Joao Felix goes straight into the Chelsea starting XI for tonight’s west London derby against Fulham.

Fulham vs Chelsea lineups

The Portuguese attacker’s paperwork was completed earlier today and his inclusion is one of four changes Graham Potter makes to his team.

They come in defence, midfield and attack as the Blues seek a first away win in the Premier League since 16 October. The line-up also suggests we will move to a back three.

Thiago Silva is back in the side having sat out the FA Cup defeat to Manchester City. Trevoh Chalobah and Kalidou Koulibaly are expected to line up either side of him, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Lewis Hall at wing-back.

Denis Zakaria returns in central midfield alongside Mateo Kovacic, and Kai Havertz is flanked by Mount and debutant Joao Felix.

For Fulham, Carlos Vinicius replaces the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic. Willian also starts.

Chelsea: Kepa, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Azpilicueta (c), Zakaria, Kovacic, Hall, Felix, Havertz, Mount.

Subs: Bettinelli, Cucurella, Badiashile, Chukwuemeka, Gallagher, Jorginho, Ziyech, Aubameyang, D.Fofana.

Fulham: Leno, Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream (c), Robinson, Reed, Palhinha, Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian, Vinicius.

Subs: Rodak, Diop, Kurzawa, Chalobah, Cairney, Wilson, James, Harris, Solomon.

The referee is David Coote