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Joao Felix is sent off on his debut as Chelsea loses to Fulham

Since a 1-0 win over the Blues in March 2006, Fulham have only defeated Chelsea four times in 53 Premier League meetings.

On his Chelsea debut, they sent Joao Felix for a studs-first lunge. As his new team lost 2-1 to Fulham in the Premier League, deepening their predicament.

After being shown a straight red card in the 58th minute for a risky challenge on Kenny Tete that hit the Fulham right back just below his right knee, the Portugal attacker appeared dejected.

A nightmare for Joao Felix and Chelsea

Controversy from the outset marred Joao Felix first encounter for Chelsea and carried through to the conclusion. And he won’t soon forget it.

The club’s injury list was getting longer when the 23-year-old was brought in on loan from Atletico Madrid. And it was this same lack of offensive potency that caused him to start the following day against Fulham. Also Read: FIFA The Best Awards: Numerous players from Argentina and England are among the finalists

The second half was a complete mess after a first half that had some brilliant moments. Including a deft flick through Tim Ream’s knees in the opening minutes.

Joao Felix attacked Cottagers right-back Kenny Tete, high after Chelsea scored an equaliser just after the half. And referee David Coote swiftly issued him a straight red card for his actions.

Fulham Crushes Chelsea, and an excellent campaign continues

Since a 1-0 win over the Blues in March 2006, Fulham have only defeated Chelsea four times in 53 Premier League meetings. This victory snapped that skid.

Despite having played two more games than Liverpool. The team they have moved above, Fulham has now climbed up to sixth place in the Premier League.

Even so, Fulham, led by Marco Silva, who was promoted from the Championship last season, is still having an outstanding season. Also Read:Arsenal charged by the FA for failing to control its players for the second time in two weeks

Silva’s absence of top goal scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has 11 goals, made this victory even more significant for him. Vinicius, though, proved to be a capable stand-in, and his goal sent the Fulham supporters home satisfied.

Football in Europe already seems far away from Chelsea. They have only collected 25 points from their first 18 Premier League contests of the current campaign. Which is the fewest at this level since 2015–16 and the only time since 1996–1997 that they have failed to make the European playoffs.

The Fulham supporters will be beginning to fantasise about what might occur in the remaining games of the season. Despite club captain Tom Cairney’s claim that the players were not “thinking at all” about the potential of qualifying for Europe next season.

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Pratik Sharma
Pratik Sharmahttp://thesportslite.com
A college student who live football and must say a huge supporter of Barcelona. He is also an hip-hop rap artist who just loves to make music and spend his other time in watching European football matches.
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