Fulham had a tough start to life back in the top flight, but a strong 4-2 win against Burnley will have settled the nerves of the Craven Cottage outfit. Going into September, Slavisa Jokanovic will be hoping to build on the Burnley success.
Fulham signed big Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle United in the summer for a fee of £22m. ‘Mitro’ could be the key to a dream September for the Whites. The 23-year-old has already netted three goals in three Premier League appearances, and if he continues in his rich vein of form, it could be a profitable September for Jokanovic’s outfit. Capable with his feet and a real aerial threat, Mitrovic is a threat to any defence in the Premier League.
Another big signing for the South-West London club was Alfie Mawson from relegated Swansea City. Mawson has missed the first three Whites’ games through injury, but he played the first 75 minutes of Fulham’s Carabao cup fixture against Exeter City. If he is fit throughout September, his presence will be a major bonus for the club. The deal for Mawson could cost up to £20m, but the 24-year-old centre-back will be worth every penny if he can stay fit. Mawson will win everything in the air and is also a very good ball-player.
In terms of points, fixtures against Brighton and Watford are both very winnable. Manchester City and Everton represent much tougher challenges, and a point against either of these sides would be good going. If Fulham can take seven points from their September fixtures, it will be a truly dream month for the club. Considering they spent over £100m in the summer, this should be an achievable outfit for the Cottagers.