Any hopes of Fulham getting a rare Premier League win, this afternoon, were shattered by a Bournemouth side who came to Craven Cottage, played their attacking football and won 3-0.
It really has been a bad start for Fulham in their return to the Premier League with just one win from the ten games played and a relegation battle looking a likely outcome.
For the ninth time in the last ten games Fulham conceded more than two goals or more whilst also managing to preserve the record that sees them as the only side in the Premier League, this season, to fail to keep a clean-sheet.
After the debacle of last weekend, where Fulham were beaten 4-2 by Cardiff, Slavisa Jokanovic, as has become the normal scenario these days, shuffled his defensive unit, dropping Bettinelli, who only signed a new contract last week, bringing in Rico. Also reappearing at the heart of the defence was Le Marchand, who partnered Ream, whilst Odoi and Fosu-Mensah were deployed as the full-backs.
Sadly, Fulham’s brittle defence lasted just 14 minutes before conceding with Callum Wilson scoring from the spot after being fouled by Fosu-Mensah.
Fulham survived until half-time trailing by the single goal but the second half, despite a bright start from the side, was to see Bournemouth take charge of the game. David Brookes extended the lead in the 72nd minute with a good finish and a minute later Fulham were reduced to 10-men when Kevin MacDonald was shown a second yellow card for a foul.
The misery was completed in the 85th minute when Wilson scored his second goal of the game, a goal that saw large sections of the supporters leave with those remaining jeering the side off the pitch at the final whistle.
Unless Jokanovic can get the defence sorted out, quickly, it could be a long bleak winter for us Fulham supporters.