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EPL: Chelsea tighten grip on top-four spot after Havertz double against Fulham

Kai Havertz’s double saw Chelsea comfortably secure a 2-0 home win on Saturday evening against bedraggled West London rivals Fulham to tighten their grip on a top-four spot.

After a strong start from Fulham, Mason Mount slipped a slide-rule pass through for the German striker who squeezed an effort past Alphonse Areola.

Edouard Mendy made a couple of good stops from Ademola Lookman and Ola Aina, and Areola denied Hakim Ziyech at the other end all before half time but in the second half there was little danger to the Chelsea goal.

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The game was put beyond doubt when Havertz drifted in from the right and exchanged passes with Timo Werner before breaking the offside trap and slotting home.

The win puts Chelsea six points clear of West Ham having played a game more, and just two behind Leicester in third, while Fulham are nine points adrift of safety with just four games remaining.

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