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Player Ratings: Fulham 3-0 Brighton and Hove Albion

Written by Stephen Sheldrake on 3rd March 2024

Back-to-back wins in the Premier League, and three goals without reply. What a wonderful afternoon at the office.

Bernd Leno

A safe pair of hands in between the sticks today, there was no uncertainty from our German Shot-stopper. Although limited to a couple of saves, he kept hold of the ball firmly and was always there when needed to claim the ball and offer a reassuring presence in defence. Solid. 7/10

Timothy Castagne

Certainly the quieter of the two full-backs, Timmy Chestnuts reasserted himself as Marco’s number one choice at right-back. It’s great to see him consistently starting and cementing his place in the starting line-up. Did well to progress play and keep the Brighton attack in check. Chestnuts are nice and warm in firey form. 6.5/10

Tosin Adarabioyo

Ah Tosin. Calm, reassured, and consistent, it seems we have a real issue here as he’s made himself a core piece at the heart of our defence and we need to figure out a way to get him to put pen to paper. As usual he proved key to nullifying aerial threats at the back and offered himself in the box going forward. Can we keep this key partnership together for the long haul? 7/10

Calvin Bassey

There were so many moments of magic in the first half time and time again, pacey interceptions met with strength to hold possession. So easily could have been man of the match. He has well and truly put any questions to bed as our starting LCB, as much as I love Ream. His return to the side since AFCON has proven instrumental and today was arguably his best display in a Fulham shirt. So proud. 8/10

Antonee Robinson

Jedi was handed the tough task of being put against the paciest of opposition players today, Lamptey in the first half followed by Adingra is no easy task and he proved again why he is such a crucial part of our defence against counter attacks. There was the usual mistake here and there but overall kept Brighton’s threats at bay and progressed the ball up the pitch well. 7/10

Harrison Reed

A solid showing that broke up the Brighton play consistently, even though several fouls were needed to do so. A good outing from our captain today, not enough to set the world alight for me and be considered for an England call up though, but he put in a good shift, and we love him. 6.5/10

Sasa Lukic

Now here’s a piece for debate. Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, Sasa has stepped into the starting line-up since Palhinha’s two match suspension like a graceful swan, surprising all Fulham fans. He continued his impressive performance from Old Trafford and showed he wasn’t a one trick pony. Sasa broke up the play really well, accelerated into defensive cover with great pace and made a strong amount of tackles and interceptions whilst linking up the play with ease. Does he keep his place in the starting eleven? A headache Silva will more than welcome. 8/10

Andreas Pereira

I’m a big fan of Periera, and I have a lot of patience for him because I know he can produce the numbers, he presses well and is a dead ball specialist with skill to boot. But fans would be forgiven for feeling a little frustrated today. A clear one-on-one chance with Wilson on hand to square it to as a second option should have killed the game off, instead he opted to take it round the keeper and played himself too wide of the goal, hitting the shot wide. But no one was more annoyed than the player himself and he worked hard to make up for it afterwards, a reaction and passion I was pleased to see and today we can forgive him given the result. 6/10

Alex Iwobi

A key figure in the heart of this team, Iwobi must still be buzzing after that iconic goal last weekend. However today there were three of four misplaced passes and crosses in the first half and after a small improvement after half-time was the first to come off. Not a bad performance by any means, but he didn’t really get going today for me and that happens sometimes. 6.5/10

Harry Wilson

My word, this boy did good. I wanted to gift man of the match to Muniz after the first half but Harry’s dynamism and workrate pips him to the post. He grabbed the opportunity for the opener with both hands, being calm and clinical when it mattered most with a stunning finish into the top corner. Then he sends in the perfect cross for our big man up top. For the rest of the game, he was relentless. Brilliant ball control, skill, driving runs forward and interceptions to break up Brighton’s play and create the counters was superb. Just wow. 9/10

Rodrigo Muniz

If our Brazilian big man up top is indeed proving that this isn’t just a purple patch, then what a player we have on our hands. All seemed over for Rodrigo’s Fulham career when an unsuccessful loan stint at Boro left fans questioning what was next. But since January everything has just clicked; all of the trademark workrate and desire has found an end product and now he is more ruthless than ever. He holds the ball up with tenacity reminiscent of a certain number nine, but with more pace and desire. He threw his body on the line to flick the ball on for Wilson’s opener despite being fouled. Headed the ball home for another goal, his fifth in five games. Broja isn’t finding his place into the starting line-up while Muniz is in this scintillating form and long may it continue – he deserves it. 8.5/10


Tom Cairney

Came on the retain possession of the ball following Brighton’s high press in our half. Some bits worked others didn’t. Not a memorable showing, but the post show crowd hype was a 10. 6/10


Like Cairney brought on to keep hold of possession and break up the Brighton play. Our rolls Royce produced a good display and he’ll be itching to win that starting place back next match if possible. 6/10

Bobby De Cordova-Reid

Off the bench and marks his 200th Fulham performance with a superb and unselfish assist. Well done, Bobby. 7.5/10

Adama Traore

What an asset, Adama is finally proving to the fans that he is the player we all hoped and wished for. As always, the moment he comes on he leaves the opposition in dismay, worked hard defensively and even harder on the counter to get a well-deserved goal – what a game-changer. 7.5/10

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