Fulham vs Chelsea - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Chelsea travel to Fulham on Monday night in the Premier League
  • The Blues are looking for a second successive win in all competitions after victory in midweek
  • Fulham are unbeaten in their last three games and won this fixture last season

Fulham take on their west London rivals Chelsea on Monday / Visionhaus/Getty Images
Fulham take on their west London rivals Chelsea on Monday / Visionhaus/Getty Images /

Chelsea are looking for only their second Premier League win of the campaign when they travel to west London rivals Fulham on Monday night.

The Blues got back to winning ways when they beat Brighton 1-0 in the Carabao Cup third round in midweek. Mauricio Pochettino will want more of the same from his side when they travel to Craven Cottage, a ground they lost at last season.

Fulham also secured a cup win on Wednesday evening, beating Championship side Norwich City 2-1 on home soil. The Cottagers currently sit above Chelsea in the Premier League having claimed eight points from their first six matches, but defeat on Monday would see the two sides swap places.

Here is all you need to know for Chelsea's trip to Fulham.

What time does Chelsea vs Fulham kick-off?

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Craven Cottage
  • Date: Monday 2 October
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Tim Robinson
  • VAR: Mark Scholes

Fulham vs Chelsea H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Fulham: 1 win
  • Chelsea: 3 wins
  • Draws: 1

Current Form (all competitions)

  • Fulham: WDWLW
  • Chelsea: WLDLW

How to watch Fulham vs Chelsea on TV and live stream


TV channel / live stream

United Kingdom

Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Ultra HD, Sky GO Extra, Sky Go UK

United States

fuboTV, nbcsports.com, NBC Sports App, USA Network, UNIVERSO


fuboTV Canada

Fulham team news

Calvin Bassey
Calvin Bassey is a doubt for the Chelsea clash / MB Media/GettyImages

Marco Silva has two confirmed absentees for the visit of Chelsea; centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo and winger Adama Traore, both of whom picked up injuries in mid-September and will not return for several weeks at the very least.

Kenny Tete remains out after missing Fulham's last two games, but Calvin Bassey makes the bench against Chelsea having come off with a slight knock against Norwich in the Carabao Cup.

Sasa Lukic is also among the substitutes after an extended spell on the sidelines. The Serbian midfielder has been missing for the Cottagers since the end of August with an unspecified issue.

Fulham confirmed lineup vs Chelsea

Fulham confirmed lineup vs Chelsea (4-3-3): Leno; Castagne, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha, Pereira; Wilson, Jimenez, Willian.

Substitutes: Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Rodrigo Muniz, Carlos Vinicius, Alex Iwobi, Sasa Lukic, Tom Cairney, Calvin Bassey, Fode Ballo, Marek Rodak.

Chelsea team news

Nicolas Jackson
Jackson has picked up the first yellow card suspension of the season / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Chelsea's vast injury list has shown few signs of letting up, with Ben Chilwell's name now added to it. The left-back was taken off with a hamstring problem against Brighton in midweek and will definitely miss out on the trip to Craven Cottage.

Nicolas Jackson was Chelsea's matchwinner against Brighton but will be absent for the Fulham clash after somehow picking up five yellow cards in his first six matches. Armando Broja made a brief cameo on Wednesday after ten months sidelined and has been thrust into the starting XI against Fulham with Raheem Sterling among the subs.

Malo Gusto is also suspended following his straight red card against Aston Villa in the Premier League last weekend, leaving Pochettino incredibly short in the full-back position with Reece James still out. Marc Cucurella could play on the right again with Levi Colwill on the opposite flank of defence.

Chelsea confirmed lineup vs Fulham

Chelsea confirmed lineup vs Fulham (4-2-3-1): Sanchez; Cucurella, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Caicedo, Gallagher; Palmer, Fernandez, Mudryk; Broja.

Substitutes: Alex Matos, Deivid de Souza, Noni Madueke, Raheem Sterling, Lesley Ugochukwu, Alfie Glichrist, Ian Maatsen, Josh Brooking, Djodje Petrovic.

Fulham vs Chelsea score prediction

Chelsea may have got the monkey off their back with a midweek win, but it was hardly the most convincing victory against an admittedly tough Brighton side. Confidence may be higher, but injuries are continuing to wreak havoc.

The defensive absentees mean that Pochettino will have to shuffle his backline around, potentially offering Fulham's attackers a boost on Monday night. Jackson's suspension could also cause significant problems up top, with Broja only just returning from a long-term layoff. Pochettino may need to come up with a creative solution there as well.

Fulham won this fixture last season and the return of Joao Palhinha to the starting lineup has been crucial in their improved form in recent weeks. The Cottagers will certainly not be fearing the arrival of their west London rivals, with Silva's side more than capable of coming away with a positive result.

Prediction: Fulham 1-1 Chelsea