Chelsea have lost just two of their 37 home league games against Fulham (W22 D13) and are unbeaten in their past 17 against them at Stamford Bridge (W11 D6), since a 2-0 loss in November 1979.
Fulham beat Chelsea 2-1 at Craven Cottage last month. They are looking to complete their first league double over the Blues, with this the 38th campaign in which they've met.
Chelsea won their first three league games under Graham Potter, but only two of the subsequent 11 (D4 L5). They also scored as many goals in those first three games as they have in their past 11 (seven).
No team's won more Premier League games since the World Cup than the four Fulham - however, Marco Silva's side could lose three consecutive league matches for the first time this season.
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Fulham’s superb season may come back to haunt them next year.
That’s a view shared by the team on BBC Radio London’s The Far Post podcast.
The Cottagers are seventh in the Premier League after winning promotion to the top flight.
Radio London sports editor Phil Parry says a second striker to help Aleksandar Mitrovic would greatly help their cause, while ex-Premier League defender Steve Brown sees a different challenge on the horizon.
“Fulham’s issue isn’t this year,” said Brown. “I think Fulham’s issue is going to be next year, like it is for a lot of clubs that over achieve.
"They have players who have surprised us and supporters. Marco Silva deserves an awful amount of credit. I think sadly the expectation level will rise from this season and it’s next season, if you drop below this level, that’s when you start to get criticised.
"We can’t take a step sideways or backwards in this country as a team - we all know it can happen, but no-one allows for it."
Fulham have signed Cedric Soares on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season.
The Portuguese left-back is reunited with Marco Silva after the pair previously worked together at Sporting Lisbon.
Soares said: "I feel great. I wanted this deal to happen, so we all pushed in the same direction, and I’m really happy and pleased to be here.
"Me and my family are really, really happy for this move. It’s a great move and I can’t wait to start."
Fulham have signed Shane Duffy from Brighton on a permanent deal after he joined them on loan at the start of the season.
The 31-year-old centre-back has made five appearances for Marco Silva's side this campaign.
The move ends his six-year spell with the Seagulls, for whom he made more than 140 appearances.
It's 23:00 GMT, which means the January transfer window has officially closed for Premier League clubs.
It's now or never.
Are there any late deals to be done for Premier League clubs? They have just 60 minutes before the transfer window shuts!
Michael Brown says any player who is uncertain about whether to make a January move should not rush into it.
"If you're not sure, then it's only four months until the summer," he told BBC Sport.
"You can train hard, work hard and then have a more balanced view. You may even get more interest then as well."
Deadline day is always a tricky time for footballers forced to make big decisions about their future and Brown revealed he had given out plenty of advice to younger team-mates.
"I remember advising a younger player to leave and join Newcastle," he said. "He didn't want to go because they were in the Championship but I said they'd probably get promoted and end up in the Premier League anyway.
"In the end, he left for Newcastle, they went up and then he was a Premier League player again.
"It's great to be able to help people make career decisions."
Ian Dennis, BBC Radio 5 Live senior football reporter
Fulham have revived a deal to sign Cedric Soares from Arsenal.
The deal was in danger because of the player's wage demands and because Fulham already had the maximum of two loan players from Premier League clubs in Shane Duffy and Dan James from Brighton and Leeds respectively.
However, a compromise has been reached and Fulham will sign Duffy permanently, which means Cedric can sign on a six-month loan.
Ian Dennis, BBC Radio 5 Live senior football reporter
Arsenal will confirm the departures of Cedric Soares and Albert Sambi Lokonga, both on loan, to Fulham and Crystal Palace respectively.
Former Spurs midfielder Michael Brown says it can be difficult to secure a move out of a club as he reflected on a busy transfer window across the Premier League.
After joining Tottenham in January 2004, Brown was himself involved in a transfer tug-of-war with Fulham just two years later and he explained it was a tricky position to be in.
"I remember a situation I had when Fulham wanted to sign me," he told BBC Sport. "Daniel Levy was happy for me to go but the manager Martin Jol was not sure about it.
"How do you make it happen? It can be really hard. I had to negotiate between the two to explain why it should go through.
"Some moves on offer can be life-changing."
Brown also reflected on his arrival at Spurs and how the dressing room atmosphere differed from his previous club Sheffield United.
"It was ruthless," he said. "Spurs were struggling at the time and in danger of getting relegated.
"About a week after I joined, there was a meeting and some of the senior players were saying that if the manager didn't like how they played then he shouldn't pick them.
"It was player power in action and it was very different. I was suspended at the time so just in the background watching."
Fulham have confirmed the signing of Sasa Lukic from Torino for an undisclosed fee.
The Serbian midfielder arrives on a four-and-a-half-year deal, with the option to extend for a further year.
After putting pen to paper, the 26-year-old said: "I’m very happy to have signed, and to now be a part of Fulham’s squad.
