After the celebrations, back in May after Fulham had achieved promotion to the Premier League, had died down, everybody accepted that moving into the top-flight of English football would be a difficult challenge.
The club invested wisely in new players, a sign that those who own the club are intent on prolonging our stay in the Premier League as opposed to it being a one season dalliance.
However, the results from the first five games have left Fulham sitting in fifteenth place, with just four points from the fifteen available, making it the clubs second worst start to a Premier League campaign.
Following the loss to Manchester City, at the Etihad Stadium, Slavisa Jokanovic gave an honest assessment of what we’d just witnessed, remarking, and as reported by the BBC
“We started both halves conceding early goals. The result was fair and if you don’t perform perfectly it’s so hard to do well against Manchester City.
“Our performance was a little shy and we didn’t connect our play well enough. We had some moments in the game when we enjoyed possession but we didn’t have end quality.”
Something that has been noticeable on several occasions this season.
Being clinical when chances come your way is essential but creating those chances can be a challenge in itself.
Hopefully, the tide will turn when Fulham welcome Watford to Craven Cottage next Saturday.