During his pre-game press conference Chelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is sorry Fulham sacked Claudio Ranieri.
“I am really very sorry but I know very well his character so I know very well we will see him very soon in another bench”. the Italian said. “I think now it’s hurting. I think a lot, of course. It is normal. As I said before I know his character. He is very strong. In a few days he will be able to think to the next situation and the future”.
Also, Fulham appointing a new coach will make Sunday’s Premier League game more difficult for Chelsea: “Usually when there is a change of the coach there is a reaction and so we have to front also the reaction”. Sarri went on. “Then it is very difficult to prepare the match. We don’t know the new system and ideas. It is a very difficult match”.