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Kasami keeps faith in Fulham

Pajtim Kasami feels Fulham have the quality to stay in the Premier League despite their poor run of form continuing with a 3-1 defeat at home to Chelsea.

Fulham were well in the game in the opening 45 minutes, but the loss of skipper Brede Hangeland to a head injury seemed to take away a good deal of their defensive stability.

And with Andre Schurrle and Eden Hazard in unstoppable form in the second half, Chelsea strolled away from their struggling neighbours and ensured another winless weekend for Whites fans.

Fulham remain rooted to the bottom of the table but Kasami is hopeful Felix Magath can engineer a turnaround in their fortunes now he is settling in to life in England.

Kasami said: "We have the quality for it. We have to fight now in each game. There are 10 games to go and a massive game against Cardiff next week.

"(Today) was very unfortunate. We started the first half very well, and then we stopped paying attention and conceded the first goal. I think we had the chance to score, but the game is over 90 minutes.

"We all have one goal this season - to stay up in the Premier League. (The manager) has given us the information and we worked very hard in the week to get points and big results.

"Every manager has their own opinion and own philosophy. What we have to do is stick together, be positive, look forward to the next game."