Official Chelsea lineup vs Fulham – Lampard makes 3 Changes

Chelsea face Fulham at Craven Cottage in just under an hour, and the teams are in!

Frank Lampard has had two weeks to work with the players, with only an FA Cup game interrupting, and it brings some interesting changes.

Cesar Azpilicueta keeps his place at right back, with Reece James still out. Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho are in midfield alongside Mason Mount, while Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech flank Olivier Giroud up top.

N’Golo Kante’s hamstring injury is clearly more severe than feared.

That will disappoint fans who wanted to see Callum Hudson-Odoi or Billy Gilmour in the team, and it’s interesting to see no Timo Werner or Kai Havertz in the team.

The important thing here is 3 points – let’s save our criticism of the team until we’ve actually seen them play, please.