Chelsea – Fulham: prediction for the match of the championship of England
In the match Chelsea – Fulham on December 2, 2018 at the Stamford Bridge stadium, one of the leaders of the English championship will receive an outsider. The game will start at 15:00 Moscow time.Chelsea “Blues”, after the match of the previous round, lost the third line and are one step away from relegation from the Champions League zone. The game against Tottenham was to blame, because it was the Spurs that threw Chelsea off the medal spot. At the beginning of the match, the Blues looked confused and it was noticeable, the hosts took advantage of this confusion. “Aristocrats” conceded the first ball already in the eighth minute, Eriksen hung from the standard, and Dele Alli closed this canopy with a header. It took exactly the same time as the players of Tottenham doubled their advantage, Harry Kane struck from a long distance – 2:0. The first good moment from Chelsea came only at the end of the first half, in the 38th minute a long-range shot was delivered by Eden Hazard, but Lloris pulled out the Belgian’s blow. The Blues were failing the game and something had to be changed in the second half. The situation for Chelsea could change in the first minutes of the second half, Willian got a great opportunity to win back one ball, the Brazilian hit from close range – above the gate. Critically complicated the situation for the “aristocrats” Heung-Min Son, the South Korean circled two defenders and shot past the goalkeeper – 3:0 in the 54th minute. The players of the guests tried to change something, but Tottenham’s defense acted flawlessly. Chelsea’s prestige goal was scored by Olivier Giroud as the Frenchman closed the cross from the flank in the 85th minute. “Pensioners” lost and dropped to fourth place in order to get the opportunity to return to the top three – a victory in the Chelsea – Fulham match will suit. Fulham The Fulham players played an extremely important match against Southampton in the previous round, as the Saints are one of the main competitors in the fight for survival. The start of the match Fulham – Southampton turned out to be difficult for the hosts. Southampton players opened the scoring in the 18th minute, Stuart Armstrong handled the ball and shot right into the goal frame. The sadness of the hosts’ fans passed very quickly, in the 33rd minute the score was equalized by Alesandr Mitrovic, the striker shot from the line of the goalkeeper’s area, the ball flew into the far corner. Ten minutes later, the score was already in favor of the summer residents, Sessegnon saw Schurrle and shot right at the German, who had already sent the ball into the near corner. The first half ended with a minimal lead for Fulham. Mitrovic could make life easier for his team, the Serb almost made a double at the start of the second half, but the goalkeeper of the guests saved his team. Armstrong thanked his goalkeeper, the midfielder delivered a long-range strike in the 53rd minute – 2:2. The equal score lasted until the 63rd minute, Alexander Mitrovic finally achieved his goal and made a double, thereby allowing his team to take the lead for the second time. Until the end of the match, there were not many mistakes on the part of Fulham, so the game ended like this – 3:2. Thanks to this victory, the “dacha residents” approached the 17th position by one point, in order to maintain their position, or even get out of the relegation zone, Claudio Ranieri’s team needs to achieve a positive result in the Chelsea – Fulham match. Odds for the match Chelsea – Fulham December 2, 2018 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company give an advantage to the hosts and do not believe in the success of the guests at all. Odds for the match Chelsea – Fulham: Chelsea win – 1.17; Draw – 7.90; Fulham win – 17.5. Chelsea v Fulham: match prediction Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham have played only one game, but in this match the Cottagers looked very good, which suggests that the guests have a chance of an equal game at least in one of the halves. Prediction for the match Chelsea – Fulham: Fulham won’t lose in the first half, odds – 2.50. Recall that in the duel between Barcelona and Villarreal on December 2, 2018, the Catalans will try to break their two-match losing streak in the Spanish championship. The starting whistle at the Camp Nou stadium will sound at 19:30 Moscow time.