Their west London neighbours find themselves three places and three points better off having played a game more. Fulham v Chelsea: talkSPORT coverage This Premier League match will take place on Thursday, January 12. Kick-off at Craven Cottage is scheduled for 8pm. talkSPORT will have live and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the game with Hugh Woozencroft serving as your presenter. Commentary will then come from Sam Matterface and former England Women’s striker Lianne Sanderson. To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.
No current Premier League side has earned fewer wins or scored fewer goals across their last eight games than Chelsea (W1 D3 L4 F5 A9). Indeed, this is the first time Chelsea have only had one win across a run of eight Premier League games since October to December 2012, while the Blues last only won once in nine matches in the league from November 2010 to January 2011. Fulham have won 28 points in 18 Premier League matches this season (W8 D4 L6), already equalling their points total from their previous appearance in the competition in 2020-21 (W5 D13 L20). This is the Cottagers’ joint-best points total after 18 Premier League matches, alongside the 2003-04 campaign (also 28).
However, Marco Silva has no fresh injury concerns to contend with following Shane Duffy’s return from illness with Neeskens Kebano a long-term absentee. Chelsea have plenty of key men sidelined, with Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Reece James, Armando Broja or Wesley Fofana still nursing various issues. Both Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic added to Potter’s injury woes against Man City, with Ben Chilwell and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also missing.
Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, he said: “Shambles, the lot of you. An absolute shambles. They’re miles of it, aren’t they? “Look, Graham Potter has gone in and I thought that Graham Potter deserved the opportunity because he did a really got job at Brighton and got them playing some fantastic football, but he goes to Chelsea and he looks completely out of his depth.