One former Chelsea player has named three Blues as the ones who helped Chelsea boss the game against Fulham on Monday night to see them win 2-0 in the Premier League.
It was a super important victory for the club and for Mauricio Pochettino as they look to climb from the precarious 14th position they saw themselves in after six games in to the new season. It was far from good enough and needed to improve drastically, winning at Fulham was a good start to that after also beating Brighton in the League Cup last week.
Former Blue Andy Townsend points towards Chelsea’s midfield as being the difference makers on the night, in particular Conor Gallagher, and he isn’t wrong.
They were quality as a trio and worked together very well, giving Chelsea’s midfield and overall setup much more balance and bought the best out of Enzo Fernandez as well.
“I thought Conor Gallagher was man of the match,” Townsend told talkSPORT.
“… Normally he’s that charging and rampaging type getting on the edge of the box, which he can do very naturally and very well. Last night as well, I thought he really knitted things over nicely and together with Enzo [Fernandez] and [Moises] Caicedo in the middle of the park. As a three, they totally bossed the game.
“Really good performance from him. I thought he was their best player.”