Chelsea v Fulham: match preview

While Chelsea have been excellent in the big games under Thomas Tuchel, their record against struggling sides threatens their hopes of finishing in the top four. Tuchel’s team have wobbled at Stamford Bridge of late, drawing with Brighton and losing to West Brom, and need to sharpen up when they host Fulham. An upset could be on the cards if Chelsea, who are without Antonio Rüdiger and Mateo Kovacic, are thinking about their upcoming semi-final second leg against Real Madrid. Fulham, who are sliding closer to the Championship, will hope their neighbours have other things on their mind.

Venue Stamford Bridge

Last season n/a

Referee Kevin Friend

This season G21 Y48 R3 2.43 cards/game

Odds H 1-2 A 37-5 D 7-2

CHELSEA
Subs from Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Silva, Emerson, Chilwell, Kanté, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Werner, Giroud, Abraham, Anjorin.

Doubtful None

Injured Kovacic (hamstring, 5 May), Rüdiger (knock, 5 May)

Suspended None

Discipline Y43 R2

Form WDLWDW

Leading scorers Abraham, Jorginho, Mount 6

FULHAM
Subs from Fabri, Hector, Odoi, Ream, Tete, Bryan, Onomah, Reed, Loftus-Cheek, Mitrovic

Doubtful Tete (Covid-19)

Injured Kongolo (knee, rest of season), Rodak (hand, unknown), Cairney (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Unavailable Loftus-Cheek (loan terms)

Discipline Y59 R3

Form WLLLLD

Leading scorer Decordova-Reid 5