Eighty-two. Eighty-two seconds. That is all it took for Chelsea to double the amount of goals they scored in the whole of September in a chaotic minute-and-a-bit at Craven Cottage on Monday evening.
Blues supporters could hardly believe their luck. They could not believe what they were seeing at their west London rivals. Mykhailo Mudryk finished expertly to give the visitors the lead just 82 seconds before Armando Broja's, rather more fortuitous, effort made it 2-0.
«It's important for us to build our confidence and trust in ourselves,» Mauricio Pochettino said to Sky Sports at full-time. «The performance was very good and in the end we got what we deserved.»
It was indeed such a crucial victory for Chelsea, who now hold some momentum going into the weekend's trip up north to face Burnley. They can use Monday night's performance – and result – as somewhat of a springboard.
To put the win into some context: it was the first time Chelsea beat a side above them in the Premier League table since May 2021. This has to be the start of something.
Many of the Chelsea supporters would have been able to watch the game live on television. football.london, though, has rounded up some moments some people may have missed from the win at Craven Cottage.
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Moises Caicedo was absolutely sensational for Chelsea versus Fulham. It was perhaps his best performance in the blue shirt to date, but he sparked a bit of concern when he left the field late into the match after colliding with Willian.
At the time it looked more like an impact injury for Caicedo after a heavyRead on football.london