Chelsea edge to win as Mourinho teacher's pet Oscar scores

Chelsea 2 - 0 Fulham

  • 52" Oscar
  • 84" John Obi Mikel

Ref: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 41,608

Chelsea Fans

Chelsea won 2-0 against Fulham this evening through goals by Oscar and John Obi Mikel.

Chelsea have ended their rout, but in unspectacular fashion in the South West London derby against Fulham.

In fact, Chelsea will probably count themselves fortunate to have come away with three points from a game that seemed to be going away from them at points this afternoon.

A quite awful first half could have been made more interesting had Darren Bent rediscovered his clinical touch in front of goal - but he smashed the ball straight at Petr Cech when all he had to do was put it either side of him.

Chelsea edge to win as Mourinho teacher's pet Oscar scores

Oscar got Chelsea off the mark, but it was a fortunate goal. He put in the rebound after Samuel Eto'o saw his shot spilled by goalkeeper David Stockdale.

Fulham should have equalised moments later - when ex-Chelsea player Steve Sidwell had an open header at the back-post, but he saw it late and skewed his effort well wide.

But any threat was put to bed by an unlikely source, as John Obi Mikel scored his first Premier League goal in 185 matches to earn a needed, but not exactly convincing 2-0 win.

Statistics

Chelsea

Fulham

Possession

64.4%
35.6%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Chelsea

  • Petr Cech
  • Ashley Cole
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Ramires
  • Eden Hazard
  • Andre Schürrle
  • Oscar
  • Samuel Eto'o

Substitutes

  • Willian
  • Frank Lampard
  • Fernando Torres
  • Mark Schwarzer
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Michael Essien

Fulham

  • David Stockdale
  • Sascha Riether
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Fernando Amorebieta
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Alexander Kacaniklic
  • Scott Parker
  • Damien Duff
  • Darren Bent
  • Pajtim Kasami

Substitutes

  • Elsad Zverotic
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Mesca
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Neil Etheridge

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