Fulham’s return to the Premier League has not quite been going to plan for manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
His exciting brand of football which worked so well last term has so far failed to yield the sort of results he might have expected, and it is becoming to be a bit of a worry for Cottagers fans who fear their club might well be on their way back down after one season.
However, with a big game against fellow relegation strugglers Huddersfield tomorrow, there is a big chance for the Cottagers to get a vital three points on the board and relieve some of the pressure building on Jokanovic.
With that in mind, we at the Tavern decided to take a closer look at Fulham and pinpoint TWO things we thing have to change at Craven Cottage in order for the club to avoid relegation…
Consistency in defence
It’s been well documented, but Jokanovic has failed to keep the same defence in more or less every game this season, and it’s proving costly.
Fulham simply need to decide on who they want to build around at the back and stick with it. Above any other position on the pitch, defensive consistency is key, and if Jokanovic can sort that out, it gives his charges a vastly increased chance of performing well in the top flight.
Get more from their key men
It’s a bit of a worry that only four Fulham players have managed to hit the back of the net this term, and that simply has to change.
Alongside this, Fulham need to get the best from their key players, such as Ryan Sessegnon, and Tom Cairney, who were both instrumental last season.
Sessegnon is young and can be half forgiven, but he is still a talent, and now more than ever would be the ideal time for him to find his feet in the top flight and start adding some goals to his game.