Chelsea have the perfect opportunity to put the disappointment of the FA cup exit at the hands of Manchester City behind them. Despite a back breaking fixture pile up, the Blues have got the chance to lay down a marker for a top four finish, after Arsenal failed to beat Everton last night.
We travel the short distance to Craven Cottage to play Fulham tonight, knowing that a victory will put us back into third and a point above Arsenal with a game in hand. Tottenham will be three points behind with the same number of games left, but they have a much worse goal difference, 13 less than ours before kick-off tonight.
Surprisingly Chelsea are odds on to win the game tonight, despite not winning an away Premier League game for over three months! I would still fancy them to beat Fulham, but check out the latest betting offers before you part with your hard-earned cash. If you shop around you could get a very good price on Chelsea to win by two or more goals.
Fulham have not really got anything to play for for the rest of the season, so this local derby will be their most important one left. That means that the Chelsea players have to match their commitment from the start to allow our superior class to show through. The prize of the Champions League next season should be more than enough to get them going.
With tough fixtures still to come, including away to Liverpool on Sunday and Manchester United at Old Trafford in May, we cannot afford to drop any points against teams like Fulham, Swansea and Aston Villa.