Talking Points: Charlton Athletic

Tuesday 8 October 2019 12:09

Ivan Cavaleiro's strongest foot and Scott Parker's tactical changes are just two of the Talking Points we address this week.

1. Cav’s ambidextrous feet

One could be forgiven for assuming Ivan Cavaleiro was right-footed, considering his first three Fulham goals all came from that boot. But he showed on Saturday that he’s equally as devastating on his left peg, cutting in from the right and firing an effort into the top bins that was too hot for the goalkeeper to keep out.

2. Rooting for Bobby

Bobby Decordova-Reid rightly claimed the Man of the Match award, and he’s surely so close now to opening the goal scoring floodgates. The Fulham faithful were trying to suck the ball into the goal at the Hammy End, with Decordova-Reid one of those players that everyone is desperate to see score.

3. Classic London derby

Although both Fulham and Charlton would have been a bit narked to only take a point from the game, neutrals will definitely have enjoyed the football on display. With both teams giving it a real go, the woodwork being hit twice, and plenty of hustle and bustle, it was a superb advert for the Sky Bet Championship.

4. Parker acting fast

With the first half only yielding four efforts on goal for Fulham, Head Coach Scott Parker did not hesitate in ringing the changes at half-time. Bobby Decordova-Reid and Harrison Reed each entered the action, and both played a major role in swinging the momentum in the Whites’ favour.

5. Foundation success

Saturday was the annual Foundation matchday, and was a roaring success in promoting the work of Fulham's charitable arm. In addition to the Foundation logo adorning the players’ shirts (which are now available to bid on), half-time saw participants from the blind & partially sighted football programme take to the pitch.

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