Fulham - Premier League - 2 December 2018

Fulham - Premier League - 2 December 2018

Fulham haven't beaten their neighbours for 12 years, but will make the short trip in better spirits after ending a run of seven straight defeats in all competitions with victory over Southampton. "He is able to play well in this and I want to see him when we have to play more in the defensive phase".

"I believe in Aleksandar, but I think he needs more and more, and time for him to understand my philosophy", said Ranieri, who saw Mitrovic score twice last week.

He did have a half decent second half against BATE and floated a delectable cross onto Olivier Giroud's head for the only goal of the game.

Cesc Fabregas has enjoyed a successful period at Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas has enjoyed a successful period at Chelsea

"In the last match, the problem was the team, not one or two players", he said.

Chelsea have confirmed their starting team and substitutes to play host to London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League clash this afternoon.

An apparent ankle knock may preclude Giroud from selection and Maurizio Sarri is happy with Morata's form.

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At youth level, he won two FA Youth Cups and the U-18 Premier League, as well as a World Cup for England at U-17 level.

Hudson-Odoi beat PAOK goalkeeper Alexandros Paschalakis at his near post with a low shot in the 60th minute for his first senior goal and become the Europa League's youngest scorer since 2009, celebrating the moment in front of a delighted Stamford Bridge.

And the 67-year-old remains convinced of striker Mitrovic's importance to Fulham's set-up, even if he has demanded the Serbian works harder off the ball.

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"And also Hazard scored a great goal for Leicester (earning Chelsea a draw against Tottenham in 2016, handing Leicester the title)".

I have been to (Cobham) - he was very kind with me. "I ask him during training 'shoot at goal, shoot at goal" but he passes and he passes.

"I thought it was a dream".

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