By Abiodun Alade
Jose Mourinho will lead his boys to the Craven Cottage with the hope of gaining another three points that will keep his team at the top of the table.
Jose Mourinho believes the fact Fulham have played just one game under new manager Felix Magath makes preparing for today’s match even tougher.
Magath, who replaced Rene Meulensteen less than a fortnight ago, oversaw Fulham’s 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, the only match Mourinho has been able to study in order to ensure his side are as tactically sound as possible.
‘It’s more difficult, you can’t focus on the games under Meulensteen because he’s not there anymore,’ said the Chelsea boss. ‘The new manager comes in and changes the philosophy, new players come in, the manager thinks differently.
‘To study the opponent we have one match, which is the game against West Brom. After that they’ve had one week to work and we don’t know if the coach is changing philosophy, tactics, players, so it’s difficult.
‘We are not the kind of team that worries about the opponent, we try to play the way we want to play and the way we feel is the best way to play. We just know they are a much better side than the number of points they have.’
Arsenal will seek a victory at Stoke City to keep his hope alive of winning the EPL trophy while Liverpool and Everton will also want to adavance their challenge for a top four finish.
The full fixture
Everton vs West Ham
Fulham vs Chelsea
Hull City vs Newcastle
Stoke City vs Arsenal
Sunderland vs WestBrom
Southampton vs Liverpool