Fulham vs. Chelsea: Key Battles to Watch

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Fulham vs. Chelsea: Key Battles to Watch
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Their stadia are a stone's throw away from each other in West London, but in reality Chelsea and Fulham are worlds apart when it comes to their footballing prowess.

The Blues currently lead the way in the Premier League while their neighbors Fulham are rooted to the foot of the table, locked in a relegation battle.

On paper, Saturday's clash between these rivals should only go one way—a Chelsea win. But this is the Premier League and things never quite work out in the way we often expect.

Indeed, Fulham ran Chelsea close when they visited Stamford Bridge in September, eventually succumbing to a 2-0 defeat after frustrating the Blues early on.

With home support behind them, they'll be hoping to do the same at Craven Cottage, but can they?

Bleacher Report looks ahead at the key battles in this West London derby.

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