If you would have asked a lot of Chelsea supporters before Monday night's game with Fulham to pick two goal scorers, they may well have gone with Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja. But honestly, considering the lack of goals this season, the majority of fans would not have cared less.
It was, though, Mudryk and Broja who scored Chelsea's two goals at Craven Cottage – within 82 seconds of each other actually. Every Chelsea fans is rooting for Mudryk with the Ukrainian facing so much criticism since he made the big-money move to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
So to see him score his first competitive goal for the club was a big sigh of relief for everyone involved. But to see Broja score was a different – and equally satisfying – feeling amongst Blues supporters.
The 22-year-old striker was making his first start for Chelsea in almost a year after recently returning from a horrendous injury. Broja suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a mid-season friendly against Aston Villa back in December while out in Abu Dhabi.
«It's amazing,» Broja said to Sky Sports when asked how it felt to score his first goal since 2022. «As a striker you always want to score on the big stage in the big moments.
»I have dreamed about scoring since I was a little kid. It's amazing really and it's an unbelievable thing to score in a derby, but it's amazing to get the three points for the team and to try and score if I can."
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