PreviewsA collection of Fulhamish previews
As clubs gear up for action again following the international break, Fulham face an in-form Preston North End side at the Cottage as the Whites go in search of only their second home league win of the season so far.
With an important if slightly scrappy three points taken in Nottingham on Tuesday night, Fulham's attentions turn to the noisy neighbours down the road, and a visit to one-time temporary home Loftus Road beckons for the Whites.
Fulham continue to search for a winning run after falling foul of yet another late equaliser at the Cottage against Middlesbrough at the weekend. The opportunity to bounce back, however, comes quickly, as the Whites travel to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
Of all the games to follow up a nervy and grim defeat up north to Burton Albion, playing recently relegated Middlesbrough, on an all-competitions five-game unbeaten streak, and with probably the best strike force in the league, is one you'd probably want to avoid.
For two teams on the same amount of points, it would be fair to say that there can be found fewer larger contrasts in optimism for this season than between Fulham and Hull City.
So, the World Cup Qualification break is over and it's looking far better for some of our internationals (Ollie Norwood) than it is for others (everyone else). However, on that note, everyone is back and hopefully focused on the important task this season, that of getting Fulham firmly back where they belong, in the Premier League.
Saturday's trip to Ipswich has become quite a big affair. Obviously seasons are not won or lost at this stage, and it would be ludicrous to suggest that we're somehow relegation fodder after three draws and a loss to credible opposition, but in terms of morale around the club, a win would do wonders for everyone's nerves and mentality.
The Championship has got off to its blistering pace of start that we should probably have gotten used to by now, but it still feels like a lot of games already!
Fulham are on the road for the third game in a row on Tuesday night, although the trip to Elland Road will be far cry from the notoriously difficult to access and half-empty stadiums encountered in both Wycombe and Reading, you would imagine.