Sunday 3 March 2019, 2:05pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Chambers 28'
Chelsea
Chelsea
2
Higuaín 20'; Jorginho 31'

28' Goal

Calum Chambers
Assist by Ryan Babel

22' Yellow Card

Calum Chambers Card was given for a foul

51' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Off:Kevin McDonald

71' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Ryan Babel

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luciano Vietto
Off:Tom Cairney

20' Goal

Gonzalo Higuaín
Assist by César Azpilicueta

31' Goal

Jorginho
Assist by Eden Hazard

61' Yellow Card

Jorginho Card was given for a foul

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mateo Kovacic
Off:Jorginho

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Pedro
Off:Eden Hazard

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Off:Ross Barkley

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A valiant Fulham were dealt a narrow 2-1 defeat by West London rivals Chelsea at Craven Cottage on a wet Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

Fulham were handed a narrow 2-1 defeat by West London rivals Chelsea at Craven Cottage on a wet Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

 

A low cross from Cesar Azpilicueta found Gonzalo Higuain who gave the Blues a one goal advantage 20 minutes into SW6 Derby.

 

Calum Chambers’ volley drew the Whites level midway through the first-half, but the visitors restored their lead shortly after through Jorginho.

 

New caretaker manager Scott Parker made one change to the side that faced Southampton on Wednesday evening with Ryan Sessegnon replacing André-Frank Zambo Anguissa. 

 

Maurizio Sarri decided to make five changes to his side which defeated Spurs 2-0 last time out with Kepa Arrizabalaga, Andreas Christensen, Emerson, Ross Barkley and Willian all coming into the Chelsea starting XI.

 

The Whites created the first strong chance of the game in the 6th minute, as Ryan Babel’s cross found Tom Cairney on the edge of the area, his strike was blocked by Antonio Rudiger.  As a result, the ball found its way to Joe Bryan whose right footed effort curled just wide of Kepa’s goal.

 

A huge chance fell to the Whites as a long ball over the top was spilled by the Chelsea keeper, unfortunately for the home side he was able to re-gather before Babel got to the loose ball.

 

Chelsea broke the deadlock in the 20th minute through Higuain, a pin-point cross from Azpilicueta found the feet of the striker who slotted it past Sergio Rico.

 

Once again Fulham tested the Chelsea ‘keeper, a superb cross from Sessegnon found Aleksandar Mitrović whose left-footed volley was pushed wide by Kepa.

 

Fulham equalised in the 28th minute from the resulting corner through Chambers, who was unmarked at the back post and able to smash the ball into the back of the net.

 

The visitors retook the lead three minutes later as Jorginho’s strike from outside the box flew into the top right corner of the Whites net. It should have been 3-1 to the away side minutes later as Higuain broke the offside trap but eventually smashed his effort high into the Hammersmith End. 

 

On the stroke of half-time Rico was forced into a reflex save after Higuain drilled his shot towards goal.

 

The first chance of the second-half fell in the 53rd minute to Willian, whose fierce half-volley was powered into the side netting.

 

The first change of the match was made by Fulham just after the hour mark as Kevin McDonald made way for Anguissa. Fulham were starting to create chances as Sessegnon dispossessed Emerson but found his low cross gathered by Kepa.

 

Chelsea made their first change of the game as goal scorer Jorginho was replaced by Mateo Kovacic. 

 

In the 70th minute the Whites were forced into a second change as Babel was unable to continue, he was replaced by Floyd Ayité. The visitors also made their second change shortly after as Pedro was brought on for the uncharacteristically quiet Eden Hazard.

 

Chelsea used their third and final substitution to bring on Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Ross Barkley to try see out the game. Fulham also made their last change of the game as captain Tom Cairney was replaced by Luciano Vietto with ten minutes to go.

 

With two minutes of the 90 remaining Mitrović came agonisingly close to a second Fulham goal as Ayite’s lofted cross found the Serbian who had his header excellently save by the Chelsea ‘keeper.

 

The home side thought they had scored right at the death as Sessegnon slotted home, but the assistant referee’s flag was up for offside and the final whistle was blown shortly after.

