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I'm playing on CHELSEA. The Blues are fully fit, with the exception of suspended Konte, for Saturday afternoon's match. Thats bad news for Fulham. Keep in mind that Cottagers sit in 18th in the Prem. League and they've been outscored 24-14 through 16 games. Chelsea, on the other hand, has 32 goals. Lampard had this to say of the match against Fulham: "It's an exciting fixture. I always felt it had an extra edge to it .. " Winless in three matches, Chelsea is going to be hungrier than ever. Lampard had this to say of his team's morale and where they're currently at: "My concern has been training and the atmosphere around that because when you haven’t won for a few games it’s clear the players need to stay positive. That starts from the staff. I have seen good reactions from the players. They have worked hard. We have had two pretty long weeks of training for pretty much the first time this season. We have had a chance to work in training on bigger elements of our game. We have worked at a really physical level which is important if you want to improve as a team. No matter what squad you have, and particularly if you have young or new players, you need time to work ... " Having had that "time to work" and facing an inferior opponent, I fully expect a motivated, recharged and refocused Chelsea team to "take care of business."