Chelsea 1-1 Fulham: Mata,Dempsey great-finish
Chelsea failed to gain maximum points in the Boxing Day match. Had superior first, the Blues were forced to close out the match with a 1-1 result at home to Fulham.
At Stamford Bridge, on Monday (26/12/2011), Chelsea's first lead through Juan Mata in the second half. But these advantages do not last long because in nine minutes the visitors could be equalized through goals Clint Dempsey.
The draw is increasingly difficult for Chelsea in the pursuit of Manchester duo at the top. With the points have now numbering 34, the squad Andre Villas-Boas also failed to take the top three standings from the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
This is the third time in succession Chelsea could only be one point. In two previous matches Frank Lampard cs muted Wigan Athletic and Tottenham Hotspur also with the score 1-1.
Fulham first to threaten in the ninth minute through Clint Dempsey distance shots. However, Petr Cech could be brushed off the ball as he fell.
Five minutes later, the visitors again endanger the goalkeeper Cech. This time, Orlando Sa welcomes feedback header from Stephen Kelly is still hovering over the bar.
Chelsea writhing in the 15th minute. Juan Mata feed cooked Fernando Torres controlled with his chest and he finished with a volley. However, the direction is still appropriate to goalkeeper David Stockdale.
Daniel Sturridge effort moments later also was fruitless. Kick from outside the box do not meet the target.
Fulham next turns to spread threats. Moussa Dembele expertly avoid sliding Romeu and dodge from David Luiz, he then fired a low shot that was wide on the outside of Cech's goal.
Juan Mata reflected ball after getting feedback from Bosingwa looks set to go into the goal. But the score did not turn into advantages for the host because of Stephen Kelly menanduknya right in front of goal.
Chelsea immediately kicked off early in the second half. And just two minutes of the game running the Blues managed to kick through the Fulham goalkeeper Juan Mata. At Stamford Bridge public 47 minutes after the Fulham goal finally rumbled torn. Punt provided by Fernando Torres, the skin round leading to the lower right side of the goal can be driven without goalkeeper David Stockdale. Chelsea went 1-0 up.
Chelsea's superiority over Fulham was just last nine minutes. Goals against Chelsea created following the penetration carried out Bryan Ruiz on the right side. Success deceive Jose Bosingwa in the penalty box, he then sent a horizontal feed into the penalty box.
The ball is rolling in the grass broom crow on John Terry and could not be reached until Petr Cech. Dempsey managed to deflect into the net after defeating David Luis in the struggle for the ball.
Furthermore, Chelsea continued to dominate the game with the attack. In 63 minutes of Chelsea's neat cooperation in the heart of Fulham's defense ended with a kick that curved Sturridge can still be pushed goalkeeper. A moment later backheel Malouda continued feedback is still Terry's header hit the foot of Stockdale.
On 75 minutes Drogba free alone in the penalty box! Oo, from a difficult angle shot by goalkeeper Stockdale easy.
In the rest of the game Stockdale made at least three important rescue, including brushed off the ball a headlong Raul Meireles, as well as header and Didier Drogba's free kick. Stockdale was finally forced the glories of Chelsea satisfied with a 0-0 draw.
Chelsea: Petr Cech, John Terry, David Luiz, Ashley Cole, José Bosingwa (Paulo Ferreira '81), Oriol Romeu, Frank Lampard ('62 Florent Malouda), Raul Meireles, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, Daniel Sturridge ('71 Didier Drogba)
Fulham: David Stockdale, Brede Hangeland, Philippe Senderos, John Arne Riise, Stephen Kelly, Clint Dempsey, Moussa Dembele, Danny Murphy, Kerim Frei, Bryan Ruiz, Orlando Sa ('83 Pajtim Kasami)