John Obi Mikel finally broke his goalscoring duck in the Premier League during a 2-0 win over rivals Fulham on Saturday.

Brazilian playmaker Oscar gave Chelsea a deserved lead on 52 minutes when Martin Jol's side failed to clear the ball from their own six-yard box, allowing Oscar to drive home from close range.

Then, after 84 minutes, Mikel slammed the ball into the net from a corner which ended his drought of 185 league games without a goal for Chelsea. It was, in fact, his first ever league goal for the West London club.

Mikel expressed his delight following the game, saying: "It was good, but I think that today's game was all about winning. We've lost two games in a row and the most important thing was to win.

"My goal is just a bonus. I am pretty happy, it has been a long time," he continued. "The guys have been saying you score for the national team and not for Chelsea."

Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea boss, said after the game: "I'm building a different team, the most difficult thing is first to change the philosophy. That takes a little bit of time.

"We are not playing especially well, the results are not especially good, but the beauty of the Premier League is that everybody loses points so no dramas.

"The reality is we are there, we have 10 points. I have to say I never worked so hard as I'm doing this season with this group of players."

But when discussing Chelsea's current points tally in the Premier League, the Portuguese responded: "After a bad start that everybody kept telling me is the worst start for about a decade, today I go to bed and look at the table nobody is in front of us.

Chelsea are now back on track in the Premier League, but will now turn their attentions to Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie at Swindon Town.

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