Chelsea continue to show their offensive power that is not cool. Even in the home game, they were scoreless and had to be satisfied with one point.
Chelsea drew 0-0 in the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL) home game against Fulham held at Stamford Bridge in London, England on the 4th (Korean time).
Chelsea, who digested 21 games, marked 30 points with 8 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses, and placed 9th in the league. Fulham, who played 22 matches, is ranked 6th in the league with 32 points from 9 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses.
Along with Liverpool (29 points), who are in 10th place this season, Chelsea are also struggling to gain momentum. Chelsea have scored 22 points and conceded 21 in 21 matches. This means that the attack power does not explode very often.
On this day, Chelsea came out with a 4-3-3 formation. Hakim Ziyesh, Kai Havertz and Mikhailo Mudrik led the front attack. With Conor Gallagher, Enzo Fernandez and Mason Mount backing up, the back four was Reese James, Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiacil and Marc Cucurella. The starting goalkeeper is Kepa Arrizabala.
Against this, Fulham used a 4-2-3-1 formation. Aleksandar Mitrovic stood in the front striker position. Bobby Reid, Andreas Pereira, and Willian were deployed in the second line, and Joao Palinha and Harrison Reid coordinated the offense and defense in midfield. The back four is Kenny Tete, Isa Diop, Tim Lim, and Anthony Robinson. In goal was Bernd Leno.
Despite the support of the home fans, Fulham led the attack in the first half. In the 7th minute of the first half, Robinson swung into the right half of Chelsea and succeeded in breaking through, but was unable to connect with a finishing cross.
Chelsea also slowly counterattacked. In the 20th minute of the first half, Havertz, who received a roving pass from Thiago Silva, put his left foot non-stop in a 1:1 opportunity with the goalkeeper, but was blocked by goalkeeper Leno.
In the 25th minute of the first half, Fulham Pereira attempted a right-footed mid-range shot from near the arc, but goalkeeper Kepa cleared it. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Chelsea had a decisive chance. Havertz connected a short cross from the left with a sliding shot, but the ball went over the crossbar. 토토사이트
After that, the two teams continued to fight, but it was difficult to break through the opposing defense. A golden opportunity came to Chelsea in the 44th minute of the first half. Havertz, who penetrated exquisitely, tried a roving shot with the goalkeeper in a 1:1 opportunity, but hit the post.
The first half ended 0-0, and in the second half a fierce battle between the two teams unfolded. It was a way of constantly exchanging offense and defense, not one team taking the lead.
However, the frustrating game continued. Instead of removing Jiyesh and James in the 15th minute of the first half, Chelsea tried to change the attacking composition by replacing Raheem Sterling and Cesar Azpilicueta at the same time. In the 30th minute of the second half, Fulham also took out a replacement card. Instead of Reid and Willian, Manor Solomon and Harry Wilson were put in. At the same time, Chelsea also entered Popana as David Dart instead of Mount.
In the 33rd minute of the second half, Callagher’s shot missed the goal. Then, in the 34th minute, with Chelsea’s David Dart, who came in as a substitute, Popana beat the goalkeeper and defender before hitting an empty goal, but Tim Lim tackled it. In the end, the goals fans of both teams had been waiting for didn’t happen, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.