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Arsenal loanee Calum Chambers continues his Fulham renaissance with excellent Chelsea display

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Arsenal loanee Calum Chambers continues his Fulham renaissance with excellent Chelsea display

In Fulham’s 2-0 away loss to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, Calum Chambers kept his place in the centre of midfield for the third straight match.

The Arsenal loanee produced another impressive performance for the Whites, continuing his recent renaissance and proving his early doubters wrong.

Life for the Englishman began terribly at Craven Cottage, with Chambers’ displays at centre-half and right back leaving much to be desired at the back.

In particular, the loanee’s performance against Cardiff City when stationed on the right side of defence was worthy of particular derision, as the Bluebirds tore Chambers to shreds in the first half.

 

Hauled off at half time in Wales, it looked unlikely that the former Southampton man would find his way back into the Fulham lineup any time soon.

Yet in Slavisa Jokanovic’s final game in charge, Chambers was granted a major reprieve, utilised in a central defensive midfield role. He excelled at Anfield, was ever-present against Southampton, and was superb throughout at Stamford Bridge.

(Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Chambers was the Cottagers’ best attacking threat against Chelsea, seeing a header and a right-footed curler brilliantly clawed out by Kepa. In addition, Chambers produced a lovely bit of skill in the penalty area in the second half to elude a number of Blues.

His defensive contributions were also immense, keeping the Chelsea attack subdued and breaking up play in the centre of the park.

With another eye-catching display in centre midfield for Fulham, failed defender Calum Chambers continued his recent revival for Fulham and will be crucial to the Whites’ survival hopes.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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