Chelsea secured their first away win of the season after two first half goals earned them 2-0 important victory over Fulham in the west London derby.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side started brightly at Craven Cottage and took the lead in the 18th minute as Mykhaylo Mudryk scored his first goal for the club since signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in January.
Shortly after, Chelsea doubled their lead when Armando Broja who replaced Nicolas Jackson pounced on a mistake before diverting the ball home to make it two nil.
The Blues could have put the game to bed as they missed several chances, with Ian Maatsen hitting the woodwork in the second-half before Enzo Fernandez saw his shot saved.
Sasa Lukic had Fulham’s best chance of the match but he failed to convert as Chelsea sealed a vital three Premier League points.
After an impressive first-half performance from Mudryk, he was substituted at half-time by Pochettino.
The Ukrainian caused Fulham and Timothy Castagne, in particular, issues throughout the opening 45 minutes with his pace and high-speed dribbling ability.
Mudryk showed composure and cutting edge in the final third – something he has lacked during his time at Chelsea so far.
His goal against Fulham after fine assist from Levi Colwill will definitely help improve the confidence of the Ukrainian international after showing slow adaptation to the premier league.
However, despite excelling, Mudryk was replaced by Ian Maatsen before the start of the second period after the goalscorer picked up a thigh injury.