(Louis Dodds scored a brace against Aldershot & has 8 for the season)
(Clint Dempsey may be on the move in the Summer, until then Fulham can reap the benefits of his outstanding play)
In the evening's Premier League game Fulham host Chelsea in a game where the away side have several players with slight fitness doubts & also two massive games coming up in the next week with Spurs in the FA Cup semi final & Barcelona in the same stage of the Champions League, it's a set of circumstances that can play into the underdogs hands here. Chelsea were extremely fortunate to get the win at home against Wigan at the weekend & although their form has improved since sacking Villas Boas it probably isn't as strong as some would believe with their wins in the league coming against Stoke, Villa & Wigan - not exactly world beaters. If they are without John Terry (cracked ribs) again & Ashley Cole they will be very vulnerable at the back & that isn't ideal against a Fulham side full of attacking intent & a good home record. Clint Dempsey got another two goals at the weekend to move to 21 for the season, he was playing as a striker there but Martin Jol may have Pogrebnyak to call upon as he may be fit from an ankle injury, if he does Dempsey will drop back & that will compensate for the loss of Bryan Ruiz for the season. Fulham have won 5 of their last 8 & have already beaten Arsenal & Newcastle here, Chelsea began their complaining about their congested fixture list early & this could be a game they slip up in, at odds of 13/5 Fulham are the pick in what could be an exciting game.
(Brentford boss Uwe Rosler has his side firing on all cylinders)
Port Vale to beat Macclesfield Town at 19/20 (William Hill)
Fulham to beat Chelsea at 13/5 (BetVictor)
Brentford to beat Hartlepool United at 13/8 (William Hill)