The hosts were hammered 5-1 by Manchester City early on in September but have been unbeaten after the international break. Carlos Vinicius and Alex Iwobi scored the goals as they beat Norwich City in their most recent outing.
Chelsea, on the other hand, were winless in three matches in September but managed to get themselves a victory when they beat Brighton in the Carabao Cup. There will be pressure on Mauricio Pochettino as the Blues are currently 15th in the standings, with just one win in six league games so far.
Team news & squads
Fulham team news
Defender Calvin Bassey experienced a setback with a recurring back injury and it remains to be seen if he will feature against Chelsea.
Tosin Adarabioyo and Adama Traore are out and unavailable due to injuries. However, there’s some positive news as Sasa Lukic has returned to team training after his knee concern.
Fulham possible XI: Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Iwobi; Jimenez.
Chelsea team news
Chelsea also suffered a defensive injury blow during their recent EFL Cup match, and Pochettino has given a gloomy update on Ben Chilwell’s hamstring injury, which will keep the left-back sidelined for an unspecified period.
Chelsea’s medical staff is currently working diligently to address injuries to several players, including Romeo Lavia, Benoit Badiashile, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Wesley Fofana, Marcus Bettinelli, and Trevoh Chalobah. However, Pochettino remains hopeful that Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke might be available to some extent.
Chelsea possible XI: Sanchez; Cucurella, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher; Palmer, Sterling, Mudryk.