Former Chelsea midfielder Scott Parker will take charge of Fulham for the first time when they take on The Blues in a West London derby at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Parker has been appointed caretaker boss of The Cottagers following the sacking of former manager Claudio Ranieri and he will be looking to get one over on his former club in his first game in charge.

Fulham go into the match on the back of four consecutive league defeats. The Whites will again be without long-term absentees Marcus Bettinelli and Alfie Mawson for the match against The Blues. Former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is currently ill and is a doubt.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has no new injury concerns to deal with ahead of his side’s short trip down New King’s Road. First choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped for The Blues’ victory over Tottenham Hotspur in midweek following a breach of discipline and back-up keeper Willy Caballero is likely to retain his place in goal after recording a clean sheet.

Defender Davide Zappacosta is available for selection following recent illness, however, he is unlikely to start the match with boss Sarri expected to keep faith with the side that beat Spurs.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 14.05pm and will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League channels.