Moises Caicedo sparks Chelsea uproar at full-time amid emphatic two-word Levi Colwill message
Chelsea secured a much-needed and well deserved 2-0 win away at Fulham on Monday evening with goals courtesy of Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja in quick succession in the first-half.
Eighty-two. Eighty-two seconds. That is all it took for Chelsea to double the amount of goals they scored in the whole of September in a chaotic minute-and-a-bit at Craven Cottage on Monday evening.
Blues supporters could hardly believe their luck. They could not believe what they were seeing at their west London rivals. Mykhailo Mudryk finished expertly to give the visitors the lead just 82 seconds before Armando Broja’s, rather more fortuitous, effort made it 2-0.
“It’s important for us to build our confidence and trust in ourselves,” Mauricio Pochettino said to Sky Sports at full-time. “The performance was very good and in the end we got what we deserved.”
It was indeed such a crucial victory for Chelsea, who now hold some momentum going into the weekend’s trip up north to face Burnley. They can use Monday night’s performance – and result – as somewhat of a springboard.
To put the win into some context: it was the first time Chelsea beat a side above them in the Premier League table since May 2021. This has to be the start of something.
Many of the Chelsea supporters would have been able to watch the game live on television. football.london, though, has rounded up some moments some people may have missed from the win at Craven Cottage.
Caicedo injury concern
Moises Caicedo was absolutely sensational for Chelsea versus Fulham. It was perhaps his best performance in the blue shirt to date, but he sparked a bit of concern when he left the field late into the match after colliding with Willian.
At the time it looked more like an impact injury for Caicedo after a heavy hit of both legs into each other. However, the Ecuador international was spotted heading down the tunnel in west London with heavy strapping wrapped round his left knee. He was, however, able to walk down the tunnel without any help from anyone else.
We await to see the extent of the knock picked up by Caicedo, but Chelsea will be hoping it is indeed an impact injury and he was taken off as more of a precaution. The Blues now have plenty of time to prepare for their trip to Turf Moor, so they will be hoping Caicedo is able to recover in time for the game in Lancashire.
Colwill sends emphatic Broja message
“He’s back” – a simple message from Levi Colwill at the end of the game, of course referring to Broja, who was superb for Chelsea on the night. When Colwill, Broja and Marc Cucurella were walking towards the away end of Craven Cottage to show their gratitude, the latter of the three was pointing to the Albanian striker and sending a message to the fans.
There was a bit a concern when Broja went down on the hour mark. Fortunately, though, Broja confirmed after the game that it was more down to fatigue more than anything.
The Cobham graduate started his first game in almost 12 months – so fitness concerns are to be expected. Overall, a super encouraging performance from Broja and he has definitely put himself in contention to start instead of Nicolas Jackson at Burnley on Saturday.