Chelsea vs Fulham prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Premier League match in 2024

Both teams hope to put adverse domestic cup results behind them as Chelsea and Fulham return to Premier League action at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues were embarrassingly bounced from the third round of the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Middlesbrough on Tuesday, unable to find the back of the net in a 1-0 defeat despite ripping off 18 shots worth 2.17 xG.

While Fulham managed to brush past Rotherham United in their FA Cup meeting earlier in the week, the Cottagers were pegged back in the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal tie with Liverpool, coughing up a 1-0 halftime lead in a 2-1 defeat.

In the league standings, the two sides sit just four points apart, with the Whites able to claw within a single point of the Blues if they should win here. Chelsea, meanwhile, could leap into eighth above Newcastle and Manchester United with victory of their own.

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Chelsea vs Fulham prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Chelsea (-160)
  • Score prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Fulham

Chelsea creates chances in droves, as evident against Middlesbrough, but the Blues are one of the Premier League’s worst finishing teams, sporting a -7.96 goals/xG differential which stands as the third-worst in the EPL.

What is a poor finishing team’s worst nightmare? A great goalkeeper, which they’ll meet in Fulham shot-stopper Bernd Leno. The German was the Premier League’s second-best goalkeeper last season behind only Alisson of Liverpool, and this season he is putting in another great shift, his latest heroics coming against Liverpool as he kept the Reds from running up the score late in their EFL Cup first leg.

Still, it’s hard to imagine this Blues team continuing to be thwarted in front of net as they rack up chances in droves. They put two past Fulham in their last meeting at Craven Cottage and should manage to make good on their efforts here as well. Surprisingly, a push for European football may still be very much on the cards for Chelsea.

  DraftKings
(USA)
Chelsea win -160
Draw +330
Fulham win +425
Both teams
to score Y/N
-150 / +120
Over / Under
2.5 goals
-170 / +125
Chelsea
-0.5 goals
-175
Fulham
+0.5 goals
+130

Chelsea vs Fulham match facts

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024
  • Kickoff Time: 12:30 p.m. local (7:30 a.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. PT)
  • Location: Stamford Bridge (London, England)
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor, VAR: Michael Salisbury
  • Last meeting: Fulham 0-2 Chelsea (Oct. 2, 2023 | Premier League)

Chelsea vs Fulham: best bet

  • Pick: Cole Palmer anytime goalscorer
  • Odds: +180 (DraftKings)

Chelsea seem to go as their new midfield star goes of late. Cole Palmer has scored in five of Chelsea’s last nine Premier League matches, of which the Blues have won three, drawn one (against Man City, a positive result), and lost one. In the four he didn’t score, they lost three and won one, the victory coming by one goal against Brighton in a match Palmer played just 18 minutes.

The 21-year-old England international has grown into his role under Mauricio Pochettino, transitioning from a creative player into a bigger goal-scoring threat. While you can get Palmer at +125 to score or assist, backing him to find the net at increased value is the play, as he’s racked up 4.3 xG over their last nine Premier League matches, compared to just 2.95 xA. Plus, backing anyone else on Chelsea to make good on chances is a lost cause at this point.

Chelsea vs Fulham prop bet

  • Pick: Chelsea 7+ shots on target
  • Odds: +135 (FanDuel)

Chelsea may or may not find a way past Bernd Leno, but, likely, the Blues will at least work the opposition goalkeeper.

Fulham don’t give up a ton of chances like they did last season, but the opportunities they do concede are often of high value. They have given up 261 shots this season, 12th most in the league, but 110 of those have been on target, which is the fourth-highest value in the English top flight.

The same is true when flipped to Chelsea’s attack. They have produced 269 shots thus far in league play, good for 10th in the league, but 100 of those have been on target, which bumps them up to eighth. It’s especially true of late, with Chelsea fourth in the Premier League in shots on target since the start of October, as they develop under Mauricio Pochettino.

Chelsea vs Fulham live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA USA Network, Universo Fubo USA, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo
Canada  — Fubo Canada
UK TNT Sports 1 discovery+, TNT Sports Ultimate

This Premier League match will be broadcast in the United States on USA Network, which is available to stream on Fubo. That English-language broadcast is also available on Peacock and the NBC Sports app.

Additionally, a Spanish-language broadcast is available in the United States on Universo, which, like the English-language broadcast, is available on Fubo. That broadcast is also available to stream on Telemundo Deportes en Vivo.

In Canada, the Premier League can be found all season long exclusively on Fubo, while in the UK it can be found on TNT Sports 1.

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