Dempsey wants more games

Dempsey’s brace against Chelsea on Sunday secured a 2-2 draw against their rivals.

He said: “I understand it’s part of football but I’m not going to hide from the fact that I want to be playing.”

The 25-year-old joined Fulham from New England Revolution two years ago.

Dempsey added: “Along with Jimmy Bullard and Simon Davies I think I’ve been here the longest, which is crazy.

“But I’ve showed I can play at this level. I’m trying to be a part of this wave that we’re on.”