So Chelsea are aiming to keep their 100% record in this local derby. Most games between these two teams are close affairs but i have a feeling that Chelsea will continue their brilliant form with another emphatic win.
Fulham played on Thursday in the Europa League, and other than the tiredness that may affect them, they have also lost Andrew Johnson to injury, and this may make it a lot harder than usual. Johnson was expected to be their best striker this season.
But Chelsea were imperious against Sunderland, and Ancelotti’s new Christmas tree formation would seem to suit the Chelsea team and if they stick to that style of playing it could be a long time before they drop any points.
Ancelotti has promised to change the team again as he tries to keep all the stars happy and rested at the same time, and as long as the confidence in the team remains, they will be formidable opponents.
Roy Hodgson has done wonders at Fulham, and his seventh place finish last season was there best ever, in fact they are four games into their season now, and have won all four, but as Sunderland found out, they will have to be better than their best to keep Chelsea from scoring.
The in-form Bobby Zamora will be the biggest threat on Chelsea’s goal, he has scored three goals in three games so far, so perhaps another goal will be possible. But Chelsea have come back from a goal down in their last three games and haven’t lost yet.
I am extremely confident that Chelsea will win this one well and it is definitely worth a large investment.