Fulham have made a steady start to the season under Scott Parker and have found some momentum of late after putting an unbeaten run of six games together before the international break.
This run has propelled Fulham into the upper half of the table and within touching distance of the Championship play off places. They are now in 7th on 19 points, just one point behind 6th place Bristol City.
Scott Parker’s team have become well known for playing attacking, possession based football and this seems to be paying off. They have an excellent goal difference of 10 after scoring 20 league goals already and just conceding 10 in their opening 11.
While the whole team appears to be embracing Parker’s philosophy, these players have produced a number of standout performances this season and will be attracting interest from other clubs in January.
Joe Bryan has started every game at left back for Fulham this season and has only been substituted once, late on in Fulham’s 4-1 thrashing of Reading.
Bryan is obviously favoured by Parker in this position and this is highlighted by Bryan’s importance to the team’s possession play. Bryan rarely gives the ball away and has a good pass success rate of 84% and he has made an average of 59 passes per game.
He has also been involved in three goals this season with two assists and one goal. Bryan has put in stand out performances in recent weeks, most notably his man of the match display in the 2-0 win over Wigan at the end of September.
Bryan has been an ever present member of the Fulham squad since joining from Bristol City two seasons ago. If he continues his consistent start to the season, bigger clubs could become more interested in the 23 year old.
Mitrović has scored goals at every level of the game, so it is perhaps no surprise that he has been one of the standout performers for Fulham this season.
Parker’s reliability on Mitrović as his talisman is clear. Mitrović has played every minute of the campaign so far, has already scored eight goals and has only failed to score in three of the 11 fixtures so far.
Mitrović is undeniably a handful for opposition defenders and the 25-year-old striker has proven to be a constant threat in the early stages of the season, already having 45 shots on goal.
If Mitrović can keep fit throughout the season and return in the same vain of form he was in before the international break, it could turn out to be his most successful season in England.
But, Mitrović will attract interest from Premier League clubs which could cause a problem for Parker in January despite him willing to stay in the summer.