Monday, October 1, 2007


The News: Fulham, led by goalkeeper Kasey Keller, earned an impressive 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. With that point, Fulham move up to 16th place in the table.

Of Note: For the first time this year, Fulham’s defense kept a clean sheet against the opposition, as Keller rolled back the years to produce some of the fine saves that helped him make his name in the Premier League years ago. After starting midweek against Bolton in the Carling Cup, Keller was again inserted into the first 11, this time against London rivals Chelsea, who themselves were looking to shake their recent poor form. Aided by a strong performance by the back four, including stand-in captain Carlos Bocanegra, Keller and Fulham kept Chelsea’s high powered attack at bay and earned an impressive point on the road. After Didier Drogba was dismissed for his second bookable offense, Fulham created a few excellent chances but were unable to convert any, with Clint Dempsey coming close to a goal late in the game. Last year, Fulham also earned a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Also, you can check out this interview with Kasey on Fulham’s website, where he talks about his career, and coming back to London. Read it here.

Up Next: Fulham face Portsmouth at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Portsmouth is coming off an unbelievable 7-4 win against Reading in a match that set the record for goals in a Premier League game.

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