"I can’t wait to get started and meet with the head coach, the players, and the staff, and I’m looking forward to training with them when I arrive in England.
"I’ve seen Fulham play this season and they’ve been playing very well. They have a good squad, with a great history.
"A lot of great players have played for the club in its history, and they have a lot of great players currently, like my compatriot Aleksandar Mitrovic."
"When you go in January, it's usually because you're going straight there to play," he said. "You can imagine the caution from other people because you're there to take someone's place.
"In pre-season, there's a nice build-up but in January, you arrive one day and the next you are in the team. I've done that a few times and it's hard to go straight in.
"It can also be a last-second decision and it affects everything - your family, where you live, moving to a different area. Psychologically, it can be quite difficult."
For those in the dressing room, the club being linked with someone in their position can also take its toll.
"Take Everton," he said. "They apparently want to sign a left-back. What does that say to Vitaliy Mykolenko? Sean Dyche hasn't even really met him yet and clearly does not fancy him.
"It can be damaging to know you've not got the confidence of your manager. Secrets aren't safe anymore in football."
So who will be left with a last-second decision to make in the final five and a half hours of the window? Will your club be able to do any more late business?
Nathaniel Chalobah has left Fulham to join West Brom on a permanent deal.
Since joining the Cottagers in the summer of 2021, Chalobah has made 28 appearances in all competitions, with 22 of those coming in the title-winning campaign.
A club statement from Fulham wrote: "All at Fulham would like to thank Nate for his efforts during his time with us, and we wish him every success at the Hawthorns."
Fulham have terminated Josh Onomah's contract with the 25-year-old continuing to struggle for game time since promotion to the Premier League.
The midfielder has only made two Premier League appearances this season, with Championship clubs believed to be interested in his signature.
Fulham have confirmed defender Connor McAvoy will join Partick Thistle on loan until the end of the season.
The 20 year-old has been part of the Fulham academy since 2010 but is yet to make a senior appearance.
The deadline day clock is ticking!
Premier League clubs now have just 10 more hours to get any further business done before the transfer window shuts at 23:00 GMT.
Simon Stone, BBC Sport
West Brom are closing in on the signing of Fulham midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.
The Baggies were interested in Nottingham Forest’s Lewis O’Brien but were put off by a £10m obligation to buy clause.
Carlos Corberan made strengthening his midfield a priority during the current window.
Chalobah began his career at Chelsea since when the 28-year-old has had stints with Watford and Fulham.
He has made six appearances for Marco Silva’s side this season but has featured for only four minutes since he was sent off against Newcastle on 1 October.
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With Fulham sitting seventh on 31 points, this transfer window feels like a consolidation, rather than a desperate scrabble for players to fight against relegation.
That comfort means the club can prioritise quality over quantity. The only position I think we really need is right-back cover for Kenny Tete as Marco Silva has clearly lost trust in Kevin Mbabu, who signed in the summer. It looks like Cedric Soares is arriving on loan from Arsenal, although reports have slowed down in the past couple of days.
However, the club seem determined to also strengthen in midfield with Serbia and Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic on his way to provide competition for Harrison Reed.
We're also rumoured to be bidding for Sander Berge from Sheffield United. Signing the Norwegian would be a huge statement of intent that we are serious about becoming a solid Premier League team for the long term.
Of course, incomings mean inevitable departures. It looks like Josh Onomah and Nathaniel Chalobah are the most likely to exit Motspur Park. While both have shown flashes, they are a big drop-down from our current midfield options, and hopefully moves to the Championship will help them reignite their careers.
A new episode of BBC Radio London's The Far Post podcast is out now.
With the transfer deadline looming, the team look at which players have shone so far this season - and who needs to step up during the second half of the campaign.
As the January transfer window enters its final day, we've been asking what business Fulham still need to do between now and 23:00 GMT.
Here are some of your views:
Charlie: Fulham need depth in centre midfield - the versatile Calum Chambers would be a welcome return as back-up for Palhinha in a deeper defensive role but they need at least two (one needs to be more balanced though). They also need a striker as back up for Mitro - there’s only Vinicius right now and frankly he’s not got Premier League quality.
Toby: The Fulham squad has a lot of talent in it at the moment, but I believe if we want to stay in the top part of the table we need more depth. Another CAM/CM could be very helpful with the likes of Sander Berge and Sasa Lukic being linked already, while I think another right-back is also necessary with Mbabu out of favour.
Dylan: Berge and Lukic as well as Cedric would be an incredible last 48 hours of the window. Reckon we may end up with two or three as Berge still has a couple of extra suitors. Can't complain with the way the season has gone so far so just need squad depth to ensure it doesn't go to pot now!
Pete: Fulham doing very nicely, only concern is what happens if Mitro is out but difficult to find a quality striker happy to play second fiddle. Michail Antonio would be great if he fancied a change.
Gus: I'd like us to get Lukic and Cedric, we also want Berge but he's too expensive.