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  • Fulham 0-0 Chelsea: Dempsey injury time penalty-miss

    Chelsea still have not managed to pluck victory in lowering Fernando Torres. This time, the Blues offset by Fulham with the final score of 0-0.

    Playing at home to Fulham, Craven Cottage Stadium on Monday (02/14/2011) , Chelsea controlled the game better in term of possession. But 'The Blue' still failed to score a goal.

    In fact Chelsea have to thank the goal keeper, Petr Cech. Cech's penalty mastery dismissed Clint Dempsey in the minutes of injury time to make second defeat in rows.

    This result makes Chelsea stuck in fifth with a value of 45 from 26 matches. Carlo Ancelotti landing troops behind 12 points from Manchester United who topped the standings.

    The game

    In the formation of his starting XI, Ancelotti plays Torres back in action early on after previously cons Liverpool too. Torres teamed with Nicolas Anelka, while Didier Drogba reserved.

    Fulham who appear eager to advance threatened the Chelsea goal in minute 24. Damien Duff swift kick from outside the penalty box could be a goal to fruition if not pushed over Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech.

    Four minutes later, Chelsea hit the turn. Welcoming Branislav Ivanovic's cross from the right, Frank Lampard's kick struck the ball, but the direction is still soaring.

    Chelsea stayed away a few inches from the goal in minute 32. This time, opportunities are born by Florent Malouda with one swift kick, but the ball just grazed the crossbar goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

    Less than a minute, Schwarzer again had to work hard to secure the net. Australian goalkeeper was dismissed ball Ivanovic so cross that off a corner kick.

    Torres who relied very rarely threatened goalkeeper Chelsea Fulham. At minute 50, the Spanish national team attacker kick sailed over the bar Schwarzer.

    In addition to toughness Schwarzer, Chelsea are also eligible to unlucky. Like when entering the minute 67, a Malouda thin-kick grazed the Fulham goalpost .

    Fulham are only occasionally attacked by counter-attack was again threatened on 83 minutes. This time, the kick can be pushed over Cech Dempsey a lively jump.

    In the third minute of injury time, Fulham got a chance to win the game when David Luiz indicted on Dempsey dropped the forbidden box. But Cech denied Dempsey execution, try throwing the ball but kicked again widened.

    Up to 90 minutes elapsed, the score 0-0 for both teams unchanged.

    Team Line-up:

    Fulham: Schwarzer, Baird, Hughes, Hangeland, Salcido; Duff, Sidwell, Murphy (Gera 83), Dempsey, Johnson (S. Davies 74), Dembele (Gudjohnsen 83)

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, A. Cole; Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Malouda; Torres (Drogba 71), Anelka (Kalou 66)


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