Chelsea after a draw against Everton (0-0) and a loss for Tottenham (3-1) started with profit. Against Fulham, the hekkensluiter in the Premier League, was 2-0. Pedro and substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek provided the goals at Stamford Bridge.
Four minutes, longer had Chelsea not required to be on lead against Fulham. Pedro signed for the opening goal. The red lantern looked like a painful afternoon against the city rivals, but the Cottagers held it afterwards for long: only after 82 minutes to put the substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek, after a lovely assist from Eden Hazard, a second goal in the basket for the home team. Hazard played the full party, on the other side did Aleksander Mitrovic (ex-Anderlecht) is the same. Neeskens Kebano (ex-Charleroi -Genk) fell in at Fulham with another quarter of an hour to go, but he, too, was the tide, not reverse for the visitors.
In the position Chelsea on 7 points of leader Manchester City, which yesterday won the east cliff of Bournemouth. The Blues will be provisionally third in the state. Fulham remains last with only 8 points.