Craven Cottage was the place for a new West London Derby between Fulham and Chelsea in the Premier League. We have player ratings.
Chelsea had a West London Derby to play this evening at Fulham’s stadium, Craven Cottage for the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s squad hadn’t won an away game in this tournament since December but fortune finally smiled upon them. Frank Lampard’s squad got lucky in the first half after Robinson committed a nasty foul that got him sent-off. It happened right before the break of a frankly boring first half.
Once the second half started, things began to take a turn for the better in Chelsea’s favor. But this happened only after the Blues got aided by that red card against the locals. We have a feeling that things wouldn’t have been as easy if the game was still 11 vs 11. Even with one more player on the pitch, some Chelsea stars are still underperforming.
Mason Mount seals the win for the Blues.
Even though Chelsea spent over €200 million on several players, there are only a couple of them playing to the expectations. All offensive players who just got to the club this season are still struggling to adapt to the club. Frank Lampard has to rely on players who just got promoted to the club or can be considered academy players. Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount were the ones who appeared today alongside Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The playmaker was the one who scored the winning goal late in the second half to give Chelsea the three points they needed today. With this complicated victory, the Blues move up to the Premier League’s seventh position on the table. However, the Top 4 is still within their reach if they continue winning games in the next month.
Fulham: Areola (5), Tete (5), Andersen (6), Aina (5), Adarabioyo (5), Robinson (5), Cordoba-Reid (6), Reed (3), Zambo (6), Cavaleiro (5), Lookman (5).
Bench: Onomah (6), Kamara (5), Bryan (5).
Chelsea: Mendy (7), Silva (7), Azpilicueta (7), Rudiger (6), Chilwell (6), Kovacic (6), Jorginho (5), Ziyech (5), Mount (8), Pulisic (6), Giroud (6).
Bench: Abraham (5), Werner (5), Hudson-Odoi (5).
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