Fulham are sweating on the fitness of key striker Dimitar Berbatov ahead of the West London derby with Chelsea, according to The Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle.

The Bulgarian limped out of last weekends 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at Craven Cottage.

The hamstring injury he sustained is now threatening to leave the Cottagers without, arguably, their best striker for the short trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The 32-year-old signed for Fulham from Manchester United at the start of last season and has scored 15 Premier League goals in 36 appearances.

Berbatov has forged a reputation for being one of the most skilful and clinical finishers in England.

In 2008, United shelled out £30 million to lure him from Tottenham Hotspur.

In total Berbatov has 90 goals in seven years playing in England, therefore his manager Martin Jol will be hoping for a speedy recovery.

However, in the event that his main striker is ruled out, the Dutch boss will be boosted by the news that loanee Darren Bent is fit to return to the line-up.

Other attacking options include Hugo Rodallega, Bryan Ruiz, Adel Taarabt and Ashkan Dejagah.

The West London derby will provide both clubs with the opportunity to get back to winning ways. 

Fulham haven't won in the Premier League since the opening day and Chelsea are without a win in their last three games in all competitions.

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