Chelsea play host to Fulham to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for their first Premier League game back since losing to Tottenham.
The derby defeat against Spurs was Chelsea’s first taste of defeat this season, and the Blues were outclassed in that game by a determined Spurs side who set out to press from the onset.
Ahead of this weekend’s derby against Fulham, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to win the game 2-0.
However, the former Arsenal star took shots at David Luiz and Marcos Alonso and revealed that Chelsea won’t win anything with the duo.
“Chelsea got well beat last weekend. Tottenham caught them by surprise with the way they pressed and it made Jorginho look like Alberto Aquilani,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“He didn’t get any time on the ball to pass, and he was lost. If he’s not getting on it, who’s going to give it to Willian or Eden Hazard?
“You’re also not going to win anything with David Luiz in a back four, or Marcos Alonso at left-back. He plays as a 10!
“Fulham will go there and stick 10 behind the ball, and you’ve got 95 minutes to score if you’re Chelsea. I expect them to win.
“I think this is where we’ll see if Claudio Ranieri has a chance of keeping Fulham up.
“Last week they had to attack anyway, they had to win. This will show if he’s been able to do anything with their defence.”