Chelsea broke free of the chasing pack as they secured a 3-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Rock bottom side Fulham started the game well and could have led within five minutes when Pajtim Kasami burst past Branislav Ivanovic and found Clint Dempsey but the American midfielder could only send his header just wide.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Fernando Torres then came close for Jose Mourinho’s side but Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenburg did well to deny the Spanish striker. Torres tested Fulham’s resolve again before half-time but his half volley went narrowly wide. Chelsea then burst into life in the second half and they eventually took the lead through German striker Andre Schurrle who netted after fine work from Eden Hazard. With 65 minutes played, Schurrle added his second goal after more good work from the impressive Hazard and he completed his hat-trick three minutes later. Fulham netted a consolation with 16 minutes to play as Jonny Heitinga netted but the result gives Chelsea a four point lead at the top of the table.