A great performance from Kai havertz, author of two goals, it was enough for a Chelsea firm and concentrated beat sufficiently to a Fulham evicted (2-0) before receiving the Real Madrid in the return of the semifinals of the Champions. The blue team reaches the momentous appointment with skyrocketing morale, boosted by its defensive consistency and the poison provided by its versatile strikers.
Tuchel arranged a lineup with several changes to dose important parts such as Azpilicueta, Kanté, Jorginho Y Pulisic, keys to the good work of Chelsea in the Alfredo Di Stéfano, and the blues, well oiled, worked like clockwork to achieve the three points and settle in the fourth place of the Premier League.
The Chelsea It didn’t take long for him to warm up despite the effervescent onset of a Fulham who went to seek the goal of Mendy from the initial whistle. A couple of visiting arrivals were enough to wake up the Tuchel, somewhat lethargic in the opening bars. In minute 10 Thiago
Silva sent a long front pass to the rival’s back to uncheck Mount and the English midfielder, with a category maneuver, punctured the leather with majestic control, stopped time waiting for the unmarking of Havertz and cited the German with the goal.
The goal was a sample of the wide catalog of resources that the chameleon manages Chelsea from Tuchel. If long possessions do not allow you to decipher opposing defenses, use direct play to look for shortcuts to the opposing goal. The formula served to make the Madrid in the Di Stefano (then the architects were Rudiger Y Pulisic) and before the Fulham They were Silva Y Mount those who traced the effective recipe to put the triumph back on track.
The 1-0 tempered the game and the Chelsea He went on to dominate the stage from his low beat. Without exposing themselves and well equipped behind to keep their strength, the blues waited patiently for the Fulham made mistakes in the exit of the ball. That’s where Chelsea’s clearest opportunities came shortly after Lookman required a great intervention from Mendy at the equator of the first half. Areola expanded in the worst moments of the visitors to deny the first goal to Ziyech with an anthological paradón and later to Werner with a great stretch. The Fulham put fear in the body by Chelsea at the edge of the break but it reappeared Mendy.
The second part began to ask of mouth for those of Tuchel, who put land in between on the scoreboard by means of Havertz. The German got a big game changer from Chilwell on the right, he prowled around the balcony of the area, found Werner and his compatriot filtered a delicious pass to him to beat Areola (49 ‘) again.
With homework done and the game downhill, Chelsea lowered the game’s heartbeats with longer possessions commanded by Mount Y Gilmour. Tuchel gave court to Kanté for Ziyech to secure the center of the field and in the process definitively frustrate a Fulham as courageous as lacking football and biting. The German coach also gave some respite to Mount Y Chilwell thinking about him Madrid and the last minutes were a want and I can not Fulham, which collided again and again against the wall of a Chelsea that arrives thrown to the appointment with him Madrid.
Chelsea: Mendy: Christensen, Thiago Silva, Zouma; Reece James, Gilmour, Mount (Abraham, 76 ‘), Chilwell (Marcos Alonso, 81’); Ziyech (Kanté, 66 ‘), Havertz and Werner.
Fulham: Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Reid, Anguissa, Lemina (Carvalho, 78 ‘), Lookman; Maja (Mitrovic, 81 ‘) and Cavaleiro (Onomah, 78’).
Goals: 1-0, Havertz (10 ‘); 2-0, Havertz (49 ‘)
Referee: Kevin Friend. Yellow: Zouma (41 ‘)
Stadium: Behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge