Chelsea v Fulham last five H2Hs: Can the Blues continue their West London dominance?

Chelsea welcome Fulham to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for the second West London derby of the season. Unlike on other recent occasions, the two clubs are only separated by three places and four points which makes this a derby with higher stakes than simply bragging rights. The Chelsea v Fulham last five H2Hs indicate that the Blues should stretch their lead over Fulham to seven points but with how poorly Chelsea have been playing this season, anything could happen.

Chelsea v Fulham last five H2Hs
Chelsea are dominant in the H2H against Fulham – Photo by Icon sport

Chelsea v Fulham H2H record

The Chelsea v Fulham rivalry is one of the most one-sided in Premier League history in terms of local derbies. The Blues have dominated this fixture throughout time but particularly in the Premier League era where Fulham have only beaten Chelsea twice in 33 attempts.

  • Chelsea Wins: 51
  • Draws: 27
  • Fulham Wins: 12

While Chelsea have always historically been a top-flight side in English football, Fulham have yo-yo'd between the divisions. The first meeting between the two clubs came in 1910 when they were both in Divison Two. On that occasion, Fulham recorded a 1-0 victory which in hindsight, they should have savoured as they then had to wait 26 years to beat the Blues again.

Willian
Willian is set to face his former club on Saturday – Photo by Icon sport

Chelsea v Fulham last five H2Hs

Fulham 0-1 Chelsea – 16th January 2021

Fulham welcomed Chelsea to an empty Craven Cottage during the Premier League season that was largely played behind closed doors due to the Covid pandemic. Chelsea ran out as 1-0 winners in a drab affair, thanks to a late goal from Mason Mount. Antonee Robinson saw red for Fulham in the first half which made life difficult for the home side.

Chelsea 2-0 Fulham – 1st May 2021

Four months later, Chelsea faced Fulham at Stamford Bridge with Fulham on the verge of Premier League relegation. The Cottagers needed realistically needed a win to keep their hopes of survival alive but it was Chelsea who took great joy in all but condemning their local rivals to the Championship. Kai Havertz netted a double on either side of half time to secure the three points and move Chelsea six points clear in the race for the top four.

Fulham 2-1 Chelsea – 12th January 2023

Fulham recorded their first victory over Chelsea in seventeen years in January 2023 in a party-like atmosphere at Craven Cottage. Ex-Chelsea man Willian came back to haunt his former club when he opened the scoring early on before Koulibaly equalised for Chelsea. The Blues were looking good for a winner when Joao Felix got sent off which turned the game on its head. Carlos Vinicius then made it 2-1 to Fulham in the 73rd minute.

Chelsea 0-0 Fulham – 3rd February 2023

Just a few weeks after their 2-1 victory over Chelsea, Fulham travelled to Stamford Bridge looking to complete a league double over the Blues for the first time ever. Marco Silva's men were good on the night and had plenty of chances to win the match while Kai Havertz rattled the post in the first half. The result heaped pressure on Graham Potter as Chelsea boss and he was sacked just a few months later.

Fulham 0-2 Chelsea– 2nd October 2023

The most recent Chelsea v Fulham H2H took place at Craven Cottage in October 2023. Chelsea came into the match on a three-game winless run in the Premier League which would have given Fulham plenty of reason to be optimistic. On the day, however, Chelsea put in one of their most impressive displays of the season and ran out as 2-0 winners thanks to two goals inside the opening 20 minutes thanks to goals from Mudryk and Broja.

Recent Chelsea v Fulham H2H
Mykhailo Mudryk scored against Fulham last time out – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Cole Palmer

In what has been a disappointing season for Chelsea, Cole Palmer has been a rare shining light. The ex-Man City man has shone in a free role behind the forwards for the Blues and has also been deadly from the penalty spot. In total, Palmer has netted eight Premier League goals in 16 appearances this season and will want to make his mark on the West London derby.

Key trend

Looking at the Chelsea v Fulham H2H record, the most obvious trend to look at is the fact that Chelsea win more often than not. Another trend to keep an eye on is the fact that both teams have scored just once in the last five matches between the two sides. This indicates that the fixture is usually one-sided, and we are predicting the same again here – Chelsea 2-0 Fulham.

For a more in-depth prediction, check out our dedicated Chelsea vs Fulham prediction.


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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.