MASON MOUNT scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat Fulham 1-0.
Mason Mount was Chelsea’s best player as he scored in a 1-0 win against FulhamCredit: EPA
Here, SunSport’s Simon Phillips delivers his Chelsea player ratings…
Edouard Mendy – 6/10
Very quiet night for Mendy, especially after Fulham went down to ten men. He barely had a save to make and rarely touched the ball.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7
A few decent moments from him in the attacking third and used his experience well.
Some good contributions going forward and at least put in 100% effort to try for the three points.
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Olivier Giroud had a poor game in attack at Craven CottageCredit: EPA
Antonio Rudiger – 6
Had a couple of decent efforts to score from corners for Chelsea in the first half and did his job well at the back.
Thiago Silva – 6
Not quite the vintage Thiago Silva display, but he used to ball well more in the second half and tried to help Chelsea break down a stubborn Fulham defence.
Ben Chilwell – 6
Did his job fine even if he was very quiet in the first half. He basically played as a left winger for Chelsea in the second half as they hunted for the breakthrough.
Jorginho – 5
Sluggish and weak on the ball, pushed off it far too easily and I’m really not sure what he brings to this line up.
Hakim Ziyech tried his best to break Fulham downCredit: AP:Associated Press
Mateo Kovacic – 5
Poor game from him, lacked any imagination and creativity on the ball and didn’t really bring anything extra. He was non-existent on occasions.
Mason Mount – 9
Chelsea’s star man and one of the few who can hold his head up high after this game. Mount was everywhere and on the back of everything that Chelsea did well. Scored a hugely important goal for Chelsea and Frank Lampard.
Christian Pulisic – 5
Not a great evening for him, he kept giving the ball away and was easily dispossessed far too often. Far too quiet and didn’t do enough when he got hold of the ball.
Hakim Ziyech – 7
Another one of Chelsea’s brighter sparks on the night, but even he was mis-placing passes too often. His deliveries were always dangerous from set-pieces though and worked hard to try and get the win.
Jorginho offered little as Chelsea’s holding midfielderCredit: AP:Associated Press
Olivier Giroud – 5
Did his best to hold the ball up and get involved but truth be told even the French international was quiet this evening. No impact from him and he was replaced by Werner in the second half.
SUBS: Tammy Abraham for Jorginho (64 mins) – 7
Worked hard to try and make a difference and made a nuisance of himself.
Callum Hudson-Odoi for Ziyech (74 mins) – 7
Instant impact being involved in Mount’s goal to break the deadlock.