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Chelsea vs Fulham - 12/02/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Fulham vs Chelsea
Date & Time Sunday December 2, 2018, 11:00 AM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Chelsea -700 / Draw +650 / Fulham +1750 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
NBC
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Soccer | Fulham vs Chelsea

The West London derby is set to take place this weekend as Chelsea will be hosting Fulham at Stamford Bridge.

Fulham won their previous match as the Cottagers beat Southampton at home. It was a decent performance by Fulham as the team attacked really well but defensively the problems are still very evident. Fulham conceded 2 goals but were lucky that they didn’t concede the goalkeeper had a very strong game to bail the side out. This was shown by the fact that Fulham conceded 19 shots. Fulham will need to defend much better if they wish to cause Chelsea any problems.

On the other side of the coin, Chelsea lost their first match as they were beaten by Tottenham. It was a disappointing performance by the Blues as they were comfortably beaten by the Spurs. That being said, Chelsea have been amazing all season as they have dominated lower side meaning they will be confident that they return to winning ways. It will be important for the midfield to play well as the likes of Kante and Jorginho were not very good. Furthermore, the defense will also need to improve as David Luiz had a terrible outing. While Chelsea are the stronger team, a poor defensive display could prove problematic as Fulham have been attacking well as they scored 3 times in their previous match.   

While Fulham returned to winning ways in their previous match, I see the Cottagers losing this match. Chelsea are a much stronger side and the likes of Willian and Morata should enjoy themselves against the weak Fulham defense. Expect both teams to score goals as neither defense is playing well. That being said, I am picking Chelsea to win a high-scoring game at home.

 

Pick:
Chelsea

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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