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A result that will feel almost like a win for the away side and a loss for the home team.
The expectation around this new-look Chelsea team was at fever-pitch heading into this game, especially when the news filtered out that both Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez were involved from the start.
But in the end there were familiar failings for Graham Potter’s team as they struggled to create clear goalscoring opportunities at the business end of the pitch – an issue that his Brighton team struggled to overcome.
It was interesting that Potter felt he had to hook Mudryk at half time, replacing him with fellow new boy Noni Madueke as he looked for his team to threaten Fulham more in the final third.
Fofana missed an almost open goal that would have earned all three points for Chelsea so perhaps we shouldn’t be too harsh on the manager when his players squander chances like that.
Fulham though, were well organised and definitely earned the point that they’ll take back with them from Stamford Bridge.
The Cottagers are used to being the inferior team in West London but now they are taking the game to their richer, more historically successful rivals.
Next up for Chelsea is another London derby, this time against David Moyes’ West Ham – neither manager will want to be on the losing side in that one.
Fulham’s next assignment in the Premier League is a home fixture against Nottingham Forest.
Until then, all that’s left for me to say is thanks for joining me tonight and I’ll speak to you next time!