popularity crisisBluesIt keeps getting better. The 2022/2023 season is not successful at all players The club until the spring was led by Roman Abramovich, as evidenced by the league results. On Thursday night, the Graham Potter players managed to bounce back a bit by playing a late game in the league against the team. Fulham. failed in.
Control without effect
And Thursday’s match was from the start dominated by the players of the more successful London club. Joao Felix, who made his debut in the team, tried, together with his teammates, to actively attack the opponent’s goal, but this did not bring the desired effect. What’s more, at 25 minutes into the match, Fulham launched a very sweet attack, and took the lead after that. Goal Willian, former Chelsea player.
During the break, Graham Potter had to effectively rally his players, who started the second part of the game with much more spirit. In the 47th minute, Mason Mount first hit the post with a free kick, and a few moments later Kalidou Koulibaly took advantage of the confusion in the penalty area, and scored the equaliser.
When it looked like the ‘Blues’ could turn the tide of an away meeting with a higher-ranked team, playing without their best gun in the form of the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic, Joao Felix entered the action. The young Portuguese player, although he looked very fit throughout the match, in the 58th minute attacked an opponent very aggressively, as a result of which David Cote showed him a red card.
Since then, the Chelsea team has clearly lost ground, which Fulham decided to take advantage of. The hosts achieved their goal in the 73rd minute, with a second goal for Carlos. Later, until the end of the meeting, the players of the sixth team from the English Premier League did not let their rivals have a word, collecting 3 very important points.
This was the third consecutive loss for Chelsea. Moreover, in 2023, they have only managed to draw with Nottingham Forest. More broadly, since the start of November, the Blues have managed just two wins and one draw in 10 matches, which put them in 10th place in the Premier League table and they ended up exiting the FA Cup. So it is likely that Graham Potter, who replaced Thomas Tuchel in the fall, will soon say goodbye to the coaching post.
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