Fulham fans have been showering Calum Chambers in praise after his recent individual performances, despite the club’s desperately disappointing situation overall.
Over the weekend, Fulham lost their eighth consecutive Premier League match, a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. In fairness, half of those games were against Manchester United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool, but that doesn’t change the fact it’s now almost a certainty they’ll be relegated.
For Arsenal loanee Calum Chambers, it must be disappointing that he hasn’t been able to halt the team’s struggles. However, the Fulham fans seem to be impressed with how the 24-year-old has played on an individual level, at least.
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) March 31, 2019
Been outstanding act all year top pro we know you won’t be joining us in the championship but I really hope you get back in the England setup as a holding midfielder as your superb there. #COYW
— Ollie (@olliewask) March 31, 2019
The only player to put a shift in every week and he’s not even ours. Thank you.
— Tracy Lewington (@LEWT1967) March 31, 2019
We’ll miss you Calum 🙏
— Lewlew (@FulhamYT) March 31, 2019
One of the only positives of the season. Always welcome back 🔥
— Luke Resch (@LukeJohann) March 31, 2019
Been a pleasure watching you, in a season bereft of pleasures. Don’t suppose you fancy a season in the Championship?
— Paddy Sturdee (@PJS2909) March 31, 2019
Playing most of the campaign as a defensive midfielder, Chambers has done a great job under the circumstances. His tally of 2.7 interceptions per 90 minutes is higher than any Arsenal player (minimum 5 appearances), and he’s winning 2.5 tackles and 2.3 aerial duels per 90 as well.
Only Aleksandar Mitrovic has a higher WhoScored rating in the Fulham squad than Chambers this season, and he’s even scored a couple of goals.
Whether it’s enough to get the defender another chance in the Arsenal first-choice lineup, we’ll have to wait and see. This campaign should certainly have given his market value a boost if nothing else.