Premier League: Derby day, starting with Chelsea v Fulham

SUN 02 Dec 2018Premier LeagueChelsea1Fulham0Pedro (4′ minutes)41 minsChelsea v FulhamBBC Radio LondonLive Related Video and AudioComing upPlay audio 02/12/2018 from BBC Radio 5 live02/12/2018Coming upPlay audio Arsenal v Tottenham from BBC Radio LondonArsenal v TottenhamComing upPlay audio 02/12/2018 from BBC Radio 5 live02/12/2018Coming upPlay audio Liverpool v Everton from BBC Radio 5 liveLiverpool v EvertonComing upPlay audio 02/12/2018 from BBC Radio 5 live02/12/2018RTLGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryPedro gives Chelsea lead after Seri caught in possessionGiroud & Hazard start for Chelsea, Schurrle misses out for Fulham against former clubArsenal v Tottenham (14:05 GMT) – Arsenal unbeaten in 18, Spurs won six in a rowLiverpool v Everton (16:15 GMT) – Reds unbeaten in 15 league meetings with ToffeesLive ReportingBy Emma SandersAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbcfootballFacebook: BBC Sport40 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamMarcos Alonso drills a cross in from the left, looking for Olivier Giroud but it’s blocked by Cyrus Christie. The corner is headed clear and Eden Hazard jinks his way through several challenges along the top of the box before his shot is blocked.37 minsCyrus Christie loses the ball in midfield and Olivier Giroud pounces, lifting a ball over the top to Mateo Kovacic. The chip takes a deflection but Kovacic regains possession and fires it back in towards the near post from the right-hand side and Giroud is inches away from connecting. Corner to Chelsea.36 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamEden Hazard carries the ball along the right wing and tries to link-up with Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro. Fulham do well to keep him out and hoof it up the pitch for Aleksandar Mitrovic to chase. 34 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamJean Michael Seri does well to win the ball back in midfield but Ryan Sessegnon can’t find Aleksandar Mitrovic. Tom Cairney then dribbles along the box before Fulham win a corner on the left-hand side of the area. Much better!Posted at 12:3312:33Get Involved#bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)Nii: After scoring the goal, Chelsea have now gone back slowing down the play, and it starts with Jorginho. His influence in the Chelsea midfield is now fading. Bring on Fab, please.32 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamAleksandar Mitrovic wins a free-kick in midfield but Stefan Johansen’s cross is a terrible one. He’s looking for Denis Odoi but the defender is offside anyway. AFPCopyright: AFP31 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamIt’s fair to say Chelsea (heatmap on the left) are winning the battle in midfield. OptaCopyright: OptaPosted at 12:2912:29Get Involved#bbcfootball or text 81111Kyle: Going forward Chelsea have been a joy to watch this season.29 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamDavid Luiz’s strike hits the wall but can’t be kept in play so Chelsea win a corner. It comes out to Jorginho on the edge of the box but he blasts a shot wide. Olivier Giroud waves his arms frustratingly. 28 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamDenis Odoi holds Eden Hazard back and gives away a free-kick. It’s about 30 yards out, right in the centre and David Luiz is eyeing it up.AFPCopyright: AFPPosted at 12:2712:27Get Involved#bbcfootball or text 81111Steve Adams: Is it bad to say that Fulham’s best defender of the game so far has been Cyrus Christie…27 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamTom Cairney turns away from N’Golo Kante and is brought down by the Frenchman to win a free-kick for Fulham in the middle of the pitch.Maxime Le Marchand crosses it into the box but Denis Odoi is stretching to reach it and ends up heading the ball away from the goal!ReutersCopyright: ReutersPosted at 12:2512:25Stat dropChelsea 1-0 FulhamFulham remain the only side in the top four tiers of English football yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season…Sorry, Fulham fans!24 minsEden Hazard takes it down beautifully again on the left and he jiggles from side-to-side before slipping a through ball into the left-hand side of the box for Olivier Giroud.The Frenchman’s first touch is a shot on target but it’s from a tight angle and is easily saved by Sergio Rico. Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images23 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamEden Hazard brings the ball down superbly out on the left, just on the edge of the area, but Chelsea’s way into the box is blocked.Fulham can only hoof it up-field though and Chelsea’s midfielders are soon back on the ball. Rex FeaturesCopyright: Rex Features22 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamDavid Luiz lifts a ball over the top for Pedro, who has made a darting run into the middle of the area, but the Chelsea forward can’t control it and it bounces wide of Sergio Rico’s left post. 21 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamFulham manage to string a few passes together and are jeered by the home supporters but there’s an even bigger cheer when Maxime Le Marchand slips and loses the ball on the touchline.20 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamPedro is enjoying himself on the right wing. He’s already had four touches in the box – one of them ending in a goal – and 51% of Chelsea’s play has been down that side.OptaCopyright: Opta19 minsPost updateChelsea 1-0 FulhamDavid Luiz finds Marcos Alonso on the left but his cross is cut-out by Denis Odoi. It’s very comfortable for Chelsea at the moment. They are dominating possession and knocking on the door. ReutersCopyright: Reuters17 minsTom Cairney turns brilliantly on the left-hand side and passes it into the feet of Calum Chambers, who has made a run into space on the top of the box. The Fulham defender has space to shoot and he does, connecting well, but straight at Chelsea keeper Kepa.Match StatsHome TeamChelseaAway TeamFulhamPossessionHome71%Away29%ShotsHome5Away2Shots on TargetHome2Away1CornersHome3Away2FoulsHome3Away5Line-upsChelsea1Arrizabalaga28Azpilicueta2Rüdiger30David Luiz3Alonso7Kanté5Jorginho17Kovacic11Pedro18Giroud10E HazardSubstitutes4Fàbregas12Loftus-Cheek13Caballero21Zappacosta22Willian27Christensen29MorataFulham25Rico22Christie4Odoi26Mawson20Le Marchand24Seri5Chambers8Johansen10Cairney9Mitrovic3R SessegnonSubstitutes1Bettinelli7Kebano11Ayité13Ream23Bryan44Cissé47KamaraScoresFilter by section. Currently selected: Premier LeagueAs It StandsFilter by section. Currently selected: Premier League
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