Chelsea are going for six straight league wins against Fulham for the first time since half-a-dozen conquest between 1950 and 1960.
Fulham’s only victory against Chelsea in 33 games in a run early 1979 when they were in the old Second Division since the blues 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage in March 2006 and remained unbeaten in the league against Fulham in 18 games, hoping to extend the unbeaten run at Craven Cottage to 10 games (six wins, three draws in the previous nine games).
Last match at Craven Cottage
FULHAM 1 CHELSEA 2
Premier League, Craven Cottage, 03.03.19, 2.05pm
Fulham formation(4-2-3-1): Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, McDonald (Anguissa 62); Babel (Ayite 71), Cairney (c) (Vietto 80), R Sessegnon; Mitrovic
Unused subs Fabri, Le Marchand, Christie, Seri
manager Scott Parker
Booked Chambers 22, McDonald 51
Scorer Chambers 27
Chelsea formation (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rüdiger, Christensen, Emerson; Kanté, Jorginho (Kovacic 68), Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 78); Willian, Higuain, Hazard (Pedro 73)
Unused subs Caballero, David Luiz, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Jorginho 61
Scorers Higuain 20, Jorginho 31
Referee Graham Scott
This season in the Premier League
Most appearances: Anguissa 16, Areola 15, De Cordova-Reid 15
Most goals: De Cordova-Reid 4, Cavaleiro 2, Lookman 2, Mitrovic 2
Most assists: Lookman 3, Mitrovic 2, Anguissa 2
Most clean sheets: Areola 3
The Cottagers are 18th with 12 points from 16 games, three points from being out of the drop zone although they do have two games in hand over some of their rivals.
Fulham’s midweek draw at Tottenham was their first point in their past 14 Premier League London derbies.
Fulham have drawn their last five Premier League games, their longest such run since January 2007 (six games).
Only the Reds (11) and Citizen (eight) are currently on a longer unbeaten run in the competition. Fulham’s equaliser at Tottenham on Wednesday night
They remain unbeaten in six games in all competitions since their 2-1 defeat at Man City on 5 December.
Both Fulham’s Premier League wins came in November, against West Brom at home and away at Leicester.
Fulham have kept three home clean sheets in the Premier League this season, as many as they did at Craven Cottage in the whole of their last top-flight campaign in 2018/19.
Fulham have won six points from their eight home games this season and conceded three goals since last year November in their past six matches.
Fulham’s record against Chelsea
Who moved from Chelsea to Fulham in the summer?
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Chelsea, loan and since then, no ins or outs in the January window.