16 Jan Fulham vs. Chelsea – Football Match Report – January 16, 2021
Chelsea struggled to a 1-Zero win towards 10-man Fulham on Saturday who held on nicely till late within the second half following the sending off of USMNT defender Antonee Robinson.
Mason Mount scored Chelsea’s solely purpose of the sport after 78 minutes of sustained stress from Frank Lampard’s facet.
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Robinson was despatched off for a lunging sort out on Cesar Azpilicueta proper earlier than half-time, making him the eighth ever U.S. worldwide to obtain a crimson card within the Premier League.
It was an uneventful first half up till Robinson was despatched off with Mount coming the closest to scoring when he hit the crossbar on 24 minutes.
Regardless of Chelsea’s dominance in possession, they struggled to create probabilities as Fulham pulled each participant into defence.
Tammy Abraham got here on for Jorginho after 65 minutes and made an instantaneous influence along with his first contact an assault on purpose that Alphone Areola managed to assemble.
It was Mount who managed to interrupt the impasse after Ben Chilwell’s shot was deflected proper into his path.
“It was a large sport for us. We all know the run now we have been by means of,” Mount stated after the sport.
“It has been powerful. We have now needed to dig deep as a team.
“All of us knew that we wanted a win, we put that stress on ourselves. There’s positively stress on us to carry out.
“We stayed affected person. We tried to play. Them having a person despatched off helped us as nicely.”
Lampard was relieved after his facet ended a three-match winless league run.
“After all it feels good to get a win, it has not been straightforward with the league type just lately and you must break the duck,” Lampard informed Sky Sports activities at Craven Cottage.
“Simply due to the present type it’s a bit more durable, the arrogance is just not fairly there. However we discovered it so I am actually happy.
“I belief the standard of the gamers. There was a sense we’d get a purpose, as a result of the stress was fixed. It was about staying affected person with our passing and I feel we did.”
Lampard identified Chelsea struggled towards a packed Fulham defence after Robinson was despatched off within the 44th minute and urged Mount to enterprise ahead extra so as to get into scoring positions.
“It’s a stress to maneuver the ball, hit the perimeters, open it up, make them run and create probabilities. We had been doing that,” stated Lampard.
“Mason was in a deeper function however can nonetheless arrive. He wants to attain extra targets, he is aware of that, however his high quality and perspective is sensible.”
The win takes Chelsea as much as seventh place and three factors off the highest 4 whereas Fulham wrestle in 18th.