Friday night’s Premier League match between Chelsea and Fulham comes after a frenetic finale to the January transfer window for the Blues.

Chelsea spent more than £300 million in one month, but they still need a huge turnaround if they are to finish in the top four this year.

Enzo Fernandez was acquired by Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window for a record-breaking sum, following the high-profile additions of Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk earlier in January.

This matchup is a replay of the spectacular game that took place at Craven Cottage three weeks ago, a game that Fulham won 2-1 while Felix was dismissed on his debut for Chelsea.

With just one victory in their previous 11 domestic games, that outcome put Potter in serious difficulty.

A victory over Crystal Palace and a scoreless draw at Anfield relieved some of the manager’s burden, but this is still another game that must be won for a team that has recently spent heavily and is oddly down in 10th place.

They frequently outperform Fulham in this West London derby at Stamford Bridge as well, since the only victories for Fulham there came in 1964 and 1979, neither of which occurred in the top division.

Fulham has lost both league games since defeating Chelsea in the reverse match, forcing them into an FA Cup rematch.

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