Before burgers must come the Basics.
The arrival of Claudio Ranieri as Fulham coach should ensure an end to the chaotic selections, loose defending and naive approach that marked the promoted team’s turbulent first three months back in the Premier League under now-departed manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
Soccer is a simple game to Ranieri, who values hard work, togetherness and typically a straightforward 4-4-2 formation more than anything else.
They were the enduring virtues of his Leicester team that pulled off the most improbable title triumph in English soccer history in the 2015-16 season, so expect Fulham to show similar characteristics under the amiable Italian as he bids to steer his new side to safety.
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