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Tuesday 4 December 2018 14:15

Claudio Ranieri has been pleased with Calum Chambers’ performances in the heart of the Fulham midfield.

The Arsenal loanee is predominantly thought of as a defender, but has impressed in a more advanced role, winning both the BBC’s and the Club’s official Man of the Match awards in the SW6 derby.

“I spoke with Scott Parker and he told me he could play there,” Ranieri revealed. “I believe he is a very good midfielder, he’s intelligent tactically which is good for the team, and it’s good for me to have this kind of player.

“He linked the defensive line and the forwards very well. He has good movement, he’s very attentive.”

There was good and bad news on the injury front ahead of the meeting with Ranieri’s former side Leicester City.

Floyd Ayité came off the bench at Stamford Bridge at the weekend but will be absent on Wednesday, however on a more positive front, André Schürrle is back in contention after missing out on a Chelsea reunion.

“Ayité has a little problem with his groin and is not with us,” Ranieri confirmed. “Coming back is Schürrle who’s ready to play.”

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