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Fulham: Bobby Decordova-Reid was awful in defeat to Burnley

Fulham were relegated back to the Championship on Monday night as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Burnley at Craven Cottage.

First half goals from Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood were enough to seal the three points for the Clarets, which ensures that Scott Parker’s side will be playing in the second tier once again next season.

There were plenty of poor performers on the night but perhaps none more so than Bobby Decordova-Reid, who struggled to get involved and regularly wasted the ball on the few occasions that he had it.

As per SofaScore, the 28-year-old earned a lowly 6.1/10 rating for his performance, which was comfortably the worst of any player who featured from both teams.

During his time on the pitch, the former Cardiff City man had 27 touches of the ball and completed just 10 passes, which was the least of any Fulham player who started the game, including goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who completed 20 passes on the night (SofaScore).

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The forward was clearly not up for the fight, as he won just two of his eight duels during the game, whilst he also lost possession on 12 occasions despite being involved so little in Fulham’s attacking play. Decordova-Reid also failed to register a single shot, successful dribble or cross during the game, so it was no surprise to see him axed by Scott Parker with 66 minutes on the clock (SofaScore).

Considering that the 28-year-old has averaged 21.8 passes per game in the Premier League this season, it was clear that he was nowhere near his best on Monday night, and he arguably let Parker down when the manager needed him most.

The 40-year-old spoke in January about the attacker’s qualities and claimed that Decordova-Reid would be “very important” for Fulham if they were going to avoid relegation this season, but since then he has managed just one goal and no assists.

Therefore, you could definitely argue that Decordova-Reid has let Parker down with some recent displays and he was nowhere near good enough again on Monday night.

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Article title: Fulham: Bobby Decordova-Reid was awful in defeat to Burnley

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