Mark Schwarzer gives his thoughts on Fulham's Premier League woes

Mark Schwarzer, Goalkeeper of Fulham looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England.

Former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer thinks the Premier League strugglers lack continuity, cohesion and leaders.

Mark Schwarzer, Goalkeeper of Fulham looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England.

With the Premier League campaign nearly a third of the way in, many Fulham fans are currently feeling rather anxious.

Following promotion from the Championship, the Cottagers began the season brightly, picking up a win and two draws from their first six top-flight fixtures.

Since the 1-1 draw with Watford on September 22, however, Fulham's form has taken a dive, with six consecutive losses sending Slavisa Jokanovic's side to the bottom of the table.

 

In those six games, Fulham have scored just three goals and conceded a worrying 18, while Sunday's 2-0 loss at Liverpool was their third league match without getting on the score sheet.

With alarm bells ringing at Craven Cottage, former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has given his thoughts on possible reasons behind the West Londoners' downturn in form.

The 46-year-old pundit suggested that Jokanovic is unsure of his best starting XI, pointing out that Sergio Rico had only played twice prior to the defeat against Liverpool.

Schwarzer, who made 220 appearances for the Cottagers between 2008 and 2013, also claimed that the team lacks leaders and cohesion, looking more like a group of individuals than a solid unit.

Maxime Le Marchand, and Jean Michael Seri of Fulham look dejected after conceding during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage on August 11, 2018...

"Rico has only played two games [before the Liverpool game]," the Australian told BT Sport.

"They're rotating so many players. There's no continuity. There's never any opportunity to create understanding between players.

"The thing that worries me is that every player is watching the ball. There's no leaders there. There's no one organising the defence. They're all playing like individuals.

"It doesn't work that way. You can only do that so much. You've got to have a team. You've got to work together. At the moment, Fulham aren't working together.

"It's a concern because they did so well last season. This season they look like a side that have just been thrown together to hope for the best."

Mark Schwarzer of Fulham looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on December 10, 2012 in London, England.

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