Mason Mount

CM: Kai Havertz

LW: Christian Pulisic

RW: Callum Hudson-Odoi

ST: Olivier Giroud

World Cup winner Olivier Giroud could start up front for Chelsea against Fulham | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham
World Cup winner Olivier Giroud could start up front for Chelsea against Fulham | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham: Score Prediction

Although Chelsea have not been in great form in the league, we can expect the quality of their squad to come through against a struggling Fulham side. Expect a 3-0 win for the visitors.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Fulham: Live Stream

Star Sports Network will broadcast the game in India from 2300 IST. However, fans can also stream the game from Disney+ Hotstar. Fans in the UK can watch the game on Sky Sports UK from 1830 BST.

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