LONDON: Chelsea lastly capitalized on the first-half sending-off of U.S. worldwide Antonee Robinson by scoring within the 78th minute to see off cussed Fulham 1-Zero within the English Premier League on Saturday.
Mason Mount drilled residence the winner from a central place inside the world after Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola may solely scoop away a cross from the left by Ben Chilwell.
Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard, who has been below stress after a run of poor outcomes, punched the air in pleasure and sure aid, along with his crew having toiled in trying to interrupt down a house facet which performed with 10 males for your entire second half.
Robinson was proven a straight purple card within the 44th for a late and heavy problem on Cesar Azpilicueta that despatched the Chelsea proper again excessive into the air.
Third-from-last Fulham drew its earlier 5 video games within the league after shoring up its protection following a sluggish begin to the season, and dealt comparatively comfortably with Chelseas assaults earlier than the objective.
It was a badly wanted win for Lampard, whose crew had misplaced 4 of its final six video games to drop to ninth place within the standings a disappointing place contemplating Chelsea spent practically $300 million on new gamers forward of this season in its largest summer time spree.
Two of its main offseason signings, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, began on the bench at Craven Cottage and Havertz by no means made it onto the sector. Werner, his fellow Germany worldwide, got here on solely within the 74th however made little impression and missed a one-on-one likelihood in stoppage time on the break.
Werner may need anticipated to begin after ending a 12-match scoring drought final weekend within the FA Cup.
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