Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Chelsea v Fulham
KO 13:00, Boxing Day, Sky Sports 1
(Max last 10 only)
21 Sep 2011 Carling Cup Chelsea 1-1 Fulham
14 Feb 2011 Premier League Fulham 0-0 Chelsea
10 Nov 2010 Premier League Chelsea 1-0 Fulham
28 Dec 2009 Premier League Chelsea 2-1 Fulham
23 Aug 2009 Premier League Fulham 0-2 Chelsea
02 May 2009 Premier League Chelsea 3-1 Fulham
28 Dec 2008 Premier League Fulham 2-2 Chelsea
01 Jan 2008 Premier League Fulham 1-2 Chelsea
29 Sep 2007 Premier League Chelsea 0-0 Fulham
30 Dec 2006 Premier League Chelsea 2-2 Fulham
Chelsea and Fulham get the Boxing Day fixtures off to a cracking start at Stamford Bridge and Blues fans will be hoping their side can get the better of the Cottagers within 90 minutes for the first time in two meetings.
Fulham supporters making the short trip to the Bridge on Boxing Day will have taken some encouragement from the performance in the Carling Cup back in September. That day Fulham more than held their own and were unfortunate to be dumped out the competition on penalties.
The past two matches between Chelsea and the Cottagers have not produced a goal and the visitors would certainly settle for a point here. Michael Essien’s winner in the 1-0 result in Chelsea has been the only goal in three West London derbies.
Given the proximity of the two clubs, it’s not a surprise that the referees have been kept busy in the recent clashes. There have been two red cards issued in the three most recent games between the clubs.
Chelsea have won their past two home games, including a 2-1 win against the league leaders and they look in good shape for another here. Andre Villas-Boas’ side have scored five times in those matches, so my advice would be to back Chelsea in the HT/FT double result at around 1.94 on BETDAQ.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Chelsea HT/FT double result at around 1.94: 4 points
Thursday’s Return: -4.00
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