With the starting eleven now available for the fixture, against Manchester United this lunchtime, it’s fair to say it hasn’t been greeted with universal acclaim.
The eleven, as below:
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 9, 2019
Contains a few familiar names but, once again there is no starting place for Ryan Sessegnon, something that has prompted a response on the social networks, with the following posts illustrating that the support are far from happy:
Oh boy no Sess or Cairney in the starting line up by the fraud!! ????????
— SportWizz (@SportWizz) February 9, 2019
Still no Sessegnon. He will never learn.
— chris • ti • ane (@urghbusani) February 9, 2019
Imagine three loan signings starting ahead of Sess. What an awful awful bloke you really are Claudio.
— Porter (@porter_utf) February 9, 2019
Why won't he play Sessegnon? He has a habit of creating or scoring goals, and will fight for this club!
— Leighton Williams (@LeightonRW07) February 9, 2019
Took @Jokanovic a good few seasons to build up @RyanSessegnon to get to the stage where he could play the 90 minutes & be influential in getting us forward & delivering to strikers, took Ranieri weeks to slate him, keep him benched & hardly use him. #FFC
— AK (@Jags41) February 9, 2019
The absence of Tom Cairney, such an influential player when Fulham are on song, is also mentioned:
Happy with 4 at the back, just wish Cairney instead of Schürlle
— Jono Mizrahi (@JonoMizrahi) February 9, 2019
Happy with the team overall but why play 4 at the back and still don’t play Cairney in the number 10 role ??
— Ollie (@olliewask) February 9, 2019
Whilst the inclusion of Andre Schurrle has raised a few eyebrows:
Looking forward to Schurrle being substituted after 52 minutes for doing nothing.
— Sam Vickery (@RealSamVickery) February 9, 2019
Schurrle ffs. Give him a rest. No work rate at all.
— Mark Walker (@MarkJwalker) February 9, 2019
Plenty of room for debate there, we’ll wait and see how the team gets on before we decide whether Claudio Ranieri has got his team selection so right or so horribly wrong!
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