Willian was a Blue between 2013 and 2020, and following short spells with Arsenal and Corinthians in his native Brazil, he joined Fulham in the summer.
Mount, meanwhile, continues to impact games as one of our attacking players, with his capability of playing on the flanks making him comparable to winger Willian.
Fulham vs Chelsea odds
Given the opposite form of the two sides, Chelsea are only slight favorites, with a far smaller perceived advantage than usual when these two clubs meet. The Blues opened with plus odds to win, having struggled in recent weeks and facing a Fulham side that is seventh in the table. They’ve swung back slightly into the negative in some places but only just.
Goals were expected in this match at the onset, with the “yes” selection heavily favored on both teams to score, while the over 2.5 total goals is also deemed the most likely outcome. However, that has also swung in the opposite direction given all the injuries on both sides.
Mount has more defensive responsibility than Willian, who has mostly operated on the left of Fulham’s three attackers behind Aleksandar Mitrovic, and the figures reflect that.
Fulham vs. Chelsea team news
The biggest miss for Fulham is the suspension of top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic who picked up his fifth yellow card of the Premier League season last time out against Leicester City. Neeskens Kebano is still out with an ankle injury, while defender Shane Duffy, who has barely featured this season, is ill.
Chelsea have a complete crisis on their hands. Up front, Raheem Sterling (hamstring), Christian Pulisic (knee), and Armando Broja (knee) are all out injured for this match, although Potter confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “fine” after a back injury scare. N’Golo Kante remains sidelined with his hamstring injury, as is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Defenders Reece James (knee), Wesley Fofana (knee), and Ben Chilwell (hamstring) are all unavailable, and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (finger) rounds out the extensive injury list. New man Joao Felix is fit to start if his paperwork goes through the Premier League office, which seems likely but yet unconfirmed.
Fulham, meanwhile, have enjoyed life back in the Premier League and head into tonight’s game at Craven Cottage full of confidence. Marco Silva’s side sit above west London rivals Brentford and Chelsea after a successful time of things in the top-flight for the first time in what feels like an age.
Fulham vs Chelsea
Fulham host Chelsea at Craven Cottage in the Premier League with kick off at 8pm
Marco Silva’s Cottagers are unbeaten in five matches across all competitions
Graham Potter seeks to ease pressure after just one win in nine league games
Fulham XI: Leno, Tete, Tosin, Ream, Robinson, Paulhinha, Reed, Pereira, De Cordova-Reid, Vinicius, Willian
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Azpilicueta, Zakaria, Kovacic, Hall, Mount, Havertz, Joao Felix