Poch vows to keep trusting youngsters after Fulham win
Mauricio Pochettino vowed to continue to trust young stars after Mykhailo Mudryk scored his first Chelsea goal in the 2-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Armando Broja, making his first start since injuring his ACL in December, also netted as the visitors gave their most convincing performance yet under Poch to end a run of three Premier League games without a goal.
The visitors took the lead after 18 minutes when Mudryk chested down Levi Colwill's cross and nudged the ball past Bernd Leno as the Fulham goalkeeper advanced.
And within a minute it was two as Cole Palmer intercepted Tim Ream's pass and fed Broja, who deflected the ball home off the defender'ss attempted clearance.
Pochettino said: "The difference is the result.
"The performance was really good. First half I think we played really well, second half we controlled the game.
"I'm pleased for Mudryk and for Armando. For Misha because he has scored his first goal in the Premier League.
"And then for Armando, after a long period out he's scored again. The competition is really good for the team.
"It's about maturity, adaptation. We need to understand that young people need time, need to settle. [It was a] massive change for Mudryk when he arrived here.
"I think when you arrive in a team, it's not easy to settle because there were too many young players that arrived in a team [that] was not solid.
“They need to add something to the team, to build something important. Always it's difficult but it’s about time and to have patience, to trust these guys and these young, talented players and to build their confidence.
"Now that we've won two games in a few days it's [still] important to stay calm."