Premier League Monday 2nd October 2023

Fulham v Chelsea 21:00(CEST)

  • Played 76 times in the league before, Fulham 8, Draws 23, Chelsea 45
  •  Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Fulham 2-1 Chelsea
  • Fulham took 4 points off Chelsea in the league last season
  • Chelsea have won 7 of their last 9 vs Fulham
  • Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 9 vs Fulham
  •  Chelsea have lost just 1 of their last 22 games vs Fulham
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 6 of the last 9 head-to-heads
  • 10 of the last 14 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  •  Last season’s repeat fixture saw a RED CARD (Chelsea)
  • The last 2 repeat fixtures have had RED CARDS (1 each)


Despite spending big in the summer, Chelsea are yet to show a return on that investment with just 1 win from their opening 6 Premier League games and they’ve scored only 5 times.

With that, the pressure continues to mount on Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino, but having signed a two-year deal at around £10m a season, then if Chelsea do sack the former Spurs boss it would cost them in the region of £20m.

Next up for Poch and Chelsea, in a bid to give them a lifeline, is the short trip across town to face Fulham on Monday night.

The Cottagers have made a steady start to the season, with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses and 8 points won.

Looking at the match betting, Chelsea are still favourites at 2.00, despite their poor start to the season, with the draw 3.50 and Fulham on offer at 3.60.

Fulham also took 4 points off Chelsea last term, and they ended a big drought in this fixture winning 2-1 as the Blues have lost only 1 game vs Fulham in their last 22.

Before last season, Chelsea had also won 7 of their last 9 vs their neighbours – so it the tide turning?

The goalscoring markets, Chelsea have the three shortest players in the betting in Washington, Sterling and Stetter – they are all at 6.00 (1st) or 2.87 (anytime).

While the lowest odds on a Fulham player is the former Wolves man Raul Jimenez at 2.50 (anytime) or 7.50 (1st).

Other betting options could be the BTTS (no) as this has paid out in 6 of the last 9, but with Chelsea’s lack of goals at the moment and the fact 10 of the last 14 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS, then there looks to be some fair value here at 2.00.

Under 2.5 Goals has also paid out in Chelsea’s last three league games and also in Fulham’s last two.

It’s also worth noting that the last 2 repeat fixtures saw red cards – one for each team – so there might be some boil over from that again this Monday night @4.50 for any player to be shown a red.