Fulham boss Marco Silva’s belief in his promotion-winning gamers is the driving power behind the Cottagers’ spectacular Premier League season, in keeping with The Far Publish podcast group.
The west London outfit have been a yo-yo aspect over current years, however their transient spells within the high flight have tended to contain a squad overhaul in between campaigns.
Silva has resisted the temptation to tinker together with his troops and Fulham followers are actually dreaming of European qualification, sitting in seventh – degree on factors with Liverpool – going into Thursday’s league sport in opposition to Chelsea at Craven Cottage.
“I didn’t suppose Tim Ream was going to play a lot this yr. I didn’t suppose Aleksandar Mitrovic was going to attain as many objectives as he has. However they’ve each performed brilliantly,” former Charlton Athletic defender Steve Brown mentioned on the newest episode of The Far Publish.
BBC Radio London sports activities editor Phil Parry agreed, including: “Silva has performed what different managers haven’t performed with Fulham prior to now.
“He is mentioned to the fellows: ‘I’m going to belief you. I’m going to make use of you once more.’
“Ream has been a breath of recent air, he’s been sensible. We thought he would have a yr off as a result of, within the earlier two experiences, he wasn’t getting used, and that was unfair.”
One participant who did are available in the course of the summer time was midfielder Joao Palhinha, signed from Portuguese aspect Sporting Lisbon, and Brown is an enormous fan.
“Palhinha is a superb participant – a bit old style,” he mentioned.
“He throws me again to the times when you might make a problem. He goes to floor and is not afraid of taking a reserving if he mistimes it. I’ve been actually impressed with him.”
Take heed to extra about Fulham from 24’30 on The Far Publish podcast on BBC Sounds