Colored by Joao Felix’s red card in his debut match, Chelsea must accept the fate of losing to Fulham in the postponed match of the 2022-2023 Premier League.
Chelsea will have a postponed match on Week 7 of the Premier League 2022-2023 against Fulham.
The duel was held at Craven Cottage Stadium, Friday (13/1/2022) in the morning at 02.00 WIB.
As a result, Chelsea lost 1-2 to Fulham.
As quoted by BolaSport.com from Sofascore, Chelsea recorded 51 percent ball possession, while Fulham had 49 percent.
In terms of opportunities, Chelsea recorded 20 shots, 10 of which were on target.
Meanwhile, Fulham made 8 opportunities with 3 on target.
Chelsea’s new player, Joao Felix, immediately made his debut match with the Blues after being brought in from Atletico Madrid on loan in the 2023 winter transfer market.
Syahdan, even though they have played Felix, the Blues have not been able to break into the home team’s goal even though they started the match quite well.
Instead, they conceded in the 25th minute through Willian.
The former Chelsea player scored his goal with a right foot shot from inside the penalty box.
Willian’s shot hit Trevor Chalobah’s leg and scored a goal with the ball lodged in the left corner of the Blues’ goal.
Entering the 40th minute, Chelsea made a threat to Fulham’s goal through their new player, Felix.
The number 11 player fired a shot with his right foot from inside the penalty box after receiving a pass from Kai Havertz.
Unfortunately, the kick released by Felix failed to produce a goal after the effort he made was pushed over by Fulham goalkeeper, Bernd Leno.
After that, no more goals were created, so that Fulham won 1-0 over Chelsea in the first round.
In the second half, Chelsea immediately stepped on the gas to attack the Fulham defense.
As a result, they managed to equalize thanks to a goal scored by Kalidou Koulibaly in the 47th minute.
Koulibaly’s goal cannot be separated from Mason Mount’s screeching kick.
The 24-year-old player fired a screeching shot with his right foot and still hit Fulham’s goal post.
After hitting the goalposts, the ball was thrown up and Koulibaly grabbed it with his left foot.
After that goal, the Blues began to take control of the match.
However, the business that had been built so well had to be tarnished due to the actions carried out by Felix.
The Portuguese player received a red card in the 58th minute after committing a sharp foul on Kenny Tete.
Reported by BolaSport.com from Opta Joe, Felix became the first Chelsea player to receive a red card in his debut match and will reportedly be absent for up to 3 matches.
As a result of Felix’s red card, Chelsea also had to play with 10 players from the 59th minute.
Even though they only played with 10 players, Chelsea were still able to pose a threat to Fulham through Havertz.
The player originally from Germany managed to kick off a shot with his left foot from inside the penalty box in the 64th minute.
With alacrity, Leno managed to ward off a kick released by his compatriot.
Playing with 10 players turned out to be bad for Chelsea.
The reason is, they conceded in the 73rd minute thanks to a goal scored by Carlos Vinicius.
Vinicius scored his goal with a header after grabbing a cross sent by Andreas Pereria.
After that, no more goals were created so that Chelsea lost 1-2 to Fulham.