Mykhailo Mudryk ended his long wait for a Chelsea goal as Mauricio Pochettino's side earned their second Premier League win of the season by beating Fulham 2-0 on Monday night.
Ukraine winger Mudryk showed great close control and finished clinically before Armando Broja netted his first goal since October last year to seal the points midway through the first half.
Fulham rallied and looked more capable of challenging the Blues in the second half but couldn't find a route back into the match.
Broja, plugged into the gap vacated by the suspended Nicolas Jackson up front, showed some encouraging signs early on by powering behind the Fulham defence. A wild shot ended up in the crowd before a belated offside flag was raised.
The Blues started smoothly in attack and worked a similar opening when good work from Cole Palmer and Enzo Fernandez allowed Mudryk to drift towards the centre of the box. However, his effort landed in a similar spot at Craven Cottage to Broja's earlier strike.
Fulham struggled to match Chelsea early on and their sloppy start cost them dear as the visitors raced into a two-goal lead with only 71 seconds between the strikes.
Mudryk delivered on his early threat by collecting Levi Colwill's pinpoint cross and sliding his finish past Cottagers stopper Bernd Leno, netting his first goal for Chelsea since his mega-money arrival back in January.
For a Chelsea side that hadn't scored in the Premier League since 25 August, their next goal came alarming quickly as Fulham dithered at the back.
USMNT defender Tim Ream was at fault, first giving a sloppy pass straight to Palmer which allowed Broja to run towards goal. Ream got to Palmer's resulting cross first but could only cannon it off Broja and into the back of the net.Read on 90min.com