Chelsea v Fulham LIVE: Score and updates from Premier League clash as Cole Palmer penalty fires Blues ahead


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Chelsea welcome near neighbours Fulham to Stamford Bridge as the two London clubs return to Premier League action.

Fulham could move within a point of their hosts and the top half of the table with victory but both sides were beaten in midweek Carabao Cup fixtures, with Chelsea slipping up at Middlesbrough and Fulham beaten by Liverpool as each conceded a one-goal first-leg deficit.

The pair did finish 2023 with league wins, though: Mauricio Pochettino’s men survived a late Luton rally at Kenilworth Road and Marco Silva’s side secured an impressive 2-1 win over Arsenal.

Follow the latest action from the Premier League below and get the latest Chelsea vs Fulham odds and tips here.

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

90+5 mins: It’s a good ball in and Fulham attackers take a couple of swipes at it but so many blue shirts are in there throwing themselves in front of the ball! Fernandez with a key block.

Chelsea eventually thump clear.

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:28

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

90+4 mins: A long throw from Fulham into the box to try and snatch an equaliser but it’s scrambled clear. The Cottagers then win a free-kick out on the right and will have a last chance to pump it into the box.

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:27

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

90 mins: Into five minutes of injury time and Chelsea hanging on to this lead. Gallagher sees a shot blocked trying to finish it off.

A couple of final subs for Chelsea as Gilchrist and Chukwuemeka on for Palmer and Gusto.

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:26

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POST! Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

84 mins: So close for Chelsea! Gallagher is inches away from finishing the game as a contest. He strikes the ball with the outside of his boot but it thuds against the foot of the post

Just before that, Fulham make two subs as Rodrigo Muniz and Sasa Lukic come on for Andreas Pereira and Joao Palhinha

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:19

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

79 mins: A dangerous-looking break for Fulham, so Thiago Silva hacks down Jimenez on halfway. He gets a yellow card but he knew exactly what he was doing.

Palmer then also yellow-carded as he kicks the ball away to stop the quick free-kick.

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:12

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

76 mins: A clattering foul about 25-30 yards out committed by Chelsea and Disasi kicks the ball away in the aftermath, getting a yellow card for his troubles. Pereira’s free-kick flies well over though.

But here’s some great news for Chelsea! Ben Chilwell makes his injury return, coming on for the final 15 minutes in place of Raheem Sterling. He immediately takes the captain’s armband. A job for him to do to help see out this win.

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:10

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SAVE! Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

74 mins: Fulham now putting the pressure on! Pereira takes on his man and advances into the box from the left. His pull-back goes behind a slipping Palmer and Jimenez gets a shot at goal but Petrovic dives to his right to push it away with a strong hand.

Shortly after, Jimenez gets another shot away but Petrovic is solid at his near post.

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:07

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

72 mins: Things starting to get frantic now. Chelsea put pressure on Fulham but blocks are flying in and eventually Gallagher fires well over the bar.

A Sterling cross then blocked out for a corner, which is cleared

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:05

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

66 mins: Now Chelsea respond with a sub of their own. Armando Broja – still getting full fitness back from injury – is off with Noni Madueke coming on

Luke Baker13 January 2024 14:00

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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

64 mins: A double change for Fulham as Timothy Castagne and Bobby DeCordova-Reid are on for Kenny Tete and Harry Wilson. Can the fresh legs get them back in this match?

Luke Baker13 January 2024 13:57



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