Chelsea have played out their second 0-0 draw in a row, and have now failed to score in their last 3 game.
Under Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea had scored in every home game this season in all competitions, and only failed to score away from home twice, including a very tough trip to Turin to play Juventus. In the contrary, Chelsea are yet to score in either of their two home games under Rafa Benitez.
This second consecutive stalemate in the league now leaves Chelsea FC 7 points behind league leaders Manchester United, and 6 behind league holders Manchester City. If we we’re to fall further behind, we may as well give up on winning the league.
Chelsea we’re uninspired and lacked ambition going forward, playing very narrow in a game where Juan Mata and John Obi Mikel we’re dropped to the bench. Fulham had the better of the first half with Dimitar Berbatov using his strength to his advantage.
At the start of the second half, Chelsea started to take control, with Oscar being robbed of shot by the back-tracking Mahamadou Diarra. Then Fulham fought back, with Cech forced to make two saves from two chances which both fell to John Arne Riise.
Chelsea need to turn things around and fast. We as a club will not accept being out of the title race before Christmas, and with the team we have, we should not be struggling to score goals, especially at Stamford Bridge. Roberto Di Matteo may have been struggling defensively, but the coaches around him may have been partly to blame. Does Roman want good football and goals? Or Rafa’s Clean-sheets?