Parker issues Fulham challenge

22 November 2020 21:42:41 GMTPlus11

Fulham manager Scott Parker has urged his side to "embrace" the challenging run of fixtures which lay ahead of them in the Premier League.

The Cottagers host Carlo Ancelotti's Everton on Sunday before trips to strong Leicester City and Manchester City sides and a home tie with Liverpool on 12th December.

They have so far found their return to life in the Premier League a challenge, losing six of their opening eight assignments with their only points coming in a draw with Sheffield United and a win over West Brom.

Parker was in charge when Fulham got relegated from the top flight back in the 2018-19 season, finishing 19th with only 26 points, but the former West Ham midfielder oversaw their immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

And Park has called for his players to rise to the challenge of a tricky run of fixtures in what has been an unpredictable Premier League campaign.

Speaking for Sunday's contest, Parker said: "The fixtures coming up are big ones, tough ones – but after these five or six, we will go into another five or six and I will get asked the same question and you will get the same answer.

"We are eight games into the season, we have had some real challenges and tough games along the way – and that will be the same story throughout the season.

"I am looking forward to the big challenges in front of us, but as a team we need to rise to that and embrace that."

Meanwhile, Fulham are 4.20 to beat Everton, who are 1.80 to win, with the draw 3.80.

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