Andre Schurrle may have bagged all the goals, and subsequently all the headlines, but for Chelsea one player was the star man.
Eden Hazard once again stood out on the day as his exceptional performance saw him dance merrily through the Fulham defence for the majority of the second half.
The Belgian has been in excellent form this season - but in recent weeks he has taken that form to a whole new level - and Fulham received it in full thrust yesterday.
Hazard bagged two assists in the game and it should have been three - unfortunately Fernando Torres headed his wonderful ‘Rabona’ cross wide of the mark.
Schurrle was certainly indebted for Hazard’s good work - with two of his hat-trick goals coming directly from the Belgian’s wizardry.
But Hazard is certainly not trying to steal any limelight from his German team-mate.
He took to Instagram this morning to congratulate Schurrle on his hat-trick …
Well done my friend...@andreschuerrle
In reality Schurrle should have probably taken to the net and thanked Hazard for feeding him on a regular basis yesterday afternoon.
image: © Ben Sutherland