Chelsea vs. Fulham Betting Tips: Two bets for the West London derby
This weekend's Premier League action commences at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea welcome high-flying Fulham on Friday night.
JimmyThePunt is on hand to preview the West London derby and provide his two best bets for the action.
Chelsea vs Fulham Odds
Fulham, currently two points and three places Chelsea’s superior, sit outside the European spots on goal-difference.
Marco Silva’s side stunned the division upon their return, carrying the momentum from a record-breaking title in the Championship.
That said, their form seems to be faltering a little recently with back-to-back 1-0 domestic defeats at the hands of Newcastle and Tottenham.
Chelsea have only won two of their league games since the restart, however, a profligate transfer window implies that Graham Potter has the full backing of the board.
He could hand full debuts to Mykhailo Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez; the two January imports fees combined in excess of £200m!
Chelsea vs Fulham Tips
At 8/13, Chelsea look very large to win this game. For several reasons.
To put that price into perspective, West Ham went off at a similar price when they hosted Fulham at the London Stadium. At the Etihad, the Emirates, and away at Spurs, the hosts all went off considerably shorter against Fulham.
They were recently defeated by the Cottages away from home, however, the 2-1 loss does not tell the whole story as the Blues were dominant, coming undone when debutant Joao Felix received a straight red card.
Potter’s side actually generated an xG 2.09 greater than Fulham that evening.
Chelsea followed that up with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace and were unfortunate not to return from Merseyside with three having created four ‘big chances’ to Liverpool's zilch.
Did you know that bet365 will pay out your single bet in full if the team you back goes 2 goals ahead at any stage during the match.
With six cards to his name in 14 Premier League starts, Kenny Tete’s price of 3/1 to be carded on Friday evening is worth a punt without considering who he is opposing.
No player in his side commits more fouls per 90 (1.5) and he has the highest cards per 90 average (0.44).
It is also worth noting he will be trying to contain Mykhailo Mudryk.
He is the Ukrainian winger Chelsea gazumped London rivals Arsenal for, forking out a cool £100m for his services.
He has been compared to Kylian Mbappe and Vicious Jr and statistically he is in the top 1% of wingers for non-penalty goals, assists and dribbles, according to Fbref.
In his 25 minute cameo at Anfield he was electric. James Milner, his direct opponent, was carded within 12 minutes of him entering the field.
Best of luck if you are backing any of these selections and please remember to gamble responsibly.