ROBBIE FOWLER Liverpool must turn up or Silva’s slick side will paint Merseyside Blue
THE West London derby between Chelsea and Fulham has added spice, with Claudio Ranieri going back to Stamford Bridge.
No one is expecting him to win the Premier League title again, as he did incredibly with Leicester City, but already the appointment has paid dividends with last week’s win over Southampton. He always seems to lift a place and create a harmonious atmosphere wherever he goes.
Is it a sign of greatness or is he just a great bloke?
What no one can take away from him is his title-winning success with Leicester. But Claudio (left) will have to go some to lead Fulham to victory today because Chelsea will be looking to flush that bad result against Spurs out of their system.
Chelsea need to get back on track immediately if they are not going to fall behind in the title race. Ranieri didn’t do a bad job at Chelsea before becoming owner Roman Abramovich’s first – of many – managerial sackings.
He earned that tag as the Tinkerman and that has stuck with him throughout his career.
No matter what permutations he comes up with, I really can’t see anything but a Chelsea win.
REPUTATIONS ON THE LINE Marco Silva faces his first derby day test, and Robbie (right) with his ‘cocaine’celebration