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For the opening 45 minutes, Chelsea's form was off and Fulham was able to contain them fairly comfortably.
Chelsea’s play was crying out for some width.
On 52 minutes, for the first time in the match, Andre Schurrle got one-on-one with Fulham full back Riether.
He glided past him with ease, fizzed a low cross that resulted in Oscar tucking the ball home from close range.
Mourinho has stacks of midfield options: Mata was not even on the bench, while Frank Lampard, Kevin De Bruyne and Willian were among the substitutes to back up Hazard, Ramires and Oscar.
For all the quality at Mourinho's disposal, he needs to find a blend that will allow his team to stretch the play on both flanks—which in turn will create space for his ball players in the middle of the park.