Chelsea vs. Fulham  3 - 1

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Nicolas Anelka scored the opener after just 51 seconds, sending a shot straight through the middle to beat keeper Schwarzer and give the hosts a dream start.

It didn't last long as Erik Nevland equalised three minutes later but Florent Malouda restored Chelsea's lead following a low right-winged pass from Drogba.

The third and final home goal came on 53 minutes. Anelka's precision pass left Didier Drogba with only the keeper to beat.

It was a deserved win although the amount of scoring opportunities in this match was in fact rather low.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +44 90
2 38 +50 86
3 38 +44 83
4 38 +31 72
5 38 +18 63
6 38 +6 62
7 38 +5 53
8 38 +0 51
9 38 -3 51
10 38 +8 50
11 38 -11 45
12 38 -17 45
13 38 -12 41
14 38 -19 41
15 38 -20 41
16 38 -20 36
17 38 -25 35
18 38 -19 34
19 38 -29 32
20 38 -31 32