After a string of disappointing results, Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Fulham.

Blues defender Gary Cahill was a key member in the west London derby that ensured Chelsea kept a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge in the weekend clash. 

Speaking to Chelsea's Official website the 27-year-old said:  'We looked a bit tentative first half but the second half we created a lot more chances, put Fulham on the back foot and we looked a better side."

"It was much more like us and that is why we got our joy.

"The second half was how we should be playing at home. It takes time when new players come in but we have a great squad now, a proven manager and I am sure we will do well.

"Training has been very sharp and in pre-season it was very sharp as well," Cahill added.

"At the start of the season I thought we were playing some great stuff but it does take time because we have players needing to adapt to the league and to adapt to being here."

The England international spoke out about Chelsea's recent spate of disappointing results 

"Two dodgy results back to back got everyone talking. When you are a big team and you lose two games it gets talked about as a crisis. It was not ideal but we didn't feel that way."

Cahill confirmed that the Fulham game was the 'fun session' Jose Mourinho described in his pre-match press conference.

After the 2-1 midweek defeat at home to FC Basel it was vital for Chelsea to bounce back against West London rivals Fulham.

Chelsea rebounded from their worst start to a league season in 10 years with goals from Oscar and John Obi Mikel. The 26-year-old scored his first league goal in 185 games to end a four-game winless run for the Blues.

"There is expectation [about results] from the players as well as the manager and the players were not happy, so it was important to lighten the mood," Cahill said.

"There is competition for places with world-class players in all positions, and everyone is aware of the squad we have. So we know that if we play poorly we will surely be out the team.

"That is healthy and we do play many games so having a good squad is important. No one is complacent and that is a good thing."

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