Premier League

  • J. Heitinga 74’
  • 52’ A. Schürrle
  • 65’ A. Schürrle
  • 69’ A. Schürrle
0 Extra Time 0
1 Full Time 3
0 Half Time 0
Premier League
Craven Cottage
Attendance 24,577


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Ba breaks away on a counter-attack and almost beats Stekelenburg with his shot on goal, but the Fulham goalkeeper parries the attempt away before Ramires sends a follow-up shot over the bar.
    • 45'
      Stekelenburg launches the ball forward to Kasami, who takes on a sleepy Chelsea defence that weren't expecting such a swift counter-attack. They regroup, however, and clear the danger.
    • 90'
      Fulham are finding it impossible to find their way through the mass of blue shirts camped in Chelsea's half of the pitch. Attack after attack has been broken down.
    • 90'
      Ramires darts forward again after a great through-ball by Mikel, and the Brazilian sets up Luiz on the edge of the penalty area, but, despite his best efforts, his fellow countryman scuffs his shot completely and it ends up nearer to his own goal than Fulham's.
    • 45'
      Torres wins a free kick after being taken down by Heitinga. Oscar takes the free kick and sends it towards Torres, who brings the ball down on his chest and fires at Stekelenburg. The goalkeeper pulls off a great save and sends the ball out for a corner, which is cleared by the Fulham defence.
    • 90'
      Ramires pushes his way through the Fulham back four before firing at Stekelenburg but the shot is tame and the Dutchman is able to deal with it without any problems.
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      That wraps up our live text coverage of a thoroughly entertaining west London derby clash. My name's Ben Cullimore and it's been a pleasure describing the action to you. Take care!
    • 0'
      As for Fulham, things remain bleak as they stay at the foot of the table and without a win in the league since New Year's Day. They face 19th-place Cardiff City away from home next weekend in what surely is a must-win game. Defeat in south Wales could prove to be the final nail in the Cottagers' cof
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      Chelsea hold on and wrap up a massive three points! After a poor first 45 minutes, they came out in the second half looking like a completely different side and dominated from then onwards. A nervy-looking Fulham defence had no idea how to deal with Hazard, who twisted and turned his way through the
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      It's been a frustrating afternoon so far for Mourinho. His side have looked second best compared to their west London rivals, and, bar two chances caused by some reckless play by Fulham goalkeeer Stekelenburg, have failed to do much to seriously challenge the hosts' goalmouth.
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      The sun is shining brightly as the players make their way onto the pitch. We're just moments away from kick off...
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      Today's clash is a big one for Magath, who is well aware that his side, who currently sit bottom of the Premier League table, need to start winning games quickly if they are to avoid relegation. A victory against their local rivals would not only be three important points for Fulham but would also g
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      As for Chelsea, Jose Mourinho has made two changes, which isn't surprising after his recent outburst about the unfairness of his team being in domestic action just three days after playing in the Champions League. Their back four, unsurprisingly, remains unchanged, whilst Matic and Oscar replace Lam
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      Fulham were mere moments away from picking up three vitally important points when they drew 1-1 away to West Bromwich Albion last weekend, and Felix Magath has decided to make three changes to the side that started so promisingly at the Hawthorns for today's clash, which is the German's first home g
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      Chelsea substitutes: Schwarzer, Cole, Luiz, Mikel, Lampard, Willian, Ba
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      Chelsea starting line-up: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Torres
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      Fulham substitutes: Stockdale, Riise, Burn, Kvist, Holtby, Karagounis, Rodallega
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      Fulham starting line-up: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Heitinga, Richardson; Dejagah, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Kasami, Bent
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      First, let's have have a look at how the two teams will line up, starting with the hosts...
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      Good afternoon and welcome to the live text commentary of today's West London derby between Fulham and Chelsea. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be guiding you through all of this afternoon's action from Craven Cottage.
    • 1'
      And we're off!
    • 2'
      A bright start for the hosts. Kasami rushes down the left flank, brushing off Ivanovic's attempts to wrestle the ball away from him, before whipping in a cross towards Dempsey in the centre of the box, but the American's headed effort flies wide of the goal.
    • 4'
      Panic at the back for Fulham! Stekelenburg tries to clear the ball after receiving a back-pass from Hangeland but his clearance richochets off Torres and almost into the feet of Oscar. Hangeland is just about able to clear the danger, however, and the ball goes out for a throw-in deep into Fulham's
    • 6'
      Another good move up the left wing by Fulham. Kasami breaks away and trips to fire in another cross towards Dempsey, this time across the ground, but Terry is there to cut out the danger.
    • 8'
      Richardson and Hangeland are both on the ground after clashing heads whilst going for the same ball in the air. The clash looked nasty, particularly for the big Norwegian.
    • 9'
      Richardson is back on his feet and seemingly unhurt, but Hangeland is taking some time to recover. He looks dazed and confused, and it's no wonder why.
    • 10'
      Hangeland makes his way off the pitch for further medical treatment and the game gets underway once again.
    • 12'
      Hazard is fouled from behind by Riether and a free kick is given, but the attempt is weak and goes out of play.
