Chelsea - Fulham
Chelsea will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham United when they take on Fulham in yet another local derby. The Blues moved one step closer to booking their place in the Champions League at the weekend, but boss Thomas Tuchel must warn his men against the complacency. Mateo Kovacic remains on the sidelines with injury, but the Croatia international should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Cottagers, on the other hand, 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 I 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.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 01.05. 18:30h