Chelsea 0-0 Fulham: Graham Potter’s side were held by the well-organised visitors as January’s record-breaking spending failed to lead to attacking inspiration
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND Everton and new manager Sean Dyche host Premier League leader Arsenal in the first of seven league games. Everton is second from last and turned to the former Burnley boss to get it out of the relegation zone. Arsenal wants to put more distance between itself and second-placed Manchester City. The Gunners lead by five points. Behind them is Newcastle, which hosts West Ham in the nightcap. Crystal Palace visits Old Trafford with f
The hosts' £106.5million deadline-day signing was kept largely subdued as Potter's team failed to substantially improve upon their mid-table Premier League position and saw their indifferent form extend to one win in six in the competition. Fulham proved it is not necessary to spend in excess of £500m to sit in the upper reaches of the top flight, with Marco Silva's well-drilled team making the hosts look toothless at times at the end of a week in which they broke the British transfer record to land Fernandez. It leaves Chelsea stranded in ninth and already struggling to hold on to the optimism generated by owner Todd Boehly's whirlwind £315m investment during the January transfer window.