Here is my predicted Chelsea predicted lineup to host Fulham, based on recent injury news and the January transfer window.
This is perhaps the hardest Chelsea predicted lineup to decipher, with Potter and company strengthening the squad tenfold in the January transfer window. But how many new signings will make the cut?
Chelsea host Fulham in the Premier League on Friday evening. It is bound to be a difficult fixture for the hosts, as any London derby is. However, with the drama of the January transfer window over, Chelsea will feel like they have a strong enough squad to kickstart the second half of the Premier League season.
It will come as a form of pay-back, too. One of Potter’s most humiliating defeats came only last months at the hands of Fulham. He will be hoping to learn from his mistakes that day.
Here’s the lineup I would predict Graham Potter to field in this match…
Which Chelsea goalkeeper will start vs Fulham?
Chelsea have three options between the sticks – Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcus Bettinelli. However, Mendy is injured so unavailable for selection against Fulham.
Therefore, I expect Kepa Arrizabalaga to continue his rich run of starts. The Spanish goalkeeper survived the January transfer window and is in good form, keeping two consecutive clean sheets. He will hope to make that a third to impress Graham Potter, with Mendy expected back early February.