(EFE) – A goal from Mason Mount twelve minutes from time prevented another setback for Chelsea, the winner of the duel against Fulham, who played the entire second half with one less player due to the expulsion of American Antonee Robinson.
The whole of the questioned Frank Lampard, far from his aspirations in the Premier and far from the European positions, left the bad streak at Craven Cottage against an adversary anchored in the lower part, in decline, and who has already accumulated seven games without winning.
Chelsea did not improve against Fulham. He closed in on the goal of Frenchman Alphonso Areola but lacked clear chances and also aim. Lampard, who left Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson Odoi and German Timo Werner on the bench, had to rectify and resort to the shortlist to try to correct the situation.
Abraham left in the absence of half an hour and Hudson Odoi and Werner fifteen minutes from closing with the scoreboard without goals and with a feeling of helplessness in the blue team, which awaits Atlético Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
The London team could not against a lesser rival, entrenched and who played the entire second half with ten players for the red that Robinson saw before the break for a violent tackle.
Chelsea and Lampard breathed thanks to Mount, who took advantage of a ball he received from the left of Hudson Odoi to execute a shot from the crescent, unopposed, out of the reach of Areola. The goal was the reunion with the victory and the approach to the upper zone. Seventh in the table, the London team is still three points behind Everton, which marks the European zone.
Frustrating defeat for Fulham of Scott Parker, anchored in the penultimate place, four from the salvation marked by Burnley.