Fulham stormed to a comfortable 7-0 win over Blackburn last night, with four different players all getting their names on the scoresheet – and Cottagers boss Marco Silva wants more of the same going forward, telling BBC Radio London (via BBC Sport) he wants his side to ‘spread their goals’ going forward.
The club have Aleksandar Mitrovic leading the line for them and he has done an impeccable job of it so far this year, bagging 19 goals and five assists in just 16 league games.
However, take his goals out of the side and their next highest goalscorer is Harry Wilson with five – and he bagged two of those last night.
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Fulham boss Marco Silva then is desperate for his side to not be too heavily reliant on the Serbian and has said that he wants his team to be able to ‘spread their goals.’
Speaking to BBC Radio London (via BBC Sport) he said: “It’s really important that we start to spread our goals from the other players. When you have a player like him that creates so many chances and we have a player with his capacity and his ability to score goals of course he’s important and he’ll keep being really important for this football club.
“But I’m demanding from the others as well. My wingers normally score goals, and my midfielders as well, and they know that.”
Fulham are currently second in the league table and are four points clear of West Brom below them. A large part of the reason we have done so well is down to the goalscoring exploits of Mitrovic – but if the player was to suffer an injury, could the rest of the team step in and replace his goals?
Marco Silva will certainly be hoping so – and he is desperate for his team to do so, even with Mitrovic in the side going forward.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has been on fire this season and Fulham will be hoping he keeps it up for the rest of the season. Last night’s win over Blackburn though showed that there are plenty of other players in the Cottagers team who can step up and do a job.
Marco Silva wants that to be the case on a regular basis. There is a lot of talent in that team and it isn’t a big ask by any means – and the club should be competitive both with and without Mitrovic.