After a great win v. Watford expectations were high in front of this next away fixture at Fulham. The fact that Claudio Ranieri had taken over at Craven Cottage made it even more special.
Travelling down to London to watch the game live was fantastic, and it almost exploded after just a few minutes with a great Iheanacho chance coming clear in front of goal, but a good save stopped the attempt from going in.
Fulham were the better team For the rest of the first half with a number of fantastic saves from Kasper Schmeichel, but in the end the pressure from a well organized Fulham side eventually resulted in a goal scored by Kamara just before the end of the first half.
Second half started as the first half ended with Fulham domination and again safe hands from Schmeichel was the differanse. Schmeichels shot stopping was fantastic.
Puel had given Diabate and Simpson a chance from start, surprising fans with his selection and as we predicted the outfall would sadly be a weakened team.
To see both Pereira and Gray being dropped from the first eleven was a bit sad, and what the plan was it didn’t work well. Soyuncu and Iheanacho also started, and needs to adjust a bit to be able to contribute in the best way possible.
The fact that Puel decided to bring in the trio Okazaki, Iborra and Gray, changed the picture resulting in a wonderful goal scored by James Maddison.
Gray had a great opportunity close to the end, but the attempt was stopped by the Fulham goalkeeper and.it all ended 1 1.
Positives: Draw away, good work ethic, getting more players involved, a wonderful goal scored, good tactical changes giving a point, six games unbeaten
Negatives: strange line up, leaving Gray and Pereira on the bench, shaky defensively, bad passing, outplayed by Fulham at times.
Player ratings: Schmeichel 8, Simpson 5, Chilwell 6, Morgan 6, Soyuncu 6, Ndidi 6, Mendy 6, Albrighton 6, Diabate 4, Maddison 7, Iheanacho 4, subs: Iborra, Gray , Okazaki
Match stats: to be added later