Summary: Fulham - Chelsea 1:2 (Sport 1)
A single win in the last nine rounds - Chelsea had to deal with this dismal record yesterday (Thursday) after the 2:1 loss to Fulham in the final game of the 7th round in the Premier League.
Graham Potter handed the keys to Joao Felix on his first team debut and it paid off with a straight red card during the second half after which the Blues fell apart and conceded the second goal that secured three points for Manor Solomon and co.
The Israeli had time to come off the bench in the 83rd minute and be part of the celebration in the West London derby.
The Blues coach was interviewed at the end of the game and summed up another loss in his term at the club: "I think we controlled the game, we pressed well, we created chances, but we missed a lot in the last pass. We made some mistakes that also led to goals. In the second half I think we responded well with Koulibaly's goal, then the ticket The red changed the game and made it more difficult for us. I'm disappointed with the second goal we conceded because I think we could have done better. We'll have to keep working hard, at the moment there are no solutions for the way we look. It's looking and I'm disappointed for the fans. Everything could have been Bad was even worse."
Potter commented on the red in Felix's debut: "It was a forward-footed tackle, I understand why it's red. It's another blow for us, because he was very good when he played. You could see his qualities in the game, so it's disappointing for us."
A premiere he would like to forget.
Felix (Photo: GettyImages)
The network was filled with reactions from Chelsea fans after another loss, the seventh in number only within the Premier League this season: "At this point in time - it is better not to qualify for Europe next season", "Rebuilding is needed, with a different coach", "Pulisic and ten million pounds for Fulham's Willian - sounds good?".
Watch Niv Debrat's endgame interview with Manor Solomon
Niv Debrat spoke with Manor Solomon after Fulham's 1:2 victory over Chelsea, 12.1 (Sport 1)
Finally back in the Premier League.
Solomon with the conqueror of the Victory Gate, Vinicius (Photo: Reuters)
Willian, ex-Blues, scored Fulham's lead goal and did not celebrate against his former team: "We deserved to win. We know how difficult it is to play against Chelsea. They are in a bad time, but still a very good team. I had seven wonderful years at "Si and a big respect for the club and its fans. Now I'm a Fulham player and I'll try to do the best for her, it was a special night."
He scored and did not celebrate in front of the ex.
Willian (Photo: GettyImages)
In the next round (Sunday, 16:00, Sport2) Fulham will host Newcastle, while Chelsea at the same time (Sport1) will look for points against Crystal Palace.