Mason Mount celebrates against Fulham, (c) Chelsea Twitter.

3 talking points as Chelsea edge past a resolute Fulham

Chelsea grabbed a win against age-old rivals Fulham, thanks to a late winner in the second half at the Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Chelsea emerged victorious in the west London derby versus Fulham, thanks to a 1-0 result at the Craven Cottage. Mason Mount scored the only goal of the game late in the second half as the Blues marched to a much-needed success. Frank Lampard’s side played the second half against a ten-men side but was unable to convert numerous chances.

Timo Werner, this time making an appearance from the bench, now has gone 10 straight Premier League matches without a goal. Scott Parker’s men had their fair share of chances and defended resiliently enough to deserve a draw. However, Lampard’s go-to man delivered the telling blow once again to compound misery upon the Cottagers.

Here is a look at the three talking points from the game.

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Mason Mount’s consistent selection has seen Lampard become the question of favouritism allegations. Nonetheless, the 21-year-old’s involvements continue to pay off as he was on target once again. Mount could have had a brace on the evening but his shot in the first half unfortunately rebounded off the crossbar.

His work-rate and character certainly cannot be understated. Mount has perhaps been the best player for the Blues this season despite their spending exceeding 200 million pounds. It’s safe to say that they are gradually picking up form with a second straight win, and thankfully for them at a good time, with the FA Cup and Champions League approaching.