Three signings Claudio Ranieri should make to save Fulham from relegation
Fulham are rock bottom in the Premier League at the moment but hopes will definitely be lifted after the arrival of new manager Claudio Ranieri. The former Leicester City manager lifted the Premier League with the Foxes and has now replaced Slavisa Jokanovic.
The Cottagers have conceded a record 31 goals in 12 games so far. They have also failed to maintain any sort of cohesion and stability in the midfield. Claudio Ranieri has to dive into the transfer market in January and add some fresh faces.
Fulham are in dire need of some quality and the only way they can keep themselves in the Premier League is by bolstering their ranks. Here we take a look at three players Claudio Ranieri can target in order to lift them out of the drop zone.
Javier Hernandez (West Ham United)
The Mexican striker has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean brought in a number of new arrivals in the summer, which has seen Chicharito’s game time diminish.
But he is one of the deadliest poachers in the Premier League. Having plied his trade for teams likes Manchester United and Real Madrid, Hernandez will definitely provide the Cottagers with the cutting edge required up front.
Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea)
Zappacosta made the move to Chelsea last season but has made just more than 20 appearances since then. The established Cesar Azpilicueta has maintained his supreme form and the Italian has found game time hard to come by.
But he is a lively full-back who loves to maraud up and down the field. Current Fulham right-back Cyrus Christie has been poor since the start and that is why Ranieri should go for Zappacosta. The Italian is defensively good and also provides well going forward.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton)
Though the Frenchman is one of the highest paid players in the Everton squad, he’s barely playing any football. The arrival of Andre Gomes and the superb form shown by Idrissa Gueye has seen him fall down the pecking order.
Fulham need a defensive holding midfielder in their squad and a change of environment would do the former Manchester United midfielder a world of good.
He definitely is talented and probably requires a Premier League winning manager to change his fortunes. His arrival should stop Fulham’s habit of leaking goals this season.