This particular London derby will not catch Scott Parker by surprise, although he would not complain overly if Fulham carve out a similar result to the point at Tottenham. They have drawn five games in succession and another positive outcome is clearly not beyond them; Chelsea, for their part, have had a fortnight to stew on their chastening defeat by Manchester City and need to bounce back. Frank Lampard will hope Timo Werner’s goal against Morecambe might point the way towards better things for both his expensive signing and ailing side.
Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic has returned to light training and could be available again, having missed Wednesday's draw with Tottenham. Mario Lemina and Tom Cairney are unavailable because of illness and a knee problem respectively. Chelsea defenders Reece James and Andreas Christensen have both recovered from injuries. Midfielder N'Golo Kante, who has been nursing a hamstring strain, will be absent anyway because of suspension.
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