Chelsea secured much-needed relief by defeating Fulham 2-0 on Monday in an away game, with the highlight being the first goal by Ukrainian Mudryk for the club. With Broja’s goal, Mauricio Pochettino’s team clinched the victory, moving slightly up to the 11th position in the Premier League table.
The clash at Craven Cottage was balanced, with Chelsea having less ball possession but managing to create more scoring opportunities compared to Fulham. The victory was sealed within a two-minute period during the first half. At the 17th minute, Colwill delivered a cross from the left, and Mudryk chested the ball in the middle of the box, finishing accurately with his left foot, thus marking his first goal in the blue jersey. Shortly thereafter, defender Tim Ream made a mistake in the ball’s exit, handing possession to Mudryk, who then set up Broja. The latter, with a deft touch, sealed the score at 2-0.
The signing of Mudryk, for a fee that could reach 100 million euros, was made in January of this year, and the 22-year-old Ukrainian forward had been waiting for this moment for quite some time. After 24 games, he finally scored his first goal wearing the Chelsea shirt and also contributed with a crucial assist for Broja’s goal.
With the victory, Chelsea reached eight points in the Premier League table, occupying the 11th position. Fulham, also with eight points, stands in 13th place, with a disadvantage in goal difference. Mauricio Pochettino’s team’s next match will be against Burnley, away from home, next Saturday, while Fulham will host Sheffield United, also on Saturday.
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