For the second weekend running the Blues face a London derby and we build up to the game with a collection of numbers and other details to arm yourself with ahead of Saturday's kick-off...
Chelsea vs Fulham head to head
Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League against Fulham in 19 games since our 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage in March 2006 (Fulham’s only win against us in the competition).
We are going for seven straight league wins against Fulham for the first time. The current run of six achieved at Craven Cottage in January equalled the previous record set between 1950 and 1960.
Sir Bobby Robson, Johnny Haynes, George Cohen and Alan Mullery were in the Fulham side the only time they have won at Stamford Bridge in a top-flight league game, in March 1964.Former Blues boss Bobby Campbell was the visitors’ manager on the other occasion Fulham came away from Stamford Bridge with maximum points, in October 1979 in the old Second Division.
Biggest league win for each team
Chelsea 4-0 Fulham - 1925/26, 1983/84Fulham 3-1 Chelsea - 1976/77
Fulham’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge is 2-0 in 1979/80
Last home league meeting
CHELSEA 2 FULHAM 0Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 02.12.18, 12 noon
Chelsea (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso (Zappacosta 78); Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Loftus-Cheek 66); Pedro, Giroud (Morata 70), HazardUnused subs Caballero, Christensen, Fabregas, WillianBooked Azpilicueta 68, Morata 83Scorers Pedro 4, Loftus-Cheek 82Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Fulham (4-3-1-2): Rico; Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand; Chambers, Seri, Johansen (Ayite h/t); Cairney (c) (Kebano 75); R Sessegnon (Kamara h/t), MitrovicUnused subs Bettinelli, Ream, Bryan, CisseBooked Odoi 54Manager Claudio Ranieri
Referee Craig PawsonAttendance 40,551
Only Manchester City (24) have conceded fewer Premier League goals this season than Chelsea (31).The Blues have lost only one of our previous eight London derbies, a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal on Boxing Day, winning six and keeping six clean sheets in that run.Thomas Tuchel’s side have kept 16 clean sheets in our last 22 matches in all competitions.Mason Mount has made more passes in the opposition half (1,095) and has attempted more crosses (152) in the league this term than any other Chelsea player.Starting with the reverse fixture at Craven Cottage with Fulham in January, West Ham last week was the seventh time in 24 games in all competitions we have won 1-0. Our previous seven 1-0s took 188 matches.No team has conceded more clean sheets in the Premier League than Chelsea (17, level with Man City).Thomas Tuchel has become the first Chelsea manager to remain unbeaten in his first 11 away games in all competitions (eight wins, three draws).Chelsea’s next penalty in the Premier League will be our 150th awarded to us in the competition.
Premier League scorers
Abraham 6, Jorginho 6 (6 pens), Mount 6 (1 pen), Werner 6, Zouma 5, Giroud 4, Pulisic 4, Chilwell 2, Havertz 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, James 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 2.
Scott Parker’s side have conceded more fouls in the Premier League than any other side (423).Since the Cottagers lost 2-0 at Man City on 5 December, they have lost one of their subsequent 10 away Premier League matches (Aston Villa on 4 April). In that run they won at Goodison Park and Anfield, as well as drawing at Tottenham and Arsenal.Forty-two of Fulham’s 43 Premier League goals conceded this season have been scored from inside the box.
Premier League scorers
This will be Scott Parker’s first involvement in a match at Stamford Bridge as a manager. He last played here in the top-flight in September 2013, as a Fulham player which Chelsea won 2-0.
Fulham’s last Premier League game
Sunday 18 AprilArsenal 1 Fulham 1Team (4-4-2): Areola; Aina, Andersen (c), Adarabioyo, Robinson; De Cordova-Reid, Anguissa, Lemina, Lookman (Reed 69); Maja (Loftus-Cheek 77), Cavaleiro (Bryan 84)Booked: Andersen, De Cordova-Reid, AreolaScorer: Maja 59 (pen)