Fulham 1-3 Chelsea: Schurrle hat-trick sends Blues four points clear

Fulham 1 - 3 Chelsea

  • 52" Andre Schürrle
  • 65" Andre Schürrle
  • 68" Andre Schürrle
  • 74" Johnny Heitinga

Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Attendance: 24,577

Fulham Turnstiles

Chelsea beat Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

Andre Schurrle scored a hat-trick to fire Chelsea four points clear at the top of the Premier League.  The Blues' 3-1 victory away to Fulham was made all the sweeter following the news that second-placed Arsenal had lost away to Stoke City.

After a goalless first half and some impressive defensive play from the hosts, Schurrle fired three goals in just 16 second-half minutes before Johnny Heitinga netted a late consolation.

Eden Hazard may not have got on the score-sheet but he was phenomenal throughout and played a part in two of the German's strikes.

The Belgian also pulled off an outstanding cross only to see Fernando Torres fluff his lines.

The result means Chelsea are beginning to pull clear with just 10 games to go, while Fulham remain bottom of the table with 21 points.

Statistics

Fulham

Chelsea

Possession

41.9%
58.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Fulham

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Sascha Riether
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Scott Parker
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Darren Bent

Substitutes

  • John Arne Riise
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Dan Burn
  • William Kvist
  • Lewis Holtby
  • David Stockdale

Chelsea

  • Petr Cech
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Ramires
  • Andre Schürrle
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Fernando Torres

Substitutes

  • David Luiz
  • Ashley Cole
  • Willian
  • Frank Lampard
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Demba Ba
  • Mark Schwarzer

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