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Fulham vs. Chelsea

Craven Cottage

Sun, 19 March 2006

16:00

On Sky

Fulham V's Chelsea

Fulham will take on Chelsea on their home turf at Craven Cottage.

Vital Quotes:

Chris Coleman has been under immense pressure by the media to have Fulham give one of their best performances they desperately need. Coleman’s take on the matter of Fulham’s less than perfect game is partly to blame on the fact that rumors of boardroom managerial restructuring was to occur and the fact that Fulham has lost two directors on the board. “We’re already talking about what we want to do for next season, but the most important thing is to focus on the remaining results,” Coleman was quoted saying in a more positive tone for the team.

Fulham Team News:

Fulham have three more injuries at Craven Cottage.
Brian McBride has a groin problem that will need surgery however, that will not stop Fulham's top scorer from playing against Chelsea. In addition to the teams injury list, Heidar Helguson has a knee injury that will need surgery but, in the face of adversity he will strive to bring Fulham's game up to their full potential! Zat Knight is suffering from a hamstring injury and is replaced by Philippe Christanval.

Player to watch: Philippe Christanval

Philippe Christanval could prove to be a key ingredient that Fulham needs for winning against Chelsea and bringing the fans faith in the team ever strong in their abilities.

Chelsea Team News:

Jose Mourinho's take on the match against Fulham is all optimism, he hopes to maintain their record of one Carling Cup and three Premiership wins. Mourinho's optimism may be a little to carefree due to Makelele having muscle pain and Gudjohnsen having a fever and staying home from a practice. Arjen Robben is serving a suspension from the West Brom game and will not be in match on Sunday and could have proven vital to Chelsea's odds in winning against Fulham.

Player to watch: Shaun Wright-Phillips

Shaun Wright-Phillips performance last week against Tottenham could replace Damien Duff and give Fulham an intense match at Craven Cottage.

Match Facts & Stats

Even though Fulham has only won four out of the twenty-six games at Craven Cottage against Chelsea they have a great chance to make it a fifth win with Helguson back in the game. Fulham's four successive defeats prove to be a negative aspect to the fans but, with Helguson and Christanval the game could prove to be the win Fulham needs to get out of the small slump.

Match Prediction:

All goals should point to Fulham, the team should be cautious but yet confident with their top scorer in the match. Fulham 2-1 Chelsea

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The Journalist

Writer: Ollie Sheehan Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 19 2006

Time: 3:46AM

Your Comments

I can't see you guys getting anything out of todays game , a point would be a bonus for you though .
JACK_THE_LAD
Any more losses and I see you dragged into the relegation dogfight...Fulham V Pompey looks like a crucial 6 pointer.
pompeygray
weyheyyy well dun fulham :D
swanzea_gal
The behaviour of the Fulham fans after the match was disgraceful! The stewarding was pathetic. It is the first time I have been frightened by what might happen to my son and me. There were older fans who were literally shaking. I hope the FA finds the testicular fortitude to take proper action, somehow I doubt they will.
Westl
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Man that stuff was awesome. And they were thinking of saking Coleman?
cravenraven
Well done !!!
HK_Gunner
Lads, I have never been so proud, to be honest after everything that ahs gone against us, and with some disgraceful defending and unacceptable results, this has been coming. Chelski are not quite the force they thought they were. Maybe we finish above them next season. HHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! OK maybe not but hopefully this will kickstart something beautiful. AFter all we been playing beautiful attacking football all season!!!!!!!!
Ollie Sheehan
You have proved it can be done....so can Portsmouth beat Arsenal.
pompeygray
I still can't believe it. WE did it. Let's hope some Chelsea heads are a bit more deflated now.
Ollie Sheehan
Well done guys , great result .
JACK_THE_LAD
I can't see Chelsea winning it next year. I can't see us being where we are next year. WE could go down if Coleman doesn't get central defence sorted, why can't we keep bridge
Ian Scott
GUys, the fcat is Fulham won, and deservedly so. Chelsea are slowly but surely being worked out by other teams, the haven't got the same air of dominance about them that they did. In any case, our form has been impressive this season considering our position, if away form was just as good we would be challenging for champions league
Ollie Sheehan
 

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