Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri tells Tom Cairney he has to shoot more

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri tells Tom Cairney he has to shoot more

Hazard played for 62 minutes as Chelsea advanced to the Europa League knockout stages with victory at BATE Borisov of Belarus, having made his return as a substitute in last Sunday's win over Crystal Palace.

Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz are the first choice centre-backs for Chelsea season meaning Gary Cahill has to be content with playing in second fiddle games.

The La Liga champions and manager Ernesto Valverde have been plunged into a scramble to bring in a defender in January following news that Samuel Umtiti is set for a longer spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery in Qatar.

Chelsea secured top spot of Group L on Thursday night, after the Blues cruised to a 4-0 win against PAOK Salonika at Stamford Bridge.

In fact, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look too good to pass up on Fulham's generosity at the back helping to ensure over 3.5 goals are scored for Chelsea's fifth league game in six.

Speaking to BT Sport about his memorable evening, Hudson-Odoi said: "I couldn't believe I got the opportunity to start".

Hudson-Odoi, making his first Europa League start, then hit the crossbar with a 20-yard curler but Giroud's controlled volley from another lovely lofted Fabregas pass doubled Chelsea's advantage and recorded his fourth goal in three games for club and country.

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"He played very well, but the type of match was for his characteristics", Sarri said.

At youth level, he won two FA Youth Cups and the U-18 Premier League, as well as a World Cup for England at U-17 level. But I want to see him in matches where we also need him in the defensive phase.

'I want him to play as well in Premier League as he did in Championship.

Sarri said 67-year-old Ranieri, who acquired the nickname "The Tinkerman" during his four year spell in charge of Chelsea from 2000-2004, said he would not go so far as to classify his compatriot as a friend.

"I play at Stamford Bridge, I'm happy".

"And we have to try to make very good balls for him".

"It wasn't clearly very easy to find a big motivation".

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