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Havertz Hits Double to Leave Fulham on Edge

 

Kai Havertz doubled his Premier League goals tally with a brace as Chelsea edged rivals Fulham closer to the relegation trap door with a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Havertz handed Chelsea a 10th-minute lead with a delicate, lofted finish after Mason Mount’s sublime control and through pass. The German added his second four minutes into the second half with another composed finish after combining with compatriot Timo Werner.

With an eye perhaps on Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid, Thomas Tuchel made five pre-match alterations. Despite Fulham’s valiant efforts, Chelsea were rarely tested and could have made the victory more handsome had it not been for a number of inspired saves from Alphonse Areola.

Chelsea’s 15th victory in all competitions under Tuchel sees them move to within two points of third-place Leicester and open up a five-point cushion to West Ham in fifth in the race for a top-four finish.

For Fulham, defeat leaves them in 17th place, nine points adrift of Newcastle and Burnley having crucially played a game more than their relegation rivals.

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