    • 14'
      Risky play by Stekelenburg again! The Dutch goalkeeper takes too long with his clearance, allowing Torres to charge down his kick. The ball richochets off the Spaniard and loops up into the air, before the Chelsea striker brings the ball down and shoots, but Stekelenburg saves well to deny the visit
    • 16'
      SI D. Burn SO B. Hangeland
    • 16'
      D. Burn comes on for B. Hangeland.
    • 16'
      Hangeland is still having problems after his clash with Richardson and has been forced off to be replaced by Burn.
    • 18'
      Chelsea are on the front foot now and are showing more urgency in attack, but Fulham have got plenty of men behind the ball to deal with the increased amount of pressure.
    • 20'
      Fulham break upfield with Richardson, who is released positively by Kasami, before the former Man United man whips in a cross that finds Dempsey, who is featuring in his final game for the Cottagers. Good defending from Terry and Cahill crowd out the American midfielder.
    • 23'
      Terry makes a Stekelenburg-esque mess of a clearance and loses possession in the Chelsea penalty area, but Dempsey is unable to capitalise on the mistake and the ball goes out for a goal kick. Uncharacterstically nervy moments at the back there for the Blues.
    • 26'
      Chelsea, and particularly Mourinho, seem to be getting increasingly frustrated with their lack of attacking options. Hazard and Oscar are pushing as far forward as possible to create something but the Fulham defence refuse to be beaten.
    • 28'
      Oscar, Hazard and Ramires swap passes between one another before the ball ends up back with the Brazilian 25 yards out, but he smashes his effort over the bar and brings a disappointing end to a good move.
    • 31'
      Silly foul from Ivanovic near the touch-line, as he pushes Sidwell in the back to give away a free-kick. Dejagah whips in the free kick but it's cleared up the pitch and Chelsea embark on a counter-attack. Richardson rushes back to dispossess Hazard but he shoves the Belgian to the floor and Chelsea
    • 32'
      Oscar fires the free-kick in but a flying header away by Sidwell sends the ball into touch.
    • 34'
      Fulham have looked full of life in the last few minutes. Both Bent and Dempsey have charged forward but Cahill has been on hand to save Chelsea.
    • 35'
      A. Dejagah is cautioned by the referee.
    • 36'
      Oscar drives at the heart of Fulham by Riether clears. The ball falls to Hazard who tries to find a way into the penalty area but he's crowded out by white shirts and Fulham eventually win a goal kick.
    • 38'
      Parker takes no prisoners when challengning Schurrle in the centre of the field and sets up a great counter-attack. The Englishman then finds himself with the ball on the edge of the penalty area and puts a wonderful deft pass through to Dempsey, but Cahill, again, dispossesses the American and stop
    • 40'
      Ramires clumsily fouls Dempsey and gives away a free kick to Fulham 30 yards out. After three dummies, Kasami decides to shoot and drills the ball down low towards the goal but Cech dives down and saves.
    • 42'
      Chelsea give away another free kick, this time after a little scrap between Sidwell and Torres near the halfway line. The ball is lifted forward and ends up with Dejagah on the right wing, but the attack amounts to nothing.
    • 44'
      Schurrle can't control Hazard's pass to him and the ball ends up with Dejagah. The Iranian, who has been involved in so many of Fulham's attacking movements today, charges forward but a crowd of blue shirts are there to wrestle the ball from him.
    • 45'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 45'
      Dejagah beats Azpilicueta before setting up Riether, who whips in a cross from the right. The ball ends with Sidwell at the back post but his shot just clears the bar.
    • 46'
      Kasami is fouled from behind by Ivanovic and wins a free kick for the hosts. Dejagah aims for Burn but Ivanovic heads the ball out for a Fulham throw-in.
    • 47'
      Riether takes the throw in and calls for the ball back, before sending a dangerous cross into the box towards Bent. He's unable to convert the chance and Ivanovic then wins a free kick after being taken out from behind by Kasami, who earns himself a yellow card.
    • 48'
      P. Kasami goes into the referee's book.
    • 49'
      Hazard weaves in and out of the Fulham defence before setting up Schurrle just inside the penalty area. The German shoots towards goal but his attempt is deflected out for a corner. Chelsea try to embark on a multitude of runs into the back but the Fulham defence keep them at bay each time before cl
    • 50'
      Ramires gets yellow.
    • 51'
      Fulham have started the second half just as they ended the first; full of confidence and speed when going forward. Riether, especially, has been dangerous down the right flank in the opening moments.
    • 52'
      G A. Schürrle Assist B. Hangeland
    • 52'
      E. Hazard gave the assist.
    • 52'
      GOAL! Completely against the run of play, Chelsea have gone 1-0 up. Fulham's defensive line is far too high, allowing Schurrle to charge forward from the halfway line and beat Burn with ease before slotting the ball past Stekelenburg. Wonderful play by the German. 1-0!
    • 54'
      Fulham are looking sloppy after the goal, and Chelsea are trying to capitalise on that. Torres darts down the left wing and tries to cross into the box, but there are no blue shirts there and the it's poorly hit, resulting in a Fulham goal-kick.
