Opta Stats: Chelsea v Fulham

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri.
Claudio Ranieri returns to his former club Chelsea with Fulham.
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It's a West London derby as Chelsea meet Fulham. Opta presents the statistical analysis.

"Managers who’ve previously managed Chelsea in the Premier League have never returned to Stamford Bridge and won in 13 attempts (D5 L8), with Claudio Ranieri managing two of those games (D1 L1)."

A Chelsea win and both teams to score is [2.5].

Chelsea have only lost one of their 26 Premier League matches against Fulham (W15 D10), a 0-1 defeat in March 2006. They are [1.2] to win.

Fulham have won just one of their 24 away top-flight matches against Chelsea (D9 L14), a 2-1 victory in March 1964 under manager Bedford Jezzard. The draw is [8.6].

This is the first Premier League encounter between Chelsea and Fulham since March 2014, when current Fulham player Andre Schurrle scored a hat-trick for the Blues in a 3-1 win. Schurrle is [6.0] to score.

Chelsea are winless in their last two Premier League games, last going three without a win back in September 2016. Fulham are [5.4] to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market.

Fulham have lost all three of their London derbies in the Premier League this season, by an aggregate score of 2-10. Chelsea are [1.67] to win half-time/full-time.

Chelsea haven't lost two London derby matches on consecutive Premier League matchdays since October 2011, when they lost to QPR and Arsenal. Fulham are [15.5] in the Draw No Bet market.

No side has had more different goalscorers in the Premier League this season than Chelsea (11). Over 3.5 goals is [1.98].

If Andre Schurrle scores for Fulham, he'll be the fourth player to have scored for and against Chelsea in a specific Premier League London derby match, after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Chelsea vs Charlton), William Gallas (Chelsea vs Spurs) and Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea vs Arsenal). He's [21.0] to open the scoring.

Managers who've previously managed Chelsea in the Premier League have never returned to Stamford Bridge and won in 13 attempts (D5 L8), with Claudio Ranieri managing two of those games (D1 L1). A Chelsea win and both teams to score is [2.5].

Aleksandr Mitrovic's seven Premier League goals this season have earned Fulham seven points - only Glenn Murray's goals (9 points) have been more valuable to his side. Mitrovic is [4.2] to score.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 276.00 pts
Returned: 290.83 pts
P/L: +14.83 pts

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