Mykhailo Mudryk finally scored his first goal for Chelsea as the Blues enjoyed a 2-0 win over Fulham on Monday evening. Armando Broja bagged their second goal just one minute after the first to seal a comfortable victory at Craven Cottage.
Broja could have opened the scoring early on after stealing the ball in the final third and rounding the goalkeeper, but he somehow fired over the bar from close range when the goal was gaping. Chelsea would break the deadlock not long after, however, with Levi Colwill grabbing himself a magnificent assist.
Mudryk took his chance brilliantly
The Blues defender picked the ball up on the left flank and chipped a pass beyond two defenders to the onrushing Mudryk who took the ball in his stride and finished past Bernd Leno. The 22-year-old chested Colwill’s pass and slotted the ball under the Fulham goalkeeper before being mobbed by his teammates.
Chelsea doubled their lead a minute later after Fulham tried to play out of the back. Tim Ream had his pass intercepted by Cole Palmer who fed Broja through on goal and the Albanian international made no mistake from close range.
Chelsea were good value for the win and have now managed consecutive victories in all competitions after dispatching of Brighton & Hove Albion in the EFL Cup. The West London outfit next face Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday and could move into the top-half with a win.
Could this be a turning point for Chelsea?
Pochettino’s men have leapfrogged Fulham in the table while ending their three-game winless run in the league. It was a much-improved performance from Chelsea and evidence that they’re building towards something despite the poor start to the season.
Mudryk getting on the scoresheet is a big moment for the Blues and could lead to him finally realising his potential at Stamford Bridge. Broja bagging a nicely-worked goal will also please Pochettino as Nicolas Jackson was suspended.