Rafael Benitez normally likes statistics, but the Chelsea interim boss has had no time for numbers ahead of tonight’s west London derby at Fulham where Barclays Premier League points is all that matters.Chelsea are bidding to consolidate their place in the top as well as a Champions League qualifying spot by winning their game in-hand over Tottenham.Tuesday saw a large result for Chelsea in the race for a Champions League place next season. Arsenal hosted Everton, & the two sides played to a uneventful 0-0 draw. That will leave Chelsea trailing Arsenal by two points when they take the field on Wednesday, but with a pair of games in hand over their North London foe. The draw leave Everton dead in the water, two points behind Chelsea & having played two additional games.Chelsea also sit level on points with Tottenham, but have a game in hand & a significant advantage in objective differential over the other North London rival. It is hard to picture Spurs making up a 13 objective gap in 6 remaining games, so finishing level on points with Tottenham will likely see Chelsea finish safely above them.The club has the chance to start building a cushion on Wednesday, as they head across London to face Fulham & make up one of their games in hand.
The last time the clubs met was Rafa’s second game in charge, & Chelsea played comparatively uninspired footy on the way to a 0-0 draw.”I’m thinking about the next game. I don’t waste time when you have so lots of games.Benitez said: “I haven’t wasted any second thinking about how lots of (points) they need. It is the next points.”You cannot be doing numbers on a regular basis. It depends on the other teams.”Spurs & Chelsea play at Stamford Bridge on May 8 in what could effectively be a Champions League play-off.But Benitez, who takes Chelsea to his former club Liverpool in another key game on Sunday, anticipates the race to the top will continue until the final day of the campaign.Craven Cottage, London, England – This regrettably means a number of the worst camera angles in the sport, as Craven Cottage, Loftus Road, and White Hart Lane have terrible angles for camera crews to work with.
England Premier League
Date:17 April 2013 | 17,18 -04-2013
Time:3 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. GMT
Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Referee: Mike Dean
Fulham 0 – 3 Chelsea
Fulham and Chelsea teams squads and players expected probables line ups details information here.
Projected Fulham XI: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise; Emanuelson, Karagounis, Enoh, Richardson; Ruiz, Berbatov
Projected Chelsea XI: Cech; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Terry, Bertrand; Ramires, Lampard; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres
Fulham vs Chelsea Premier league match come to close for start and both teams are ready for play excited game. we hope Chelsea team will perform well and take lead in match by 2-1 goals.so check results and watch who will win the match?