With Enzo making his debut, Chelsea only managed to get one point.
Chelsea drew 0-0 with Fulham in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Stamford Bridge in London, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 4th. With this, Chelsea extended their undefeated streak to 3 games (1 win, 2 draws), and became 9th with 8 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses (30 points).
The home team, Chelsea, started a 4-2-3-1 formation. Havertz, Mudrik, Mount, Ziyech, Gallagher, Enzo, Cucurella, Badiacil, Silva, James, and Kepa scrambled.
The visiting team, Fulham, also put forward a 4-2-3-1 formation. Mitrovic, Willian, Pereira, Reid, Palinha, Reed, Robinson, Lim, Diop, Tete and Leno competed.
Chelsea’s decisive opportunity was destroyed. In the 20th minute of the first half, Silva passed a roving pass into the penalty box. Havertz, who penetrated and entered, turned in a one-on-one situation, but was blocked by the goalkeeper.
Fulham struck back. In the 25th minute of the first half, Pereira received a pass from Palinha and connected it with a threatening shot in front of the penalty box. The ball headed for the corner of the goal was hit by Kepa’s goalkeeper. 안전놀이터
Chelsea swallowed the regret. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Mount raised a ground ball cross from outside the penalty box, and Havertz had a no-mark chance on the other side. However, while sliding, one shot went over the crossbar. Then, in the 33rd minute of the first half, Havertz overcame the competition with the defender and fired a surprise shot, but it went to the side of the goal by a narrow margin.
Finally, in the 45th minute of the first half, Havertz, who received Ziyech’s roving pass, fired a roving shot. However, he failed to score after hitting the post.
Chelsea used a replacement card at the start of the second half. Mudriq left and Madueke came in. Fulham missed their chance. In the 14th minute of the second half, Palinha succeeded in pressing forward and fired a bold mid-range shot. But he went wide of the goal.
Chelsea made a positive change. In the 15th minute of the second half, Sterling and Azpilicueta entered on behalf of Ziyech and James. Fulham aim at Chelsea’s goal. In the 25th minute of the second half, Mitrovic saw the goalkeeper come out and attempted a surprise long-range shot. Kepa’s goalkeeper rushed back and reached out to catch it.
Chelsea hit the ground. In the 27th minute of the second half, Enzo connected the ball with a mid-range shot. The ball went slightly off the side of the far post. Then, in the 30th minute of the second half, Mount was called in and Popana was sent in.
It became a one-goal fight. And in the 34th minute of the second half, after a ground ball cross, the Fulham defender kicked it and headed to Gallagher. Gallagher’s kick in front of the penalty box went slightly off the side of the goal. Then, in the 35th minute of the second half, Popana, who received Gallagher’s penetrating pass, pushed past the goalkeeper and defender. He then shot into the goal, but Lim blew his body and blocked it.
Chelsea finally replaced Cucurela with Chilwell in the 39th minute of the second half.
Five minutes of extra time were given, and it ended without a goal.