Fresh off the back of an impressive 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham will relish the prospect of causing an upset against Chelsea.
Comfortable counter-attacking in their new 3-5-2 shape, they will not be intimidated when their west London neighbours visit Craven Cottage.
Stats suggest the duo of Nigerians,Tosin Adarabioyo and Ademola Lookman can inspire the host to a rare win at Craven Cottage.
Former Man City youngster Adarabioyo has been particularly impressive for Fulham this term and produced an immense individual performance in the midweek draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
The 23-year-old, who plays on the left of central defence, made nine clearances, 10 ball recoveries, three tackles and a vital block.
Adarabioyo came into the side after Fulham had leaked 11 goals in their opening four fixtures.
Since then, they have only conceded a further 13 times in 12 top-flight matches.
At 6ft 5in, Adarabioyo uses his height to good advantage and has made highest number of clearances per 90 minutes of any Premier League defender.
While Adarabioyo is the Cottagers’ leader at the back,the club’s main man in attack is another 23-year-old,another Nigerian Lookman.
Since joining on loan from RB Leipzig, the forward has proved he can be a game-changer, delivering two goals and three assists.
His speed and dribbling ability are a major asset, so he will be expected to take Chelsea defenders on at Craven Cottage.
He scored a stunning solo goal in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United, and finished off a counter-attack with aplomb in the win at Leicester, having sprinted 60 yards to score.
Lookman’s individual magic also inspired goals against Everton and Spurs, when he beat his man before supplying quality crosses from the byline.
Steady at the back and competent going forward, Fulham’s side looks more than capable of making it a difficult evening for Chelsea.