Frustration hit Fulham again at the weekend as a Kasey Palmer goal cancelled out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s earlier strike to leave the Cottagers earning just one point from their trip to Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon.
Bristol City’s home form has been abject in recent times and Marco Silva will have felt as though his Fulham side was more than good enough to get a result there and get back to winning ways after losing to Reading the weekend before.
That’s not what happened, though, with the Whites having to settle for a point, and Silva may have a couple of things to consider ahead of this Wednesday’s game with Swansea City.
We take a look at those now…
Cutting edge needs consistency
The story of the match for Fulham, and not for the first time this season, was they simply did not take their chances.
It’s happened at Blackpool already this year, whilst against the Robins and Reading, they’ve totalled 47 shots on goal, with ten on target and two just finding the back of the net.
They showed against Birmingham with four goals from 15 attempts that they can be prolific in front of goal – they just need to be so on a more consistent basis.
Who fills the Carvalho void?
Fabio Carvalho will eventually return but it does seem as though Fulham are yet to find a real consistent way of playing without him in the side, and if he gets injured again or is poached by one of Europe’s big sides that’s an issue in the short-term.
Fulham have huge talent without him on the pitch and should be getting on fine enough when he is missing but things have stuttered a bit of late, and Silva needs to find combinations and patterns of play that will work regardless of which personnel are involved.