Where do we go from here?
Fulham’s loss against Wolves has left the Whites with one hell of a mountain to climb in order to get out of the relegation zone, and while there’s every reason to be downhearted after such a result, there’s at least one reason to be positive.
Indeed, Joachim Andersen was a standout performer against Wolves, and if he continues to perform like this, the Whites will continue to have an outside chance of staying up.
Not only was Andersen’s best defender, organising the backline, holding a great line and making four clearances, but he was also the London club’s best midfielder.
The Dane acted as the Whites’ quarterback, he was spraying pass after pass from deep, and of the 18 long balls he attempted, 15 reached their target, with Antonee Robinson and Kenny Tete the benefactors from his playmaking.
Sadly, Robinson and Tete couldn’t make anything happen when they got the ball into the attacking positions. The pair may have completed seven accurate crosses between them, but none of those deliveries were able to cause Rui Patricio too much trouble.
If Andersen is going to continue to pick out the full-backs in such fantastic areas, perhaps it’s time for Scott Parker to recall Joe Bryan to the XI because, as we all know, Bryan is a fantastic crosser, and he has a great partnership with Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Picking out positives from that Wolves game is difficult, but another fantastic performance from Andersen deserves plenty of credit.