We need to beats ome big guns - Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri has accepted Fulham must beat some of the Premier League's big guns after slipping deeper into relegation danger.
The Cottagers boss watched as his side crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday which leaves them down in 19th-place and already seven points from safety.
The situation does not get any easier for the Londoners as in their coming seven Premier League fixtures, amid three away from home, sees Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all visit Craven Cottage.
After that intimidating run Fulham will have only six matches remaining, and Ranieri said: "All the big teams are coming to Craven Cottage, and maybe we can take some points from the big teams.
"We wanted points [at Palace]. It wasn't possible, but maybe it'll be possible against the big teams at home.
"We have to be positive every time, until the end. I want the maximum in every training session. I want the maximum in every match. I'm positive."
Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.