Fulham 2-1 Chelsea: Joao Felix despatched off on debut as strain will increase on boss Graham Potter | Technoscoob

Joao Felix (left)
Joao Felix (left) grew to become the twenty second participant to be despatched off on their Premier League debut

Fulham supervisor Marco Silva hailed “an incredible night time for the membership and the followers” as his aspect beat 10-man Chelsea in a fiery west London derby at Craven Cottage.

Carlos Vinicius headed in a 72nd-minute winner after Portugal winger Joao Felix had been despatched off on his Chelsea debut when the rating was 1-1.

Willian put the hosts forward towards his former aspect within the first half, earlier than Kalidou Koulibaly equalised early within the second, however Vinicius’ winner noticed Fulham transfer as much as sixth within the Premier League.

“Chelsea is an excellent staff, they’re a large membership and their finances is totally totally different to ours, you possibly can’t evaluate,” stated Silva.

“It was an incredible night time for our followers they usually deserved it. For our soccer membership, for our followers it is particular and I undoubtedly felt it on the closing whistle – the way in which they celebrated was a extremely vital second.

“Our gamers have been good for the season thus far however we all know we’re simply in the midst of the season and as a supervisor there’s huge room to enhance.”

Chelsea’s defeat will increase the strain on supervisor Graham Potter with the Blues now having received solely twice in 10 matches in all competitions.

Joao Felix, who solely joined Chelsea on Wednesday in a £9.7m mortgage deal till the tip of the season from Atletico Madrid, was proven a straight crimson card for a horrible lunge on defender Kenny Tete after 58 minutes and can now be suspended for 3 matches.

Felix impresses earlier than his crimson card adjustments the match

Potter’s Blues aspect began brightly, however the hosts practically took the lead when Chelsea misplaced possession and Vinicius performed a move by way of to Bobby de Cordova-Reid, who fired towards the crossbar with Kepa Arrizabalaga crushed.

However Chelsea fell behind two minutes later within the twenty fifth minute.

It was poor defending from the guests as teenage left-back Lewis Corridor didn’t clear, earlier than Trevoh Chalobah ought to have executed higher together with his clearance.

The ball fell to Willian and the Brazil midfielder, a two-time Premier League winner throughout a seven-year spell at Chelsea, noticed his strike take an enormous deflection off Chalobah to present Arrizabalaga no probability. Willian didn’t have a good time towards his former staff.

However Chelsea equalised inside two minutes of the second half as Koulibaly reacted quickest to power the ball over the road from shut vary after Mason Mount’s free-kick had bounced off the left-hand submit.

Joao Felix had been the guests’ finest participant earlier than his dismissal left his aspect on the again foot and the ten males duly conceded the winner to Vinicius.

Fulham’s glorious season continues

There was a celebration ambiance among the many dwelling followers at Craven Cottage on the closing whistle.

This was solely Fulham’s fourth win in 53 top-flight matches towards Chelsea, and ended a run of 20 Premier League video games and not using a win towards the Blues since a 1-0 victory in March 2006.

Fulham now transfer as much as sixth within the Premier League, though they’ve performed two extra video games than Liverpool, the aspect they’ve climbed above.

However, this outcome nonetheless continues an unimaginable season for Marco Silva’s Fulham, who received promotion from the Championship earlier this season.

Within the build-up to this match, membership captain Tom Cairney stated the gamers weren’t “pondering in any respect” about the opportunity of qualifying for Europe subsequent season, however the Fulham followers will likely be beginning to dream of what might occur in the remainder of the marketing campaign.

What made this outcome much more particular for Silva was the very fact he was with out 11-goal high scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, however Vinicius proved to be an in a position deputy and his objective despatched the Fulham followers dwelling comfortable.

For Chelsea, European soccer is already trying a good distance off. They’ve simply 25 factors from their opening 18 Premier League video games this season, their fewest at this stage since 2015-16, the one season since 1996-97 once they have didn’t qualify for Europe.

Participant of the match

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  1. Squad quantity18Participant identifyAndreas Pereira

  2. Squad quantity20Participant identifyWillian

  3. Squad quantity30Participant identifyCarlos Vinícius

  4. Squad quantity26Participant identifyJoão Palhinha

  5. Squad quantity8Participant identifyWilson

  6. Squad quantity17Participant identifyLeno

  7. Squad quantity13Participant identifyReam

  8. Squad quantity14Participant identifyDe Cordova-Reid

  9. Squad quantity6Participant identifyReed

  10. Squad quantity10Participant identifyCairney

  11. Squad quantity33Participant identifyRobinson

  12. Squad quantity2Participant identifyTete

  13. Squad quantity4Participant identifyTosin

  14. Squad quantity21Participant identifyJames

  15. Squad quantity11Participant identifySolomon

  16. Squad quantity12Participant identifyChalobah


  1. Squad quantity6Participant identifyThiago Silva

  2. Squad quantity11Participant identifyJoão Félix

  3. Squad quantity20Participant identifyZakaria

  4. Squad quantity67Participant identifyCorridor

  5. Squad quantity26Participant identifyKoulibaly

  6. Squad quantity19Participant identifyMount

  7. Squad quantity8Participant identifyKovacic

  8. Squad quantity30Participant identifyChukwuemeka

  9. Squad quantity28Participant identifyAzpilicueta

  10. Squad quantity29Participant identifyHavertz

  11. Squad quantity5Participant identifyJorginho

  12. Squad quantity23Participant identifyGallagher

  13. Squad quantity1Participant identifyArrizabalaga

  14. Squad quantity22Participant identifyZiyech

  15. Squad quantity32Participant identifyCucurella

  16. Squad quantity14Participant identifyChalobah



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 17LenoBooked at 90mins
  • 2Tete
  • 4TosinBooked at 84mins
  • 13Ream
  • 33RobinsonBooked at 9mins
  • 26João Palhinha
  • 6ReedSubstituted forCairneyat 68′minutes
  • 14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forWilsonat 68′minutes
  • 18PereiraBooked at 14minsSubstituted forJamesat 90+3′minutes
  • 20WillianSubstituted forSolomonat 83′minutes
  • 30Alves MoraisSubstituted forChalobahat 90+4′minutes


  • 1Rodák
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 8Wilson
  • 10Cairney
  • 11Solomon
  • 12Chalobah
  • 21James
  • 31Diop
  • 38Harris


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 14ChalobahBooked at 36minsSubstituted forCucurellaat 79′minutes
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 19MountBooked at 76minsSubstituted forZiyechat 80′minutes
  • 20ZakariaSubstituted forJorginhoat 56′minutes
  • 8KovacicSubstituted forGallagherat 79′minutes
  • 67CorridorBooked at 62minsSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 79′minutes
  • 11João FélixBooked at 58mins
  • 29Havertz


  • 4Badiashile
  • 5Jorginho
  • 9Aubameyang
  • 13Bettinelli
  • 22Ziyech
  • 23Gallagher
  • 27Fofana
  • 30Chukwuemeka
  • 32Cucurella

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