When and Where: The Barclays Premier League match from Craven Cottage kicks-off at 3 p.m. ET. A live stream will be available via ESPN3, with TV coverage on ESPN2.

Preview: Chelsea will be hoping to maintain their excellent record against their neighbors as they seek to remain in contention for a top-four place. The Blues have lost just once to Fulham in their last 31 league and cup meetings and go into their encounter on Monday just three points off a Champions League spot after Tottenham slipped-up earlier in the day against Norwich.

Roberto di Matteo's men won their second Premier League match in succession on Saturday, yet were mighty fortunate to squeeze past Wigan with a late winner that followed an opening goal which should have been disallowed for offside.

There was nothing lucky about Fulham's 3-0 away win at Bolton on the same day. Clint Dempsey continued his hugely impressive season in front of goal with two strikes to take his tally for the season to 21 in all competitions.

The American scored in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last December and would love to help his side to a rare victory against their West-London rivals on Monday.

More often than not they have taken the points, but at times we have run them close, Dempsey said, according to the official Fulham website.

As a result of the close proximity of the two clubs it's one the fans want to win and it would mean a lot to make that happen for them. Hopefully that will be the case because it would be a massive result.

Team News: Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz will miss the clash after suffering a suspected broken foot against Bolton. Manager Martin Jol would love to bring in Pavel Pogrebnyak to replace the Costa Rican, but will have an anxious wait to see if the recent signing is passed fit to play.

Danny Murphy should return to the lineup after missing out with an illness last time out.

Chelsea boss Di Matteo will be tempted to rotate his lineup with FA Cup and Champions League semi-finals coming up in the next nine days.

Ashley Cole is expected to again miss out with Ryan Bertrand continuing in his place at left-back. Frank Lampard and John Terry will have late fitness tests to assess their availability.

Prediction: Fulham have won two games on the bounce and should take confidence from a rare away win at the weekend. Key to their chances of pulling off a much-desired victory over Chelsea could be the fitness of Pogrebnyak.

For Chelsea, given their run of fixtures it would be no surprise if they take their eye off the ball in this game allowing Fulham to grab at least a point.

Fulham 1-1 Chelsea