Chelsea vrs Fulham Match Analysis,Expected line ups and Predictions

Chelsea will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham and 1-1 stalemate with Realmadrid when they take on Fulham in yet another local derby.
The Blues moved one step closer to booking their place in the Champions League final at the midweek, but boss Thomas Tuchel must warn his men against the complacency.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are in the hunt for Champions
League qualification via a top-four finish, and took a big step towards that goal with a 1-0 win at West Ham last weekend to give themselves a three-point cushion in fourth place.
The Blues may still end up qualifying for next season’s Champions League by winning the competition this year, but Tuchel will not want to rely on knockout football to plan for next term – and Roman Abramovich is not an owner known for letting managers miss key targets.
Scott Parker’s Fulham, On the other hand, have put in plenty of spirited performances since being promoted last season, but they are coming up short at both ends of the pitch.
The Cottagers, are in a very difficult situation as they are seven points behind the safe zone ahead of the London derby. Scott Parker’s men picked up no more than one point in total from the previous five league fixtures, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Chelsea’s party at Stamford Bridge. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is ineligible to face his parent club, while Tom Cairney and Terence Kongolo are both sidelined with injuries
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Fulham is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s only injury concern is Mateo Kovacic, though Tuchel is hopeful that the midfielder could recover from his thigh problem for this game.
It was noted that Tuchel named the same starting lineup against both West Ham and Real Madrid, and will surely change things around before the second leg versus Real. The likes of Marcos Alonso, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Kai Havertz and Olivier Giroud will all be pushing for a start.
As for Fulham, tom Cairney (knee), Terence Kongolo (knee) and Marek Rodak (finger) are out, though Kenny Tete could return after a spell out due to returning a positive coronavirus test.

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