A West London Derby of midtable prominence is a most fitting game to be played on a Thursday night, the worst night of the week.
Graham Potter has opted to give new arrival João Félix the start right away, after just 24 hours with the team. Can’t do much worse than our other options, I suppose. Also, it looks like we’re back to a back-three.
Willian starts for Fulham. (No Mitrović due to suspension.)
Here we go!
Fulham starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Leno | Robinson, Ream (c), Tosin, Tete | Reed, Palhinha | Willian, Andreas, De Cordova-Reid | Carlos Vinícius
Substitutes from: Rodák, Diop, Kurzawa, N.Chalobah, Cairney, Wilson, Solomon, James, Harris
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Arrizabalaga | Koulibaly, Silva, T.Chalobah | Hall, Kovačić, Zakaria, Azpilicueta (c) | João Félix, Havertz, Mount
Substitutes from: Bettinelli, Cucurella, Badiashile, Chukwuemeka, Jorginho, Gallagher, Ziyech, Aubameyang, D.Fofana
Date / Time: Thursday, January 12, 2023, 20.00 GMT; 3pm EST; 1:30am IST (next day)
Venue: Craven Cottage, SW6
Referee: David Coote (on pitch); Jon Brooks (VAR)
On TV: BT Sport 1 (UK); none (USA); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); SuperSport Premier League (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); Peacock (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!