Fulham defender Alfie Mawson on loan at Bristol City has had to have surgery on his knee and will now begin a period of rehab, though it is not yet clear just how long he will be sidelined for. Bristol City have started this season in decent shape and will be hoping to challenge for promotion, or at least the play-offs, for the duration of the campaign.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek made his second start in just as many games since joining Fulham on Transfer Deadline Day, and while they did not emerge victorious against Crystal Palace, it was a positive sign as far Ruben’s plans for the season are concerned. The 24-year-old midfielder is hoping to rediscover his form and his confidence at ironically named Craven Cottage, after a handful of disappointing showings for Chelsea that followed a full year on the sidelines with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker shrugged off claims that confidence is proving an issue in his players following Saturday’s slender defeat to Crystal Palace. I don’t think confidence is proving an issue”, he started. The dynamics of this division and what this division brings show we need to learn, and we need to pick up goals.
|Champions League (League Winners): Everton|
|Champions League (League Position): Liverpool, Aston Villa, Leicester City|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Tottenham Hotspur|
|Relegation (League Position): Burnley, Sheffield United, Fulham|