Fulham fell to another defeat at the weekend against fellow promoted team Cardiff City. It saw the Cottagers drop into the bottom three and fears of a relegation fight have increased among supporters.
It is difficult to establish yourselves in the Premier League, but Fulham had an ambitious summer and were seen as one of the winners of the transfer window. A number of exciting attacking players were signed.
However, they didn’t perform a balanced rebuild of the squad and they are now suffering for it. Fulham have conceded 25 goals this season, which ranks them as the worst defence in the league.
In fact, if they continue to concede at that rate, Fulham will finish the season with 105 goals conceded. This would be the most in the history of the competition.
The current record is held by Swindon Town who conceded 100 during the 1993/94 season and this was during a time when there were 42 matches played in a campaign. This underlines how poor Fulham have been at the back.
It remains early in the season, but warning bells should be going off at Craven Cottage. There has been little improvement made since the opening weekend and their defensive structure remains porous.
If it doesn’t improve soon, Slavisa Jokanovic will find himself under pressure, despite his popularity with supporters.