While Enso Fernandez, who was brought in for 160 billion won, made his debut, Chelsea failed to win two league games in a row and failed to escape from the mid-table.
Chelsea drew without scoring in the 2022/23 Premier League round 22 home game against Fulham held at Stamford Bridge in London, England on the 4th (Korean time). Chelsea, which only added 1 point, rose to 9th place (8 wins, 6 draws, 7 losses, 30 points), one point ahead of Liverpool, who played two fewer games.
The home team, Chelsea, went 4-3-3. Kepa Arrizabalaga was in goal, Reese James, Tiago Silva, Benoit Badiacil and Mark Cucurella were in charge of defense. Connor Gallagher, Enso Fernandez, and Mason Mount stood in midfield, while Hakim Ziyesh, Kai Havertz, and Mihailo Mudrik teamed up in the front.
The away team, Fulham, faced off with a 4-2-3-1. Bernd Leno puts on his goalkeeper gloves. The defense was played by Anthony Robinson, Tim Lim, Issa Diop and Kenny Tete. Joao Palinha and Harrison Reed were positioned in the third line, and Willian, Andreas Pereira and Bobby Reid stood in the second line. Aleksandar Mitrović tried to score from the front. 스포츠토토
Fulham had the opportunity to take the lead. In the 25th minute of the first half, Pereira hit a shot aimed at the corner of the goal, but Kepa blocked it.
Chelsea also had a one-on-one situation with Havertz at the end of the first half, but his chip shot hit the post and failed to score.
Even in the second half, Chelsea had a decisive scoring opportunity. With a dart substitute, Popana passed the goalkeeper and tried to shoot, but Lim blocked it with his body.
The game ended 0-0 with both teams scoring 22 shots.
Meanwhile, the 160 billion man Enso, who received the most attention that day, made his Chelsea debut.
Enso wore a Chelsea uniform for a transfer fee of 121 million euros (about 162 billion won) in the winter transfer market. As a result, Jack Grealish (Manchester City) broke the record for the highest transfer fee (100 million pounds, approximately 152 billion won) in British football history.
At last year’s World Cup in Qatar, Chelsea fans had high expectations as he led Argentina to their first championship in 36 years with outstanding performance.
While playing full-time, Enso provided stable passes with a pass success rate of 85% and a long pass success rate of 86%, and recorded the most of both teams with 5 tackles. The ball competition win rate was 73%, the aerial competition was 100%, and the recovery was a whopping 10 times.
However, his individual performance was overshadowed by his team’s failure to win.