    • 56'
      Kasami wins a corner kick for Fulham, which Dejagah fires into the centre of the box. It ends up with Kasami again, who tries to pass to a seemingly invisible teammate and the ball trickles well wide of the post.
    • 58'
      Things have calmed down slightly now. Fulham look nervous at the back, but determined up front. As for Chelsea, they are pushing hard to double their lead.
    • 59'
      What a chance for Chelsea! Hazard accelerates past Parker down the left hand side of the penalty area before flicking in a deft cross towards Torres at the back post. The Spaniard rises high but his close-range effort hits Richardson and goes out for a corner.
    • 61'
      Hazard exhibits wonderful play again on the left hand side of the Fulham penalty area. He lays the ball off to Oscar, who sets up Cahill, but the Englishman lacks the flair of his aforementioned teammates and his shot clears the bar by some distance.
    • 62'
      SI L. Holtby SO B. Hangeland
    • 62'
      P. Kasami is replaced with L. Holtby.
    • 62'
      Magath knows that it's now or never for Fulham if they are going to find a way back into this game, so Holtby has come on to replace Kasami.
    • 64'
      It's all Chelsea at the moment, and they're taking advantage of some poor defending by the hosts down the left flank. Another goal could seriously damage Fulham's confidence and effectively kill off the game, even with 25 minutes left to play.
    • 65'
      G A. Schürrle Assist B. Hangeland
    • 65'
      E. Hazard gave the assist.
    • 65'
      GOAL! And there it is! Chelsea have found their second goal, and it's Schurrle again. Hazard beats Heitinga 25 yards out before waiting for Schurrle's run into the box, and the German slips past Burn to receive a great ball from Hazard before firing past Stekelenburg. 2-0!
    • 67'
      Fulham look poor at the back, and Schurrle has two good chances to wrap up his hat-trick, but both of them are cleared at the final moment. A third goal will surely end any hope of Fulham picking up points today.
    • 69'
      G A. Schürrle Assist B. Hangeland
    • 69'
      The assist came from Fernando Torres.
    • 69'
      GOAL! Schurrle has his hat-trick and it's well-deserved. Torres beats Burn to win a header and sets up Schurrle, and the finish proves to be easy. It could be a long final 20 minutes for Fulham if they don't improve their horrendous defending... 3-0!
    • 70'
      Chelsea have upped the tempo sufficiently and the result has been catastrophic. The hosts look nothing like the team that were so impressive in the first half, and Magath doesn't look impressed at all.
    • 72'
      Fulham try to push forward and end up winning a free kick in a dangerous position just outside the Chelsea penalty area. It's sent it by Holtby and Dempsey attempts to head the ball in from close range, but the attempt lacks accuracy and it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 74'
      G J. Heitinga Assist B. Hangeland
    • 74'
      D. Bent provided the assist.
    • 74'
      GOAL! Fulham have pulled one back. Holtby whips in a corner which Chelsea fail to clear and Heitinga prods the ball into the back of the net from a few feet out. Poor defending from the league leaders. 3-1!
    • 76'
      Fulham embark on another Dejagah-orientated attack. The Iranian beats Azpilicueta and has the opportunity to send a cross into Bent, but the attempt is poor and it ends up going out for a goal kick.
    • 78'
      SI J. Obi Mikel SO B. Hangeland
    • 78'
      Oscar is replaced with J. Obi Mikel.
    • 78'
      It looks as if Mourinho is happy to shut up shop now, as Mikel comes on to replace Oscar for the final 12 minutes.
    • 79'
      SI G. Karagounis SO B. Hangeland
    • 79'
      S. Parker is replaced with G. Karagounis.
    • 80'
      Heitinga clambers all over Torres and gives away a free kick midway inside Fulham's half, but Chelsea are happy to patiently knock the ball around.
    • 81'
      Hazard has been phenomenal this game, and the Fulham defence are finding it impossible to deal with him. He darts down the left flank before crossing towards Schurrle, but the latter is unable to score his fourth goal and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
    • 82'
      SI D. Ba SO B. Hangeland
    • 82'
      D. Ba comes on for Fernando Torres.
    • 82'
      Karagounis comes on to replace Parker and immediately tests Cech with a long-range shot, but the Chelsea shot-stopper deals with it well.
    • 84'
      Riether wins the ball and sets up Dejagah in a great position down the right flank, but he waits until it's too late to cross and ends up falling over whilst he agonisingly watches the ball trickle out for a goal kick.
    • 86'
      Dejagah is able to redeem himself by crossing in again from the right, but Ivanovic is there to clear the ball away from danger.
    • 87'
      SI David Luiz SO B. Hangeland
    • 87'
      David Luiz enters the game and replaces A. Schürrle.
    • 88'
      Stekelenburg launches the ball forward in an attempt to start a push for a second goal, but Chelsea, who have thrown as many men as possible behind the ball, clear the danger once again.
    • 89'
      Fulham win another corner and Dejagah sends it under the nose of Cech, but the goalkeeper is clattered by a multitude of Fulham bodies when trying to claim the ball and wins a free kick.
    • 90'
      There will be four minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Scott Parker
    Thomas Tuchel



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 13 12
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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