Welcome back to the FM Premier League! We have reached the half-way point of the season, and unfortunately Fulham still sit bottom. But with improved performances recently, a win today against CJplays’ Wolves would really boost our survival hopes!
This week, 2 changes were made from our 1-1 draw with Newcastle. Tim Ream started his first game in the FM Premier League in defence, with Andre Schurrle joining the three-man attack. Ryan Babel and Maxime Le Marchand dropped to the bench.
Fulham vs Wolves
The first half started off pretty great for us. Alexsandar Mitrovic put us in front with a powerful header from Jean Michel Seri’s corner, and we were 1-0 up! We couldn’t hold out until half-time, as Raul Jimenez equalised for Wolves just before the break. Still, not a bad first half by any means!
The second half was much worse, however. We found ourselves 2-1 down just a minute in when Joao Moutinho scored a long range effort. Ivan Cavaleiro made it 3-1 on 58 minutes, so I decided to make changes. Going very attacking, we subbed on Joe Bryan, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Ryan Babel. The changes seemed to work, as we won an admittedly dubious penalty just minutes later. Mitrovic stepped up to score his and our second of the game. We were now 3-2 down, so we had to go all out to salvage something from the game. Unfortunately, our attacking shape left us weak at the back, and Diogo Jota exploited this to finish the game off.
This was certainly not the worst performance we’ve seen from Fulham this season. We were threatening going forward, but just weren’t solid enough at the back. Our top goalscorer, Alexsandar Mitrovic, delivered a MOTM performance, as he seems to be single-handedly carrying us through games at times! Our defence let us down today, and ultimately Wolves just outclassed us on the day.
Next Opponent: Huddersfield (BadJokesGaming)
Next up in the FM Premier League, we have Huddersfield, managed by BadJokesGaming. Despite being relegated in real life, BadJokes has Huddersfield 9th in the league, defying expectations. This won’t be an easy game, but hopefully we can start to pick up points, as the gap between us and 17th is widening every week now. I believe we can still stay up, but we will need to start getting results now if we are to do so.