Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho both scored as Chelsea beat Fulham at Craven Cottage earlier this afternoon.
The Argentine striker opened the scoring in the 20th minute, before Cottagers‘ defender Callum Chambers leveled up the score just 8 minutes later. Jorginho put Chelsea in front again with less than 15 minutes left to go in the first half with a curled shot into the top corner. Gonzalo Higuain also had a clear chance to extend the lead before the halftime whistle.
Restored goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga denied a certain goal close to the end of the game and Maurizio Sarri enjoys the first Premier League away win in 2019.
The first game of Scott Parker in charge at Fulham ended up in defeat after the former Chelsea midfielder replaced Claudio Raneri as caretaker manager.
The Blues remain sixth on the league table, with still one game in hand (against Brighton) getting closer to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur following their 1-1 draw in the North London Derby earlier on Saturday.
FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, McDonald (Anguissa 62′); Babel (Ayite 71′), Cairney (Vietto 80′), Sessegnon; Mitrovic
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho (Kovacic 69′), Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 78′) Willian, Higuain, Hazard (Pedro 74′)
Scorers: Higuain 20′ Chambers 29′ Jorginho 31′
Bookings: Jorginho McDonald Chambers