Pedro, Loftus-Cheek score as Chelsea record comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham

Pedro, Loftus-Cheek score as Chelsea record comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham

- Chelsea are back on track with a 2-0 derby win over Fulham

- The Blues moved up to third position in the Premier League

- Pedro Rodriguez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were the scorers

Chelsea get back to winnings ways in the Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Fulham in the London derby.

Claudio Ranieri made a return to his former side an showed much intent in the opening exchanges of the match.

Keper Arrizabalaga was called into action in the second minute with a long range strike from Stephane Johnsen but the Spaniard got down well for the save.

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An immediate response from the Blues saw N'Golo Knate burst into space with speed and he delivered a pass to Pedro Rodriguez who displaced a defender before applying the finish in the right-hand corner of Sergio Rico.

It was 1-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the opening four minutes.

Just before half time Olivier Giroud missed from five yards out after failing to make the most of Cesar Azilipueta's cross from the by line.

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Kepa was forced into anther brilliant save in the 65th minute after a Callum Chambers pulled the trigger from a cut-back pass from Tom Cainey.

It was the turn to of Alvaro Morata to lose from close range in the 73rd minute as Eden Hazard's initial shot was saved by Rico and the following was blasted over the bar by the Spaniard.

The Blues finally scored their second through Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the 82nd minute with a beautiful team goal.

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Hazard began the move linking up with Pedro and the Belgian delivered the last pass for the England international who narrowed the angle of his shot to make it 2-0.

Maurizio Sarri's men now move above Tottenham in third with 31 points and they will be looking to close the gap against Manchester City next weekend.

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