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Three surprise packages at Fulham so far

Fulham enjoyed a whirlwind transfer window that brought many new faces to Craven Cottage, including some intriguing talents.

Here are three of Fulham’s most surprising packages so far this campaign.

Calum Chambers

The Arsenal loanee arrived in SW6 with a reputation for being a solid centre-half, yet Chambers’ performances at the back were nothing short of dreadful.

And in one of Slavisa Jokanovic’s most successful decisions in his short reign in the Premier League, the former Whites manager shifted Chambers to a central defensive midfield role.

The Englishman is now one of the first names on the Fulham team-sheet in centre midfield, a stark turnaround from his abysmal early displays in defence.

(Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Denis Odoi

After Odoi’s sending off in the play-off final, few expected the Belgian centre-half to appear for Fulham in the Premier League.

Rarely a mainstay in the Championship, Odoi only broke into the starting lineup consistently towards the end of the 17/18 season. Yet the defender has been practically everpresent at the back for Fulham in the top flight.

His partnership with Alfie Mawson appeared promising early on in Claudio Ranieri’s reign, and save for a couple of shaky displays at right back, Odoi has acquitted himself well this season amid a disastrous defence.

Jean-Michael Seri

The summer signing from Nice is unfortunately on the list as a disappointing surprise, due to the Ivorian’s dreadful displays in centre-midfield.

One of many acquisitions who arrived with a glittering resume and high expectations, Seri has immensely struggled to adapt to English football.

Prone to giving the ball away in terrible areas, failing to properly track back, and generally appearing disinterested on the pitch, Fulham must hope Seri can sort out his form in 2019.

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