In an electrifying West London derby, Chelsea broke their goal drought with a commanding 2-0 victory over local rivals Fulham. Mykhailo Mudryk, in his first goal for the Blues, seized control just 18 minutes into the game, capitalizing on Levi Colville’s cross to beat Fulham’s goalkeeper Bird Leno. A minute later, Armando Broja, making a triumphant return from injury, exploited defensive lapses to double Chelsea’s lead.
Broja, replacing the suspended Nicolas Jackson, marked his comeback with a goal, expressing his joy, “It’s an incredible feeling. It’s been a long time coming… It’s important for us to have this time and continue to progress as a team.
Chelsea’s Ian Maachen nearly added to the tally, hitting the post in the 62nd minute. Despite concerns over injuries, Mauricio Pochettino praised his team’s fantastic performance, emphasizing the need for relentless effort and innovative solutions.
Fulham manager Marco Silva regretted his team’s conceding of “soft goals” but remained focused on improvement, stating, “We have to be more efficient. We have to make better decisions.
With this victory, Chelsea climbed to 11th place with eight points, overtaking Fulham on goal difference. Pochettino’s squad, now brimming with positivity, aims to build on this momentum, believing in their collective potential.