Revealed: What Mount told Kovacic before scoring against Fulham

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Fulham have been a difficult side to play against in recent games, and we saw that again at the Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The home team started the game with three centre-backs and dropped even further deeper after the red card to Antonee Robinson.

It took a 78th minute strike from Mason Mount to give Chelsea the lead, and Mount has revealed that the instruction from the manager was to be patient and keep passing the ball around until they find the space.

Mount who played a deeper role after Jorginho was subbed off, has revealed that he told Mateo Kovacic to cover for him before he went on to score.

“They had five at the back and that is always difficult,” said Mount. “You kind of feel like you are camped in and you are trying to keep the ball and you feel like you are getting impatient at times and you start forcing it. That kind of sets in but we did well on that and we stayed patient.

“We tried to play and with them having a man sent off it helped us coming out for the second half, and then it got better and better and we nicked the goal so we are pleased with that.

“The gaffer said just keep moving the ball, keeping staying confident and keep trying to open them up and let our quality come out and I thought we did that.

“We analysed them a lot so we knew they have very good threats up front and they defend well. Against many other teams they don’t give many chances away so we knew that but we stayed patient, we kept moving the ball and tried to open them up from the sides and get crosses in. Hopefully one was going to fall to us and luckily that fell to me and I managed to score.”

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