Fulham – Huddersfield Town: Late Mitrović goal decides key game in the Premier League relegation battle (1-0)
Huddersfield took the initiative early on but failed to damage a conservative but more direct Fulham side. In the second half, Fulham became more aggressive and dominated the game. After a penalty miss by Kamara, it seemed that their efforts would go to waste but Sessegnon and Mitrović saved the day for Fulham.
Tactical analysis and match report by José Perez. Fulham: from Premier League dream to relegation nightmare
Unlike your typical promoted side, Fulham aimed to control possession and win games on the offense. To make their playing style competitive in the Premier League, owner Shahid Khan funded an over one hundred million euro overhaul of the squad. Many expected Fulham to be just like fellow promoted side Wolves and comfortably avoid the relegation, but reality begs to differ.
Under - now former - manager Slavisa Jokanović, Fulham were by far the worst defense in the league. They conceded grand total of 31 goals in twelve games (2.5 per game), in line with their expected goals conceded. A lot of the defensive issues came from the failures of Fulham’s counterpressing game, a defensive requirement for a possession-oriented side. Furthermore, Fulham could not compensate these defensive woes through their attack, which has been, at best, below average.
With a disaster in his hands, Jokanović was sacked after matchday twelve and
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