Marco Silva’s bold move: Subbing three players before half-time

Marco Silva made headlines by replacing Fulham players Alex Iwobi, Harry Wilson, and Sasa Lukic with Willian, Tom Cairney, and Adama Traore before half-time in their match against Nottingham Forest. The move raised eyebrows and was seen as a form of "public embarrassment" for the players involved. Despite the changes, Fulham struggled and ultimately fell short.

Marco Silva's Bold Move: Subbing Three Players Before Half Time

Marco Silva made headlines when he took the drastic step of substituting three of his Fulham players before half-time in their game against Nottingham Forest. The move came after Fulham found themselves trailing 2-0 within the first 19 minutes of the match.

Silva’s decision to replace Alex Iwobi, Harry Wilson, and Sasa Lukic with Willian, Tom Cairney, and Adama Traore raised eyebrows, with some viewing it as a form of “public embarrassment” for the players involved. TNT Sports co-commentator Martin Keown expressed surprise at the move, highlighting the rare nature of such early substitutions. Despite the changes, Fulham continued to struggle, conceding a third goal just before half-time. Although Tosin Adarabioyo managed to pull one back after the break, Fulham ultimately fell short, highlighting the challenges they faced in the match.

Silva’s bold move will be remembered as one of the quickest triple substitutions in Premier League history, reflecting the manager’s determination to shake things up and try to turn the game around.

Fulham performance and stats


Manager: Marco Saraiva da Silva
Rank 13th
Win 11
Draw 6
Loss 15
Goals 47-51
Diff -4

Fulham is currently 13th in the Premier League with 39 points.

In the last 31 games, it has won 11 times, drawn 7 times, and lost 13 times. In its last match, Fulham lost 3-1 against Nottingham Forest.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 47 goals and conceding 50.​

Fulham will play the next match in Premier League against Newcastle United on Saturday 6th of April in London. The prediction is Fulham winning the match.​

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