The second of two SW6 derbies in quick succession closes the working week and we have the important pre-match facts and figures here...

Chelsea vs Fulham: Head-to-head record

Played 85
Won 49
Drawn 26
Lost 10

Biggest win for each team

Chelsea 4-0 Fulham - 1925/26 & 1983/84 (both Division Two)
Fulham 3-1 Chelsea - 1976/77 (Division Two)
Fulham’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge is 2-0 in 1979/80 (Division Two)

Chelsea’s next victory against Fulham will be the 50th against them in all competitions.

Having beaten the Blues at Craven Cottage last month, Fulham are seeking a league double against Chelsea for the first time.

Chelsea are unbeaten in 19 games at Stamford Bridge in all competitions against our SW6 neighbours, since October 1979 in Division Two.

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.

Last five meetings at Stamford Bridge

26 Dec 2011 Premier League D 1-1
28 Nov 2012 Premier League D 0-0
21 Sep 2013 Premier League W 2-0
2 Dec 2018 Premier League W 2-0
1 May 2021 Premier League W 2-0

Chelsea form

Last five Premier League results

Nottingham Forest (a) - D 1-1
Man City (h) - L 0-1
Fulham (a) - L 1-2
Crystal Palace (h) - W 1-0
Liverpool (a) - D 0-0

The Blues have won seven of our past 13 home Premier League games, losing two to Arsenal and Man City (both 0-1).

Chelsea have lost three of our past 64 home Premier League games against newly promoted sides (Bournemouth in 2015, West Brom in 2021 and Brentford last season). We have won 51 and drawn 10 of the others.

Chelsea are the only side yet to concede a first-half goal at home in the Premier League this season.

Fulham form

Last five Premier League results

Southampton (h) - W 2-1
Leicester (a) - W 1-0
Chelsea (h) - W 2-1
Newcastle (a) - L 0-1
Tottenham (h) - L 0-1

No side has won more Premier League games than Fulham since the restart of the competition following the World Cup (four victories), with only Newcastle (none) and Brentford (three) conceding fewer goals than the Cottagers (four) in that time.

Marco Silva’s side have won four on the road in the Premier League this season at Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Crystal Palace and Leicester and have lost five, three of them in London - to Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham - plus Man City and Newcastle. Their only away draw came at Wolves in August.

The Cottagers have not won five away games in a Premier League season since 2003/04.

Four of Fulham's eight Premier League defeats this season have come to goals conceded in the final five minutes of games.

Chelsea stats

Chelsea are looking to become the first side to record 150 Premier League London derby wins. We have the highest win rate from those games in the competition (52.7 per cent).

The Blues play on a Friday night at the Bridge for the first time since we beat Hull in the FA Cup in 2018 and the first in the Premier League since Liverpool in September 2016 (lost 1-2).

No side has used more players in the Premier League this season than Chelsea (29). We have made 73 changes to our starting XI which is at least 18 more than any other side this term.

Mason Mount has attempted the most crosses this season in the Premier League, more than any other Chelsea player (63).

Fulham stats

Fulham have won three of their seven Premier League London derby matches this season. They have never won four such games in a single top-flight season before.

The Whites have the lowest win rate in Premier League London derbies (19.3 per cent).

Fulham have now reached 31 points, more than they managed in total the last time they were in the Premier League when they were relegated (28).

Fulham have scored 11 headed goals in the Premier League this season which is the most they have managed in a single campaign since 2010/11 (15).

Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored three and missed three of his six penalties for Fulham this season.

Fulham (and Man Utd) have received the most yellow cards in the Premier League this season (50).

This season’s Premier League stats (21 games)
Most minutes (max 1,890): Ream 1,888, Palhinha 1,778, Pereira 1,740, Leno 1,710
Most assists: Pereira 5, Tete 4, Kebano 3, Willian 2
Clean sheets: Leno 4, Rodak 1
Most fouls committed: De Cordova-Reid 26, Pereira 25, Mitrovic 25, Palhinha 24
Most yellow cards: Palhinha 7, De Cordova-Reid 6, Tete 6
Red cards: N Chalobah 1Premier League scorers

Mitrovic 11 (3 pens), De Cordova-Reid 4, Palhinha 3, Pereira 2 (1 pen), Reed 2, Willian 2, Adarabioyo 1, Diop 1, James 1, Ream 1, Vinicius 1, own goals 3

Matchweek 22 Premier League fixtures

Friday 3 February Premier League fixture

  • Chelsea v Fulham 8pm (Sky Sports)

Saturday 4 February Premier League fixtures

  • Everton v Arsenal 12.30pm (BT Sport)

  • Aston Villa v Leicester 3pm

  • Brentford v Southampton 3pm

  • Brighton v Bournemouth 3pm

  • Man Utd v Crystal Palace 3pm

  • Wolves v Liverpool 3pm

  • Newcastle v West Ham 5.30pm (Sky Sports)

Sunday 5 February Premier League fixtures

  • Nottingham Forest v Leeds 2pm (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham v Man City 4.30 (Sky Sports)

Wednesday 8 February Premier League fixture

  • Man Utd v Leeds 8pm