In the 90th minute, while we thought Fulham was holding out for a draw, a poor pass from John Terry allowed Fulham to break into a counter attack. Ball out to Eidur Gudjohnsen, played forward to Simon Davies then wide to Zoltan Gera, the Cottagers were threatening. A cross found Davies on a near post run, the Welshman sending a header over the bar. Fulham's attack went for naught, but it severed as a reminder. Fulham could steal this match, too.
Three minutes later, that threat came to fruition. A long ball our of the back for Dempsey put the attacker one-on-one with David Luiz, who had a spectacular match. After two step-overs Dempsey beat Luiz toward the line, but when the Brazilian stuck a led out and brought his man down, Mike Dean had no choice. Penalty for Fulham.
Dempsey, with his chance to bring his goal total to 10 and win the match, stepped to the spot. But the penalty was ill-placed, off the foot of a dead tired man. Cech's dive to his right saved the ball, with Dempsey's overhead attempt on the rebound going wide.
Where we spent the match looking for Chelsea to find their goal, it was Fulham who came closest to three. Chelsea stays fifth place after a 0-0 draw that they were ultimately lucky to earn. At full-time in West London, the sides were left even.