CHELSEA got back to winning ways after easing to a 2-0 win against Fulham in the West London derby at Stamford Bridge.
Pedro netted the opener after just four minutes, before substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek sealed the victory in the closing stages.
AFP or llicensors AFP or Licensors5 Pedro opened the scoring for Chelsea against Fulham in the fourth minute
But who impressed for the Blues? SunSport gives you the rundown on who starred and disappointed at Stamford Bridge…
Had a couple of heart-in-mouth moments when he was reluctant to hoof the ball upfield. Solid overall and made a two decent saves to deny Calum Chambers when Fulham pushed for an equaliser.
Made numerous important blocks and it was another brilliantly consistent performance at right-back. Marshaled his back four to another clean sheet.
Had a difficult job marking Aleksandar Mitrovic but managed to keep the powerful Serb quiet throughout. Almost scored a own goal when he turned a cross behind for a corner.
Getty Images – Getty5 Goalkeeper Kepa made a fine save to deny Calum Chambers from equalising
Spotlight was on the Brazilian following his shoddy performance against Tottenham but he was calm and composed. Barely put a foot wrong although it wasn’t his toughest test.
Made his typical marauding runs up the left but his final delivery let him down on more than one occasion. His delivery was poor and Chelsea fans vented their frustrations.
Brilliantly won the ball from Seri and slotted it into Pedro’s path for the opener. But often struggled again in his more attacking role. Would often run into space but lacked a creative instinct to produce a getting edge.
Has taken the responsibility of becoming Chelsea’s main man in midfield and constantly marshalled his team-mates to drive forward. Would have liked to have got on the ball more.
AFP or licensors5 N'Golo Kante done brilliantly for Chelsea's opener as he set up Pedro to break the deadlock
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Kept possession well and linked up dangerously with Eden Hazard at times. An important player in Maurizio Sarri’s system and made a crucial block to deny a goalscoring chance in the first half.
Barely had a kick before latching onto Kante’s pass to fire Chelsea ahead. Did well to find pockets of space on the right and proved he still has a big part to play under Sarri.
Almost impossible to win the ball from the Belgium magician. Dropped into a central role and would look to bring Olivier Giroud into play but the striker wasn’t on the same wavelength at times. Made a superb assist for Loftus-Cheek to put the game beyond the reach of Fulham.
A frustrating performance for the striker to eager to impress. Touch was off and he bared the brunt of Chelsea supporters who were demanding more. Was hooked off for Alvaro Morata midway through the second half.
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Had a wonderful opportunity to put the game to bed but blazed it miles over on his right foot. Looked like a striker completely devoid of confidence.
Put the game beyond doubt with a crucial second after some superb link up play with Eden Hazard. A bright spark on his introduction to the game.
Came on in the 78th minute and looked to bomb down the right flank at every occasion. Looked solid at the back when called upon.
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