Could Steven Sessegnon offer an intriguing alternative for the Fulham defence?
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Could Steven Sessegnon offer an intriguing alternative for the Fulham defence?

On Monday, Fulham youngster Steven Sessegnon signed a new long-term contract at the club, keeping the 18-year-old defender in SW6 until the end of the 2022 season.

After his recent contract extension, the promising defender could offer an intriguing alternative for the Fulham defence.

Equally adept at playing centre-half and right back, the twin brother of first-team star Ryan Sessegnon is still without a Premier League appearance.

Yet according to Sky Sports, in past weeks Steven Sessegnon has impressed Claudio Ranieri and could be in store for a league debut shortly.

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The right back position has been an area of substantial concern for the Whites this year, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Cyrus Christie, and Denis Odoi all utilised at times.

It appeared that Ranieri had settled with Christie as his first choice option, but despite impressive performances against Chelsea and Southampton, the Irishman has been demoted to the bench in favour of Odoi.

The Belgian defender is clearly better suited to a central defensive role, illustrated by his struggles against Manchester United and West Ham.

And given Ranieri’s discontent with the defensive options available to him, Steven Sessegnon could be granted a chance to fill the right back role and build on his impressive League Cup and youth performances.

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