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.
Chelsea made five changes to the starting lineup that drew 1-1 with Real Madrid on Tuesday night. And perhaps Tuchel had an eye in that return fixture in London in UCL, he gave Gilmour a starting place Joginho and Ngolo Kante nowhere to be seen in the starting lineup.
Chelsea were unlucky not to concede a single goal as the cottagers pressed Chelsea in first half after blues took a lead.
Chelsea now have won 15 matches under Thomas Tuchel in all competitions. They have now opened a six point gap over the fifth placed West Ham. Fulham are really fighting for servival in top flight this season. They occupy 17th place nine points behind Newcastle and Burnley.
Here is how the EPL top table looks like.
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