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  • November 28, 2012
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  • • Stamford Bridge, London
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Chelsea - Fulham Preview: Both sides without a league win in five games

Chelsea - Fulham Preview: Both sides without a league win in five games

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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 their west London rivals.

Fulham manager Martin Jol faces no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip, but centre-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 have 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 their 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.
  • This game ended 1-1 last season with Mata and Clint Dempsey grabbing the goals.
  • Fulham are also without a league win in their last five games.
  • During that run they've drawn three and lost their 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 have scored 25 goals, the same as Manchester City with only Manchester United hitting more.

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2Branislav IvanovicDefender
3Ashley ColeDefender
23David LuizDefender
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-Ryan BertrandDefender
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