Holtby was named on the bench at Craven Cottage despite being Fulhamâs best player since joining on loan from Tottenham.
Magath, who instead started Clint Dempsey, said: âWe played against the Premier League leaders and we had to fight because they have better players. You have to prepare for a game where Chelsea will have control over the ball. Lewis is a player who is forward thinking, who is very skilful and can make good passes.
âAgainst Chelsea, you will not create many chances, nobody will. We fought very well in the first halfâ¦ it worked as I expected it.â
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