I hate to sound like a broken record, but I’m so hugely frustrated with Fulham this season and their manager Slavisa Jokanovic. I’m annoyed because I like Jokanovic but his choices this year confuse me. Last season, they did alright and stayed in the slipstream of the top six for the first-half of the campaign, all the while playing good football and entertaining people.
In the second half of the campaign, Ryan Sessegnon was unleashed on the league and with Scott Malone occupying left-back, the youngster was played as a left winger in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Things were simple; Cairney wanted to play in the middle, did so and attracted a £20million bid from Newcastle. Sessegnon was on the left and showed his true attacking talent which even at that age was too much for most defences, while Sone Aluko was as usual at home, cutting in from the right.
This season, he has tinkered with various formations which have left Cairney and the influential Stefan Johansen out of position, while the boss insists that Sessegnon is a left-back. It’s maddening. However, he appears to be stubborn on this one and so any ins and out may reflect this:
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