Chelsea v Fulham - Now it's a must win game.

What a difference a bad performance makes doesn't it. Sitting here on Saturday filled with confidence, five points clear at the top of t...

What a difference a bad performance makes doesn't it. Sitting here on Saturday filled with confidence, five points clear at the top of the league and couldn't see Liverpool getting anything out of the game. Chelsea fail to turn up in the first half, Torres strikes twice and we lose the game. Now we are just two points clear, Drogba has Malaria, Lampard is still out, Anelka and Alex are possibly missing tonight and I am wondering if it could get any worse!. Even still, we need a win tonight more than ever.

Carlo Ancelotti Manager Chelsea 2010/11 Chelsea V Olympique De Marseille (2-0) Group F 28/09/10 UEFA Champions League Photo Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

We need the win to maintain some stability and get our confidence back. We have for some reason been lacking in confidence and not started games very well lately and has been a complete turnaround from the start of the season. Carlo himself has stated ahead of tonight that Chelsea must start stronger and tonight against Fulham is the perfect opportunity.

Fulham will have other ideas and Mark Hughes has already stated that his side will come to the Bridge tonight and will attack Chelsea. Fulham have always been a hard working side and give everything for their manager. Despite missing Zamora I personally believe Dembele is a class act and he needs to be watched tonight.

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Its not just Dembele for Fulham of course you need to consider Zoltan Gera, Andy Johnson and Clint Dempsey. Dempsey loves a game against Chelsea and will be eager to score against us once more. Our back four need to be aware and awake to the ariel threat he poses.

This is no easy game tonight, Fulham and there fans will be up for it, despite the ridiculous article I posted about yesterday. Chelsea need to match their hunger and hard work tonight and then play our football.

The news that the coaching staff are waiting on news of Anelka and Alex tonight before the side is named is a blow and I hope they both make it. With Didier starting again tonight its a massive bonus as we really missed him in the first half against Liverpool. The fact that Chelsea have Drogba back and Essien is massive for us tonight and these two could prove to be the difference.

John Terry Complains to Referee Howard Webb Chelsea 2010/11 Liverpool V Chelsea (2-0) 07/11/10 The Premier League Photo: Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

Chelsea fans like me will expect a performance just three days after Anfield. After what we had to endure in that first half any kind of first half performance will be better tonight and have faith in the team that they will come out and play our football. There will be a fair few faces sitting in that dressing room before kick off knowing that they owe us a performance and let's hope they give it to us tonight.

Predicted line up tonight: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry (C), Cole, Essien, Mikel, Zhirkov, Malouda, Drogba, Kalou.

Kick of at Stamford Bridge is 19:45 tonight.

Prediction: Chelsea to win by two.

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