Chelsea edge 10-man Fulham


Frank Lampard was relieved to get Chelsea back to winning ways as Mason Mount’s late strike broke the resistance of 10-man Fulham to earn a 1-0 victory in the West London derby on Saturday.

The Blues were languishing down in 10th at kick-off after a run of one win in six league games left Lampard fighting for his job.

But the former England midfielder was handed a gift by Antonee Robinson’s reckless challenge just before half-time that earned the American a straight red card.

Chelsea still struggled to make the extra man advantage count, but Mount’s precise low finish 13 minutes from time moved the visitors up to seventh and within three points of the top four.

“We can’t think everything is solved because we want more,” said Lampard.

“I keep saying we’re in a bit of a transition and progression. We know there are new players and we’re still trying to find solutions but we need to get points because it’s Chelsea.”

“It’s a good start from a difficult patch.”

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