After a not so great debut match of Chelsea new coach Rafa Benitez, where the Blue against the current champions Man City played just 1-1 at their Stamford Bridge, with disapproval against of fans against a new coach, and expressing their support to their old, Di Matteo, Chelsea in the middle of the week in the 14th round of England Premier league welcomes city rivals Fulham, hoping to reach the much desired victory.
Otherwise, it is interesting that after a bright opening of the season, both teams have felt into a crisis of result , where both of team are on the five games strike without a win, which is what ultimately led the current European champion,Chelsea to drop to fourth, while Fulham drop to 10th place on the table.
As far as their mutual duels last season, it’s interesting that in the Premier league both times they played 1:1, while in the League Cup in regular time was 0-0, but Chelsea has won after penalties.
For Chelsea this is a must win game after a series of bad results,still,a match against the city rivals Fulham,perhaps for Blues doesn’t come in the best time, because their last four games against the Cottagers they drew.
For this match the new Spanish coach,Rafa Benitez can not count on the services of the injured trio, stopper Terry , midfielder Lampard and striker Sturridge.
Chelsea probable lineup : Cech;Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole ;
Ramires, Mikel, Mata, Oscar, Hazard;Torres
Fulham´s coach Martin Jol for this match will be deprived of striker Ruiz,midfielders Richardson, Davies and Kacaniklic while due to a red card suspension is still out the experienced defender Hangeland.
Fulham probable lineup : Schwarzer;Riether Senderos, Hughes, Riise;
Duff, Baird, Sidwell, Dejagah;Petric, Berbatov
Match Prediction : Both teams currently are in the bad shape,still the Blues have much stronger squad,and we belive it is time for them to finally beat the Cottagers.It´s a must win game for Chelsea and we belive they will win this.