Ranieri faces for­mi­da­ble task

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Can Clau­dio Ranieri, who once per­formed mi­nor mir­a­cles at Le­ices­ter City, save Ful­ham?

They spent a hun­dred mil­lion dur­ing the sum­mer af­ter com­ing up from the Cham­pi­onship, but they were never go­ing to find things easy in the Pre­mier League. On the face of it, Ful­ham seem to have bought badly and a heavy re­cent de­feat at Manch­ester United, who had been strug­gling to score goals, was omi­nous.

Ar­guably, their three best play­ers were all aboard through­out last sea­son. Tom Cair­ney, with his el­e­gant left foot, can be a metronome for the side. Ryan Sesseg­non is a pre­co­ciously good left-winger who can also func­tion as an over­lap­ping full-back. Alek­san­dar Mitro­vic, when de­cently sup­ported, can be a dy­namic striker.

As things stand, how­ever, Ranieri has in­her­ited a for­mi­da­ble task with a team which has been be­trayed by its trans­fer pol­icy.

Chal­lenge... Clau­dio Ranieri

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