Winning the weak team, Chelsea temporarily escaped the crisis

Mason Mount’s only goal helped Chelsea beat Fulham 1-0, temporarily out of the crisis.

Chelsea has a trip to Fulham Stadium with pressure. In the last six matches in the Premier League , Chelsea lost four times, including a major defeat against Manchester City. If there are no good results against Fulham, the chair of coach Frank Lampard will be shaken.

Understanding the importance of the match, Coach Lampard has launched the best team. The Jorginho trio – Mateo Kovacic – Mason Mount kicked in in midfield, while Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Olivier Giroud stood side by side in attack.

Winning the weak team, Chelsea temporarily escaped the crisis

Chelsea dominated Fulham after the opening whistle with 66 percent of possession. In turn, Giroud and midfielder Antonio Rudiger both had situations to try Alphonse Areola goalkeeper, but the Filipino-born temple keeper played well. When Areola gave up, it was the crossbar to save Fulham after Mason Mount’s strike.

After three shots on target, Chelsea began to re-enact the familiar stalemate image, when Fulham tightened the squad. The visitors held the ball a lot, but mainly pushed out to Pulisic or Ziyech to manage. The connection on the Chelsea attack is very weak, when Kovacic, Giroud or Ziyech lost the rhythm of the game.

Being at a standstill, Chelsea was suddenly “gifted”. Midfielder Antonee Robinson entered the ball too drastically with the visitors’ captain Cesar Azpilicueta, leading to his disqualification at the end of the first half.

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Fulham only focused on defense in the second half. However, Chelsea had to wait until 78 minutes to get a goal. receiving a pass from the left flank of Ben Chilwell, Mount launched a beautiful volley to hit goalkeeper Areola. This is the second consecutive match Mount scored, both goals were very beautiful.

The score 1-0 was kept by Chelsea until the end of the game when the defense did not make any mistakes. Three difficult points against Fulham helped Chelsea temporarily rise to eighth place, seven points behind Manchester United’s top, but played more than one game.

Final result: Fulham 0-1 Chelsea (Mount 78 ‘)