Blues bans boo Rafa in bore draw
Published 28/11/2012 | 22:04
Rafael Benitez was booed off instead of on to the field after Chelsea produced a second straight 0-0 draw in the west London derby against Fulham.
Three days after Benitez's first game in charge of the Blues saw him endure a savage reception from his new club's supporters, he was unable to turn the jeers into cheers as they slipped further off the pace in the Barclays Premier League.
And, as on Sunday against Manchester City, they could have easily lost against a Fulham side who had the better of the chances and a striker in Dimitar Berbatov who completely outshone opposite number Fernando Torres.
Riise produced a fierce drive Cech only just repelled before Torres found some space with just over 10 minutes remaining - but his angled volley after good chest control was cleared by Aaron Hughes and may have been going wide anyway.
The Cottagers' Kerim Frei had a dubious penalty appeal turned down before Marko Marin was handed his Premier League debut in place of Hazard and Mladen Petric came on for Hugo Rodallega.