Date: 2nd October 2018 at 5:18pm
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Seven games into the new season and things have not gone as we all expected back in the summer before the first ball of the 2018 / 2019 season was kicked.

From those seven games, Fulham have taken just five points and are currently sitting fourth from bottom in the Premier League.

But, more worryingly, the Cottagers have conceded 16 goals, the highest number in the Premier League but a total matched by both Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town.

If, as we all hope, Fulham are to make in-roads into making this more than just a survival season, then Slavisa Jokanovic has to sort the defence out.

Already, this season, Jokanovic has tried numerous combinations, utilising those he acquired in the summer transfer window and also those who were part of our promotion winning squad.

The boss, we feel, has to settle on a duo, at the heart of the defence and give the whole defensive unit time to gel.

Okay, we accept that matters have not been helped by an injury to Tim Ream that kept him out of the side until the last game and also to Alfie Mawson, who joined us in the summer from Swansea City.

My personal choice would be to go for Ream and Mawson, but what would be yours?

Do you see a place for Odoi, Le Marchand or Chambers, in the heart of the defence, on a regular basis?

Please feel free to drop your preferred centre-back pairings into the comments facility beneath this article.

COYW’s

 

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