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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham: Essien On Target As Blues Maintain Top Spot In Derby Win

Carlo Ancelotti and the Chelsea faithful may have been expecting a glut of goals but a win is a win and it still yields three points and keeps them ahead of Manchester United at the top of the table.

If form was anything like accurate this game should have been a regulation home win for Chelsea, but Fulham proved a stubborn obstacle.

The first moments of the game went for Chelsea but the killer touch seemed to be lacking for The Blues.

Clearly, Mark Hughes setup his team to frustrate their local rivals and without an away win in 23 games, The Cottagers were unlikely to spring any kind of surprise.

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sokrates2220d ago

Could have been so much more. Chelsea is strong, but they are also champions in waisting BIG chances. A bit of bad luck, Fulham could score close to full time, but a good goalie saved it. I am really not sure that Chelsea will stay on top.

GJ232219d ago

Yeah it should have been a thrashing

GJ232219d ago

Easy game for chelsea. Fulham should have tried at least a bit

karim2219d ago

A.Cole was terrific...kalou great assist but missed a couple of good opportunities