Chelsea to win Half Time and Full Time at odds of 1.8
Chelsea have lost their last 2 games, 3 if you count losing on penalties to Bayern Munich in the European Super Cup. To lose again is unthinkable for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea. Jose has blamed it on trying to change the way they play, but questions are being asked why he has been leaving out one of the Leagues best players, Juan Mata. Not only is this a must win game for Chelsea, this is a West London derby, one they have struggled to win in recent years. After winning their first 2 games of the season (2-0 Hull & 2-1 Villa), both at home. They have gone 2 games without scoring, but one was to Manchester United, where they set up for a 0-0 and I'd say they were unlucky not to score at Everton. Improvement has got to come and they have no injury problems, Jose has a full squad to pick his best eleven from.
Fulham have really struggled recently, they got a win at Sunderland in their first game but have not won at home for 6. Usually they struggle away and have a 1.07 points per game average in their last 15 away. They have a tough game here aswell with Bryan Ruiz, Aaron Hughes and Stekelenberg out, Berbatov will face a late fitness test.
Fulham haven't won this fixture since 2006 and the last 3 played at Stamford Bridge were drawn.
Last Meetings at Stamford Bridge: 0-0, 1-1, 0-0(cup), 1-0, 2-1, 3-1, 0-0, 2-2 (going back in time)
Chelsea losing again is unthinkable and there should be a reaction after the Basel defeat. I expect Lampard and Terry to return to the team for this and I think they'll take the lead in the first half as they did against Hull and Basel. Chelsea to win at half time and full time is my pick here.
Chelsea/Chelsea - Halftime/Fulltime is at 1.8 with various bookies