Scott Parker will ‘keep pounding that drum’ to trick Fulham players into believing they can avoid relegation

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Scott Parker will ‘keep pounding that drum’ to make Fulham players believe they can STILL avoid relegation, despite being in the wrong way leading up to their attempt to join Chelsea for the first time since 1979. to win.

  • Fulham faces a tough battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season
  • They are sitting seven points out of safety after conceding late in their last two games
  • Parker’s men received a brutal blow at the Emirates Stadium during their last performance
  • Now the Cottagers are looking for their first top flight win at Chelsea since 1979

Fulham boss Scott Parker insists he will “ keep pounding that drum ” in an attempt to trick his players into believing they can avoid relegation.

The Cottagers face a tough battle to avoid the drop, trailing seven points in the final moments of their last two games.

Parker’s men took a brutal blow in the Emirates on their last appearance, after they were on the verge of taking their first-ever away win over Arsenal, until the Gunners scored a last-panting equalizer.

Fulham boss Scott Parker insists he will “ keep pounding that drum ” so his side can avoid the drop

The Cottagers face an uphill battle to avoid the fall, seven points behind in terms of safety

The Cottagers face an uphill battle to avoid the fall, seven points behind in terms of safety

That draw followed a last-minute home loss to Wolves in the game before, but Parker believes it’s not over as his side prepares for the short trip to Chelsea on Saturday in search of their first win at Stamford Bridge since 1979.

“The reason I believe it’s so close, like it’s so close in the games,” Parker said.

‘I know (the last minute defeats) will have an effect, I’m not going to lie to you, that will have an effect, it will affect the players.

“ I get that in the time of another game or in two games, because we can no longer say that there are still many games left, of course that is not the case, but we can definitely go to Chelsea, as we go to Arsenal and Everton. went and get a result. or be in this game trying to get something?

Parker's men received a brutal blow to the Emirates during their last performance after taking the lead

Parker’s men received a brutal blow to the Emirates during their last performance after taking the lead

‘I think we can, and if we do, like West Brom did, has our image changed? Yes.

‘My job is to keep pounding that drum and however I try to change that mindset in a player – especially (if) my players (think it’s over) I should try to change that mindset if that’s the case , and I don’t believe it is.

“ Maybe there are a few (who think so), of course there are, because the disappointment with what happened, not only in the last few games, but in parts of this season some people are different, some people are a little weaker on those moments will make some people look on the more pessimistic than the optimistic side. ‘

Fulham didn’t have a game last weekend, but both Burnley and Newcastle had victories that widened the gap between the Cottagers and safety.

And on Saturday they are looking for their first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1979

And on Saturday they are looking for their first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1979

“It has certainly been a frustrating (fortnight),” admitted Parker.

‘Not the back of it, but certainly the early part of the aftermath of the game at Arsenal and the way that ended was really hard for everyone and difficult.

Of course, like everything in this game and what we’re in, the next chance comes. Two weeks was a long time ago, but now it is a big challenge when the next game comes, and we have to be prepared for that. ‘

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