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  • November 28, 2012
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stamford Bridge, London
  • Referee: A. Taylor
  • • Attendance: 41707
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Premier League Preview: Chelsea - Fulham

Premier League Preview: Chelsea - Fulham

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Interim boss Rafa Benitez is chasing his first victory at Stamford Bridge after a goalless draw against Manchester City at the weekend, with Martin Jol's out-of-form side next up.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

CHELSEA

Cech
Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole
Ramires, Mikel,
 Mata, Oscar, Hazard
Torres
FULHAM

Schwarzer
Riether Senderos, Hughes, Riise

Duff, Baird, Sidwell, Dejagah
Petric, Berbatov

Interim Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez is likely to be without Frank Lampard (calf), Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) and captain John Terry (knee) for the game against the west London rival.

Fulham manager Martin Jol faces no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip, but center back Brede Hangeland is still suspended after his red card against Sunderland.

Midfielders Alexander Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz and Kieran Richardson will all miss the game with respective hamstring injuries, while Simon Davies remains sidelined with a long-term neck injury.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chelsea has kept five clean sheets in the league this term, with only Stoke boasting a better record, but the 0-0 draw against Manchester City was its first without conceding in eight games.
  • The Blues are without a league win in five games since beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane in October.
  • Center back Gary Cahill (pictured, right) is the club's third top goalscorer with five goals behind Juan Mata and Fernando Torres this season.
  • This game ended 1-1 last season with Mata and Clint Dempsey grabbing the goals.
  • Fulham is also without a league win in its last five games.
  • During that run it has drawn three and lost its last two games, against Sunderland at home and Stoke away.
  • Only Southampton and QPR have conceded more goals than Fulham's tally of 23 in the league this season.
  • At the other end of the pitch, though, Martin Jol's side has scored 25 goals, the same as Manchester City with only Manchester United hitting more.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chelsea

Fulham

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chelsea FC CHE
Chelsea FC Chelsea
Draw
Fulham FC FUL
Fulham FC Fulham
80%

Top 3 Predictions

Chelsea FC CHE
3 - 0
Fulham FC FUL
Chelsea FC CHE
2 - 0
Fulham FC FUL
Chelsea FC CHE
3 - 1
Fulham FC FUL

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