Premier League: Fulham recovers a 0-1 deficit to top Chelsea 2-1

LONDON. Fulham was capable to turn the table against Chelsea to win 2-1.

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LONDON. Fulham succeeded in turn the table against Chelsea to win 2-1. It was Fulham to strike first with a goal of Willian at the 25′. Then it was a goal in the 48′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Carlos Vinícius gave the win to Fulham in the 73′ minute with a goal.

João Félix received a red card (58′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Chelsea lost the match.

The match was played at the Craven Cottage stadium in London on Thursday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was David Coote with the assistance of Lee Betts and Nicholas Hopton. The 4th official was Stuart Attwell. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 8.4 degrees Celsius or 47.07 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 77%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Chelsea was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Fulham that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Fulham was more aggressive with 50 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Fulham won the match.​

Chelsea shot 20 times, 10 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Fulham shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Chelsea received 3 yellow cards (T. Chalobah, L. Hall and Mason Mount). Regarding the opposition, Fulham received 4 yellow cards (Antonee Robinson, Andreas Pereira, Tosin Adarabioyo and Bernd Leno).

(Chelsea) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (58′).

After this encounter, Chelsea will stay with 25 points to stay in the 10th place. Talking about the opposition, Fulham will have 28 points like Liverpool to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 10'
    10'

    Antonee Robinson

  • 14'
    14'

    Andreas Pereira

  • 16'
    16'

    Carlos Vinícius

  • 25'
    25'

    Willian

  • 37'
    37'

    T. Chalobah

  • 48'
    48'

    Kalidou Koulibaly

    Kalidou Koulibaly

  • 56'
    56'

    Jorginho

    Denis Zakaria

  • 58'
    58'

    João Félix

  • 63'
    63'

    L. Hall

  • 69'
    69'

    Harry Wilson

    Bobby De Cordova-Reid

  • 69'
    69'

    Tom Cairney

    Harrison Reed

  • 73'
    73'

    Carlos Vinícius

    Andreas Pereira

  • 76'
    76'

    Mason Mount

  • 79'
    79'

    C. Chukwuemeka

    L. Hall

  • 80'
    80'

    C. Gallagher

    Mateo Kovacic

  • 79'
    79'

    Marc Cucurella

    T. Chalobah

  • 80'
    80'

    Hakim Ziyech

    Mason Mount

  • 83'
    83'

    Manor Solomon

    Willian

  • 85'
    85'

    Tosin Adarabioyo

  • 90'
    90'

    Daniel James

    Andreas Pereira

  • 90'
    90'

    Nathaniel Chalobah

    Carlos Vinícius

  • 90'
    90'

    Bernd Leno

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Chelsea will host Crystal Palace on the 15th of January with a 16-4 head to head in favor of Chelsea (0 draws).

Fulham will play away with Newcastle United on the 15th of January with a 11-8 head to head record in favor of Fulham (4 draws).

Chelsea: Formation and Lineups

Chelsea started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Marco Alexandre Saraiva da Silva chose to play with the following team: Kepa Arrizabalaga (6.3), Trevoh Chalobah (6.1), Thiago Silva (7.0), Kalidou Koulibaly (7.2), César Azpilicueta (6.7), Mason Mount (7.1), Denis Zakaria (6.4), Mateo Kovačić (7.0), Lewis Hall (6.2), João Félix (6.9) and Kai Havertz (6.8).

Substitutes

Chelsea made 5 changes: Denis Zakaria for Jorginho (56′), L. Hall for C. Chukwuemeka (79′), Mateo Kovacic for C. Gallagher (80′), T. Chalobah for Marc Cucurella (79′) and Mason Mount for Hakim Ziyech (80′).

Top player: Jorginho

Probably the most impressive player in Chelsea was Jorginho.

His rating is (7.3) with 27 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 56′.

Fulham: Formation and Lineups

Fulham started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

Regarding the opposition, Graham Potter played with: Bernd Leno (8.1), Kenny Tete (7.4), Tosin Adarabioyo (7.1), Tim Ream (6.8), Antonee Robinson (6.2), João Palhinha (6.9), Harrison Reed (6.1), Bobby Reid (6.3), Andreas Pereira (6.8), Willian (7.3) and Carlos Vinícius (7.8).

Substitutes

Fulham made 5 changes: Bobby De Cordova-Reid for Harry Wilson (69′), Harrison Reed for Tom Cairney (69′), Willian for Manor Solomon (83′), Carlos Vinícius for Nathaniel Chalobah (90′) and Andreas Pereira for Daniel James (90′).

Best player: Bernd Leno

The player that probably impressed the most for Fulham was the goalkeeper: Bernd Leno. His rating is 8.11. He performed 8 saves.

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