Ranieri ‘satisfied’ with his side despite Chelsea loss

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri revealed he was happy with his players performance, despite his side losing 2-0 to West London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier today.

Maurizio Sarri’s side took the lead after just four minutes when Spanish attacker Pedro finished cooly after being played through by N’Golo Kante.

Fulham, however, gradually began to get a foothold in the game and looked markedly more solid tactically then they have over the first couple of months of the season.

Any hope the Cottagers had of getting anything out of the game would finally be extinguished in the 82nd minute though when substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek combined with Eden Hazard before slotting home from twelve yards out.

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Speaking after the game Ranieri praised his players and his clubs fans:

“We wanted to play football but we made mistakes and against big champions you pay everything for that. In the second half we changed system and maybe we deserved to draw the match.’’ Ranieri told BBC Sport.

“I am satisfied with how my players tried to make good decisions on the ball. I was happy to be 1-0 down at half time, I changed it and we played better.

“We played together strongly and created good chances. Our fans were fantastic.”

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