Fulham manager Marco Silva has admitted that Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Joao Felix were a real threat to his side last night in the Premier League contest at Craven Cottage.
Fulham did record a fourth consecutive league win yesterday by winning the west London derby 2-1, which lifted them to sixth in the table.
For Chelsea, they stay 10th and have lost seven of their 18 league games so far this season.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s goal early into the second-half cancelled out a first-half opener from Willian. However, the Blues had to play the final half an hour with 10 men due to Felix’s straight red card. Fulham then capitalised on their man advantage with a winning goal from Vinicius Junior.
Praise for Mason Mount and Joao Felix
Silva did paid credit to two opposition Chelsea players in his post-match interview yesterday.
He believes that attackers Mount and Felix, who played just behind frontman Kai Havertz, did pose a real threat to Fulham with their movement.
“We didn’t start the game really well. We took some time to adjust…The moves from Mount and Joao Felix created some problems for us between the lines,” Silva told BT Sport.
There were definitely signs from the aforementioned duo, particularly Felix, of creative sparks in attack.
Jamie Carragher described Felix as the best player on the pitch before his red card, which now means he’ll miss the next three games through suspension.
Graham Potter can’t seem to find a break right now because Felix was sent off midway through what was looking like being a fantastic club debut.
Chelsea managed 20 attempts at goal against Fulham, 10 of them on target, to show a much greater attacking threat than in recent games. However, the loss of new signing Felix already feels like a big blow.
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