Seven games into the 2018 / 2019 season and life back in the top-flight is proving to be difficult for Fulham Football Club.
From the 21 points available, Fulham have taken just 5, winning just one game.
They currently sit in 16th place in the table and need to gather some points to alleviate any fears that this first season back could turn into a relegation battle.
Despite investing heavily in the summer transfer window, something we applauded our owners for doing, the Fulham defence hardly inspires confidence.
Against Everton, Jokanovic welcomed back Tim Ream with the American defender having recovered from injury to play his first game of the season.
But, the defence still looked rickety, it’s almost a case of perm any two from Ream, Mawson, Odoi, Chambers and Le Marchand and you still get the same end result.
Following the 3-0 defeat, a defeat that could have been heavier, Jokanovic expressed his concerns about his sides slow embracement of life back in the top flight, remarking, as reported by the BBC:
“We must understand where we are and that we could pay a really expensive price if we don’t adapt ourselves to this.
“We are a seven games old Premier League team and showed some quality – we were brave and tried to follow our style.
“We are in a kind of growing-up process. There is big room for improvement and we need to be more brave and more consistent and do everything to find a faster improvement.”
At the moment Fulham are finding that life can be very unforgiving in the Premier League, things have to change quickly, although the next game, Arsenal (h), will be a huge test.
But, lurking on the horizon, after the visit from Arsenal, is a huge fixture, a trip to Cardiff to play a side who, like us, were promoted last season, is it too early to call it a six-pointer?