By David Awopetu
It is fitting that the man Frank Lampard has trusted arguably more than any other came to the Chelsea head coach’s rescue in his hour of need.
The Blues were labouring towards a stalemate at Fulham’s Craven Cottage despite holding a numerical advantage for the entire second half after Antonee Robinson was sent off for a wild tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta a minute before the interval.
Both sides had chances in the first half as Mount struck the bar and Ivan Cavaleiro fluffed a clear opening for Fulham, but the game’s complexion changed just before half-time when Antonee Robinson was dismissed for a high challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea huffed and puffed in the second half, but were made to wait for the winner as man of the match Mount’s controlled half volley found the net from inside the box after Alphonse Areola’s weak punch clear from a cross.
Ten different players had shots for Chelsea, but they were wasteful in front of goal.
The win takes Chelsea up to seventh, while Fulham – who had drawn their previous five league games – are four points from safety.