Claudio Ranieri urges Fulham to sign experienced leader in January

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Fulham’s poor defensive record

After 21 games weeks, Fulham currently sit 19th in the Premier League with just 14 points.

Fulham have won just three games this season, drawing five and losing 13 in the league.

The main reason Fulham are doing so poorly this campaign is their awful defensive record.

Fulham have let in an astonishing 47 goals in 21 games, the worst record in the league.

They have also kept just two clean sheets this season vs Newcastle and Huddersfield, the two lowest scoring teams in the Premier League.

As a result, Claudio Ranieri has urged Fulham to sign an experienced defender to help his side tighten their defence:

“I need somebody who can help us.

 “We have a very good team but without experience. We need somebody who has experience, is a leader, has good character, personality and then we can improve our team.

“We have to bring somebody to survive.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Gary Cahill of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and Vidi FC at Stamford Bridge on October 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Cahill linked with Fulham switch

One experienced defender Fulham could sign this Januarys is Chelsea’s, Gary Cahill.

Fulham have already been linked with a loan move for Cahill earlier this season.

Cahill joined Chelsea in 2012 from Bolton and has since racked up 289 appearances for the Blues.

However, Cahill is now 33 years of age and his Chelsea contract is set to expire in July.

Maurizio Sarri does also not seem to be a huge fan of Cahill as the defender has only featured once in the league this season.

As a result, Chelsea are likely to be willing to loan Cahill to Fulham for the rest of the season.

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