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2 Oct 2023

Hello and welcome to football.london's live coverage of Fulham versus Chelsea. The Blues make the short trip to Craven Cottage this evening as Mauricio Pochettino looks to build on a rare win on Wednesday evening.

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Chelsea scored their only goal of September through Nicolas Jackson against Brighton last week to ensure their progress into the next round of the Carabao Cup. Now, it is imperative for the Blues to try and translate that encouraging performance and result into the Premier League as they face a tough Fulham outfit tonight.

However, Chelsea will have to do that without Ben Chilwell, who is now set for a spell on the sidelines after limping off in his side's win against Brighton. The England international will definitely miss the game this evening but the club are yet to release the timescale.

Chilwell joins the likes of Benoit Badiashile, Marcus Bettinelli, Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia on the injury list. Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke, though, are now close to returning to action and could be in the squad this evening.

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Whether or not they start, though, is a different question. You can follow all of the coverage with Bobby Vincent and Scott Trotter from Craven Cottage in our dedicated live blog below.

17:20Bobby Vincent

Not a good omen...

Can Mauricio Pochettino change his away fortunes this evening? Chelsea desperately need him to do so...

Pochettino is winless in 14 consecutive Premier League away games. (2 with Chelsea). #CFC [BBC]

— CFCDaily (@CFCDaily) October 2, 2023

17:05Bobby Vincent

Palmer to start tonight?

Cole Palmer is in contention to make his full Premier League debut for Chelsea this evening against Fulham.

Mauricio Pochettino hinted that the 21-year-old could be in line for his first start in the league at Craven Cottage tonight after his impressive display versus Brighton last week.

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Cole Palmer could make his full Premier League debut for Chelsea against Fulham (Image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

16:41Bobby Vincent

Latest Chelsea injury news

Chelsea's injury list may be getting shorter, with some players returning to action recently, but it is still fairly extensive.

The likes of Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke are expected to be with the squad at Craven Cottage this evening, however.


Latest Chelsea injury news with updates on Ben Chilwell and Carney Chukwuemeka (Image: Darren Walsh)

Bobby Vincent

Pochettino transcript

Mauricio Pochettino faced the press on Friday afternoon ahead of Chelsea's trip to Fulham tonight and the Argentine addressed a number of topics, including...

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How long Ben Chilwell will be out forCarney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke returnFulham vs ChelseaAnd much, much more


Mauricio Pochettino (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Bobby Vincent

Predicted Chelsea lineup

There are a lot of big decisions for Mauricio Pochettino to make regarding his team selection for Chelsea's clash with Fulham this evening.

Nicolas Jackson and Malo Gusto are both suspended for the game but the likes of Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke could return to the squad after respective injuries.

Bobby Vincent has given it his best go at predicting what sort of lineup Pochettino will field at Craven Cottage.


Armando Broja has recently returned from injury (Image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Bobby Vincent


Hello and welcome to football.london's live coverage of Fulham vs Chelsea from Craven Cottage this evening.

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