There’s a Roman Abramovich-sized shadow following Frank Lampard around west London at the moment.
Not quite the Grim Reaper, but enough for the Chelsea legend to understand the importance of the next few results.
Historically, Fulham would be an early pick for Lampard to try and craft an elusive three points. The Blues have swept aside Fulham in their last five matches, suffering just one defeat to The Cottagers in 39 previous meetings.
But Scott Parker has steered his Fulham ship to five draws in their last five Premier League matches and will be confident of picking his rich neighbours pockets.
Check out our top Odds Picks for Saturday’s match including a whopping 7/1 shot.
|Fixture||Fulham v Chelsea|
|Date||Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 17:30|
|Where||Craven Cottage, London|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Chelsea to win to nil – 6/4 at bet365
Let’s be honest: Chelsea needed that week off.
After winning just one of their previous six league outings, The Blues were handed a gimme at home to Morecambe in the FA Cup, winning 4-0 and boosting the confidence of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
Both struggling Germans bagged in the victory and will be looking to carry that momentum over to Saturday’s match.
There’s an injury boost for Chelsea too. Reece James has been back in full training and looks set to return to the right-back position, marauding down the flank and whipping in teasing balls.
Fulham have improved but may struggle against a side that will have around 70% of the ball.
We think Chelsea have enough in the bank to turn their form around under the Craven Cottage floodlights.
Our Long Shot – Callum Hudson-Odoi to score first – 7/1 at Paddy Power
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been a shining light in Chelsea’s darkness over the last couple of weeks.
The fearless winger looks confident on the ball and direct in his attacks.
It would be harsh for Lampard to drop the 20-year-old for Saturday’s match, and at 7/1 is a fantastic punt to open the scoring.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.