Chelsea started October with a brilliant 2-0 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Mauricio Pochettino's side took an early lead through Mykhailo Mudryk before Armando Broja doubled the visitors' lead inside 20 minutes.
The Blues made four changes from their Carabao Cup third round victory against Brighton last week with Nicolas Jackson suspended and Raheem Sterling named amongst the substitutes. Pochettino revealed the England international had been suffering from a virus in the days leading up to their clash against Fulham — but Sterling featured as a second half substitute.
Mudryk was taken off at half-time after scoring his first competitive goal for Chelsea in the first half — whilst Broja was taken off after an hour with what appeared to be cramp rather than a serious injury. football.london takes a look at the latest Chelsea injury news and return dates following the win against Fulham.
The Ukraine international was withdrawn at half-time against Fulham with many fearing he had sustained an injury following his first goal for Chelsea. Mudryk was replaced by Ian Maatsen after putting in a strong performance against the Cottagers.
What Pochettino has said: «He was doing well,» he told Sky Sports. "[It is] unlucky that at half time he felt something in his quad but we hope that it is not a big issue and he will be ready for Saturday."
Expected return date: Burnley (A) — Saturday, October 7
Moises Caicedo sustained a few knocks to his left knee during the win against Fulham. The Ecuadorian midfielder was spotted with strapping on his knee — but not appearing to be in any discomfort as he walked freely down the tunnel at full-time.
What Pochettino has said: «I hope there is nothing wrong, but it was a contusion.»
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