Wesley Fofana has explained that his goal against Leeds United today was straight off the Chelsea training ground.

Everyone associated with Chelsea will be breathing a huge sigh of relief on Saturday. This is because the Blues secured a crucial 1-0 home victory in the Premier League this afternoon.

Graham Potter’s side went into the Leeds fixture off the back of two consecutive league defeats, but they’ve chalked up three points to relieve some pressure.

Despite wasting several chances in front of goal, something which has become a theme this season, Chelsea did find the vital goal early in the second half.

Fofana, 22, marked his return to the starting line-up with a superb headed goal.

The French centre-back powered in a bullet header from a Ben Chilwell corner.

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Fofana has shared in his post-match interview that his goal is something he worked on in training.

The young defender has shown during his career in English football that he’s great in both penalty boxes, so he’s going to be a real asset at Stamford Bridge.

“Yesterday in training we worked on set-pieces and today I scored one. It’s a good feeling,” Fofana told BBC Sport.

“The timing of the run was good. I worked on that.”

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Potter raved about the performance from Fofana on Saturday, something which he thoroughly deserves.

Aside from his goal, he looked the most comfortable of the back three when playing out from defence with the ball at his feet.

In addition, his aggression and positivity is the perfect addition to a Blues XI which has been poor in recent months.

It’s such a great boost to have the youngster back after injury problems this season.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.

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