Fulham can reduce pressure on Mitrovic by signing ace who “can win a game on his own” – opinion

    Fulham haven’t quite got off to the start they would have hoped for after their return to the Premier League.

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    The Whites sit bottom of the league after four games, and while the 11 goals conceded are a big problem, their own goal tally of three should also have alarm bells ringing.

    There are no prizes for guessing who has scored the majority of the London club’s goals either, with Aleksandar Mitrovic netting two of the Cottagers’ three strikes so far.

    It’s the same story as we saw last season, Scott Parker was over-reliant on Mitrovic for his team’s goals as he netted 26 of Fulham’s 64 strikes, just over 40% of their goals.

    With Premier League defences being tougher nuts to crack, Parker’s side needs more dimensions up top than just Mitrovic, and they might be about to land just the player they need.

    Indeed, The Star have linked Fulham with a move for Brentford winger Said Benrahma, and it’s fair to say that this is exactly the player they need.

    The Whites’ wingers have been dreadful this season, with Ivan Cavaleiro, Neeskens Kebano and Aboubakar Kamara contributing no goals or assists so far in the league this term, and Benrahma would be able to change that immediately.

    The Algerian netted 17 and assisted nine last year, and while that was only against Championship opposition, he has shown he can do it against Premier League sides, something Fulham saw first-hand as he netted a wonder strike against them in the Carabao Cup.

    Should Fulham sign Benrahma?




    Mitrovic is under a lot of pressure at the moment to get Fulham moving in the right direction, he’s undoubtedly their main attacking outlet averaging 2.5 more shots per game than any other player, but the signing of Benrahma could help alleviate some of the weight on his shoulders.

    Kevin Phillips described him as a player who ‘can win a game on his own’ on an episode of Quest’s EFL highlights show last year (via Derby Telegraph), and with Fulham sitting on zero points after four games, they certainly need more attackers who have that sort of ability at the club.

    Fingers crossed Tony Khan can get this one over the line.

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