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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will be hoping to return to winning ways in the Premier League when Chelsea welcome Fulham to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Saturday’s defeat to Tottenham at Wembley was Chelsea’s first loss of the season following a run of 18 games without defeat in all competitions.

The 3-1 loss to Tottenham leaves Chelsea seven points behind leaders Manchester City and five points behind second-placed Liverpool. Tottenham are now placed third after the victory over Chelsea.

Fulham have struggled this season before the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic and they have now appointed former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri as their new boss. Ramieri won his first game in charge, beating Southampton 3-2 last weekend.

Sarri is expecting a tough afternoon at Stamford Bridge against Fulham. According to Sarri, Ranieri’s teams are always difficult to break down.

When asked if he watched Ranieri’s Chelsea, Sarri said: “Yes, of course,Not like now, because 20 years ago it was more difficult [to watch the Premier League in Italy].

“Now it’s very easy, with television you can see every match of the Premier League in Italy. Twenty years ago you were able to see no more than one match a week.

“Usually a team of Claudio is really very solid. They usually defend very well, sometimes low, but very well.

“Usually he has a team very dangerous at counter-attacks, like in Leicester, but not only in Leicester.”

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