George Rossiter returns to dissect the individual performances in yesterdays’s draw with Wolves.
While Fulham may leave the Midlands wondering what could’ve been after a late missed penalty, a clean sheet and a point away from home will always be respectable in this division.
Rodak retained his place in the side and made a couple of huge saves in the first quarter of the game when Wolves looked dangerous on the counter attack. A strong performance overall and a deserved clean sheet, Bernd Leno may have to wait a bit longer for a first Fulham appearance. 7.5/10
While the Dutchman looked weary in the second half in the blazing heat and started getting beaten down his wing more often, he continued to defend on the front foot with success like at the Cottage a week ago. 7/10
A similar performance to the one against Liverpool in which Tosin looked occasionally shaky on the ball and wasn’t quite of the quality of his central defensive partner, but again, this isn’t to the detriment of his overall performance, which was strong and helped to a clean sheet. 7.5/10
Fulham’s left-hand side of defence shined once more at Molineux, and Ream was near faultless. Effortlessly calm on the ball, composed in winning the ball back in dangerous areas and showing again why he’s a valuable leader and starting option to Marco Silva’s side. The American continues to make himself hard to replace at the back. 9/10 – Man of the match.
Similarly to Ream, Jedi continued a hugely impressive start to the season. Wolves had extremely rare success down the Fulham left, with Robinson’s physicality and ridiculous pace in defensive recoveries a huge part of that. 8.5/10
Palhinha is a joy to watch and already a fan favourite. Not intimidated by a solid, experienced and quality Wolves midfield including Portuguese international colleague Ruben Neves, Palhinha again dominated in the middle, consistently winning his battles. 8/10
It was another typical Harrison Reed performance. Buzzing around the midfield picking up the scraps in between the Wolves attacking lines and distributing forward. The day this man drops below a 7/10 will put me in a state of shock. 7.5/10.
I actually feel quite generous giving a 4/10 unfortunately, there wasn’t much to like about this performance from the Brazilian. Never close to winning second balls when Mitro challenged the Wolves defence, always slow on the ball and consistently losing possession, Pereira looked lethargic and was lucky to play 85 minutes. 4/10.
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As dangerous as Neeskens looked, I’d have liked some more end product to really boost this score. For every time he turned Jonny Otto inside out down the wing, nothing much came of it in terms of chances created for Mitro and co or chances for himself. 7.5/10
Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Bobby continues to show his importance as he has for a few seasons now. In the midst of a winger injury crisis, he proved his value at Molineux, working hard both down the right flank and the left blank in either half. His versatility will continue to prove invaluable to Silva. 7/10
Admittedly the score goes down a little from the missed penalty but Mitro wasn’t bad at all. The Serb relished the fight against Wolves’ height at the back and nearly started a literal fight in added time, which he may have been lucky not to see red for. Maybe just not Mitro’s day. 6/10
Jay Stansfield (83′ for Neeskens Kebano)
Lovely to see academy graduate Stansfield make a Premier League debut and look up for the fight at the highest level. 6.5/10Embed from Getty Images
Tom Cairney (86′ for Andreas Pereira)
Should’ve come on earlier and had a bigger impact on the game considering the performance of Pereira. 6/10
Kevin Mbabu and Tyrese Francois (both 93’ for Kenny Tete and Bobby De Cordova-Reid)
Nice to see Mbabu make his Premier League debut for Fulham and to see three academy products on the pitch at the same time. 6/10 for both