 

There was a packed out Craven Cottage on their feet at the end of the game to give the home side a deserved standing ovation after an excellent display from the Whites.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Sunday 3 March 2019
Kick-off: 2:05pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 24,900

Referee: Graham Scott

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, McDonald (Zambo Anguissa 62'); Babel (Ayité 71'), Cairney (Vietto 80'), Ryan Sessegnon; Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Le Marchand, Christie, Seri

Manager: Scott Parker

Chelsea

Line-up: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Christensen, Emerson; Kanté, Jorginho (Kovacic 68'), Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 78'); Willian, Higuaín, Hazard (Pedro 74')

Unused substitutes: Caballero, David Luiz, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 29 71
2 Liverpool 28 69
3 Tottenham Hotspur 29 61
4 Manchester United 29 58
5 Arsenal 29 57
6 Chelsea 28 56
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 43
8 Watford 29 43
9 West Ham United 29 39
10 Everton 28 36
11 Leicester City 29 35
12 A.F.C. Bournemouth 29 34
13 Crystal Palace 29 33
14 Newcastle United 29 31
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 28 30
16 Burnley 29 30
17 Southampton 29 27
18 Cardiff City 29 25
19 Fulham 29 17
20 Huddersfield Town 29 14
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
12
20
Shots On Target
5
7
Passing Accuracy
80%
90%
Fouls
11
10
Corners
5
4
Offsides
2
0
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 16Håvard Nordtveit
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 12Ryan Babel
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Chelsea (4-3-3)
  • 1Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • 28César Azpilicueta
  • 2Antonio Rüdiger
  • 27Andreas Christensen
  • 33Emerson
  • 7N'Golo Kanté
  • 5Jorginho
  • 8Ross Barkley
  • 22Willian
  • 9Gonzalo Higuaín
  • 10Eden Hazard
Substitutes
  • 13Willy Caballero
  • 30David Luiz
  • 12Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • 17Mateo Kovacic
  • 11Pedro
  • 18Olivier Giroud
  • 20Callum Hudson-Odoi
Manager
  • Maurizio Sarri
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Fulham 1, Chelsea 2.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Chelsea 2.
  • 90'+6' Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Foul by Emerson (Chelsea).
  • 90'+5' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+4' Offside, Fulham. Luciano Vietto tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 90'+2' Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+2' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90' Delay in match Joe Bryan (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 89' Attempt blocked. N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.
  • 88' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 87' Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 86' Offside, Fulham. Håvard Nordtveit tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 83' Hand ball by Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea).
  • 80' Substitution, Fulham. Luciano Vietto replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 78' Substitution, Chelsea. Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaces Ross Barkley.
  • 76' Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).
  • 76' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Willian (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Barkley.
  • 74' Substitution, Chelsea. Pedro replaces Eden Hazard.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Ryan Babel because of an injury.
  • 71' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 70' Delay in match Ryan Babel (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 69' Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 69' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 68' Substitution, Chelsea. Mateo Kovacic replaces Jorginho.
  • 68' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross following a corner.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Willian.
  • 66' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Håvard Nordtveit.
  • 63' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 62' Substitution, Fulham. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa replaces Kevin McDonald.
  • 62' Delay in match Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 61' Jorginho (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 61' Foul by Jorginho (Chelsea).
  • 61' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 61' Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by N'Golo Kanté.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 59' Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Barkley.
  • 59' Foul by Willian (Chelsea).
  • 59' Ryan Babel (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Willian.
  • 54' Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).
  • 54' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jorginho with a through ball.
  • 51' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 51' Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 50' Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by N'Golo Kanté.
  • 49' Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 48' Attempt saved. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Barkley.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Chelsea 2.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Chelsea 2.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Sergio Rico.
  • 45'+1' Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.
  • 44' Foul by Emerson (Chelsea).
  • 44' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 41' Attempt saved. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jorginho.
  • 37' Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jorginho with a through ball.
  • 31' Goal! Fulham 1, Chelsea 2. Jorginho (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.
  • 29' Foul by N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea).
  • 29' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Goal! Fulham 1, Chelsea 1. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Babel with a cross following a corner.
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kepa Arrizabalaga.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 26' Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).
  • 26' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Calum Chambers (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 22' Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 22' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 20' Goal! Fulham 0, Chelsea 1. Gonzalo Higuaín (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.
  • 20' N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 20' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 19' Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Eden Hazard.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Higuaín (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorginho.
  • 10' Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).
  • 10' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 4' Attempt blocked. N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 4' Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 4' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 2' Ross Barkley (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 1' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 1' Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.