Both Chelsea and Fulham return to action over the weekend after their involvement in the Carabao Cup midweek.
Chelsea lost to Middlesbrough in the first leg of their semifinal tie while Fulham also blew away a one-goal lead to lose to Liverpool.
The two teams will be on the lookout for victory on Saturday in the Premier League’s early kickoff at Stamford Bridge.
Mauricio Pochettino’s boys sealed a 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage in the last meeting between these two teams. Mykhaylo Mudryk and Armando Broja were on the scoresheet on the day.
Despite ending a forgettable 2023 with back-to-back victories over Crystal Palace and Luton Town – both by one goal – Chelsea just can’t break into the single figures, keeping the 10th spot on the table but with only a three-point deficit to make up to Brighton & Hove Albion in seventh.
The Cottagers defeated Arsenal in their final 2023 fixture, but they have been beaten in each of their last four top-flight games on the road, shipping at least three goals on each occasion, and they have not won on rival turf since beating Everton on the opening weekend of the season.
The game is set to kick off at 12:30 GMT.