We finally managed to win, but I can't say that it was a top performance, that I ever seen. It seemed like we were besieging a stronghold. Lots and lots of short passes around David Stockdale's goal.
Fulham resisted for a very long time, with Parker and Sidwell showing their best performance in the defensive rows. On the other side Duff and Bent were taking care of the Fulhams's attacks. Right at the start of the match, after a beautiful pass by Parker, Darren Bent had a massive goal-scorring opportunity, but only hit Čech. Apart from that, I was very impressed with our english defense Cahill-Terry. They were very sure in their defending actions, and didn't let anyone else to go through like Bent did.
Seven minutes after the half-time Oscar scored after a rebound and got Chelsea to the lead. Fulham manager Martin Jol tried to react to this with some substitues, but Mourinho even increased the attacking power, and put Torres in.
And in the 84th minute, after 187 games, John Obi Mikel scored his first league goal for Chelsea, and secured us the 2-0 win. And with Arsenal, Man City, and Spurs winning their games, it makes us 4th in the league table.
This week we will be having two games in two different competitions again. Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup, and Tottenham in Premier League.
I am especially looking forward to the Swindon games, because Mourinho promised letting Mata play the whole game. I am also hoping to see a few of the other players that we haven't really seen in action yet. I think it would be a good idea to let Čech have a little break, and maybe give Mark Schwarzer a chance. Maybe even try guys like Aké, Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Bertrand etc. And definitely not Eto'o as the striker! Either Ba or Torres, or even Feruz, but please not Eto'o!