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Robinson sees red card in Fulham’s loss to Chelsea

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Antonee Robinson had been enjoying a nice run of form in Fulham’s starting lineup, but will now miss some time due to suspension.

Robinson was sent off on Saturday in the first half of Fulham’s eventual 1-0 London Derby loss to Chelsea. It was Robinson’s first straight red card of his professional career, after the left back dove into Cesar Azpilicueta’s ankle at Craven Cottage.

The U.S. Men’s National Team defender has been one of Scott Parker’s top performers this season, but a silly decision before halftime saw Robinson sent off.

Robinson saw a straight red card for the lounging challenge and will now be likely suspended for the next three domestic matches. As for Fulham, they would see its six-match unbeaten run ended as Mason Mount’s second-half goal proved to be the winner.

Fulham manager Scott Parker admitted postmatch that Robinson’s sending off will be a lesson for him going forward.

“Where we were growing into the game, we really got to grips with Chelsea and caused them some real problems, and Antonee was at the forefront of that with the way he was playing,” Parker said. “He defended very well and certainly was a real outlet for us, so of course that changed the game.”

“I want every single one of my players to play right on the edge, I want to be aggressive, I want to be competitive. And at times when you are on that line, sometimes players may step over that. If that’s the case today then that’s the way it is. Antonee will learn from that and understand that.”

Fulham remains very much in a relegation fight in the Premier League this season and will now aim to bounce back without Robinson in the squad. The London club will remain at home midweek to face Manchester United before hosting Burnley on January 24th in FA Cup fourth-round action.

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  1. Have seen that same tackle numerous times in the EPL this year without the straight red…Pickford anyone? Harry Maguire? LOL.

    It depends on what team you play for, who you are. If you’re english, you get the benefit of the doubt.

    the EPL is worse than the NBA or NFL…can’t believe that’s possible

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  2. Robinson continues to show improvement however just because your a good LB doesn’t mean you can combine well with Pulisic. I’m talking to you Ben Chilwell.

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  3. Vs Chelsea, He was showing how comfortable he is playing wingback, then a huge blunder. Robinsons decision making (Knowing when to go, and when to drop back) will always be in question. Dumb mistake, but it’s part of the growing pains.

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  4. .
    It’s good to sense that Scott Parker, who seems like an energetic, motivating personality, maybe at least has Robinson’s back, or is willing to cut him some slack, even in a very stressful period when Fulham has been fighting Covid cases and a schedule crammed with tough games, with fewer resources than many other EPL clubs.
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    Up until the incident, the TV commentators had been complimentary, noting that Robinson had only narrowly missed a call from AC Milan (from Wigan!) due to a problem with a medical evaluation.
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    Hopefully he, and Fulham, will regroup and come back even stronger. But that battle at the bottom is already looking brutal.
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    • Arlo and his partner are class. To include such details and story driven content is pretty awesome. Of course they are tailoring the commentary for an American audience so I guess it was bound to be mentioned as he grew into the game. I think the comment was that such a transfer would be a first and only such transfer from Wigan to a top club like Milan! LOL

      TBH, Robinson was the best FFC player on the field other than the midfielder (29) Agoussa(?). Fulham has some pieces t0 stay in the Prem.

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