Date: 2nd December 2018 at 9:13am
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Last weekend, Fulham, after what seemed to be an eternity, got back to winning ways with a 3-2 victory against Southampton, at Craven Cottage.

For our new boss, Claudio Ranieri, it was the perfect start to what we hope will be a long and successful managerial reign.

However, this afternoon, Ranieri faces a far more difficult fixture when he takes Fulham the short distance up the road to take on Chelsea.

Chelsea have made a good start to their campaign and have, in fact, lost just the once, in all competitions, this season.

That defeat came last weekend when they were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur, in a Premier League clash.

Can Fulham heap more misery on Chelsea whilst extending their unbeaten run to two Premier League games?

Sadly, our latest poll doesn’t offer a positive on that front with 50% of the votes cast suggesting that Chelsea will win.

But, 30% of those who voted are of the belief Fulham will win whilst the remainder, 20%, reckon it’ll end in a draw.

Continuing on a similar theme, the BBC’s resident pundit, Mark Lawrenson, in his regular feature on the BBC, website reckons that Fulham will have little to smile about as they head home from Stamford Bridge this evening, with the former Liverpool defender, remarking:

“New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri goes back to Stamford Bridge, and he is sure to get a good reception.

“Ranieri got a very good, and very important, win over Southampton last week in his first match in charge – but this is a much tougher assignment.

“Fulham’s biggest problem is that they have got such a soft centre and Ranieri is unlikely to be able to change that without bringing in some new personnel in the January transfer window.”

It’s hard to argue with the above words and Lawrenson reckons that we’ll be on the wrong end of a 2-0 score-line.

It’d be nice to prove him wrong though boys wouldn’t it.