Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Jadon Sancho struggles in new role, Amadou Onana impresses for Everton and West Ham unsure how to use Gianluca ScamaccaFulham were meek against Arsenal: they looked timid and small from the opening moments, the surprise entirely minimal when their visitors put the outcome beyond doubt so quickly. Their tilt at Europe is fizzling out although that should not diminish the excellent work Marco Silva has done in ensuring they do not yo-yo down to the Championship yet again. They badly missed the suspended João Palhinha: he has now missed four games in all competitions this season and Fulham have lost all four, conceding 12 times. Fulham played a blinder in landing him from Sporting and their drop-off without him is a reminder that it will take some time for them to amass the depth of quality that will mitigate such absences. On Sunday they lacked and were unable to get any grip in midfield. At least their next four league games are against relegation contenders: if Palhinha returns with the influence he wielded previously, they can still lever themselves back into the top-six conversation. Nick AmesMatch report: Fulham 0-3 ArsenalMatch report: Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester CityMatch report: Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham ForestMatch report: Leeds United 2-2 Brighton Continue reading…

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