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Ivan Cavaleiro let Scott Parker down with his display against Southampton

Fulham were forced to settle for a point against Southampton on Boxing Day, with the game finishing as a 0-0 draw, but the Cottagers will surely see it as a missed opportunity to pick up all three points.

Whilst the visitors had two goals disallowed for offside in the second half, Scott Parker’s side created plenty of chances of their own but were unable to find a way past a resolute Saints defence.

One man who particularly disappointed with his performance was Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro.

The 27-year-old was deployed as a striker for the game against Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side but was unable to trouble Alex McCarthy in the Southampton goal, and was also very wasteful in possession.

Was Cavaleiro poor against Southampton?





As per SofaScore, the former Wolves man picked up a disappointing 6.3 rating for his display, with only Bobby DeCordova Reid and Ruben Loftus-Cheek earning lower of the Fulham players who started the game.

During the game, Cavaleiro was successful in just two of his six dribble attempts, whilst he also missed a great opportunity to give Fulham the lead in the second half but headed over from Antonee Robinson’s excellent cross.

He was also able to complete just 13/21 of his attempted passes, resulting in a disappointing pass accuracy rate of 62%.

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The winger, who earns £60k per week at Fulham, was wasteful when he received the ball in promising positions, as none of his six attempted crosses would find a Fulham shirt, whilst he also lost possession a remarkable 28 times during the 90 minutes.

It was clear that the Southampton defenders got the better of the 27-year-old during the game at Craven Cottage, as he was able to win just 10 of his 28 duels during the game.

With the Cottagers facing a tough run of games over the next month, with games against Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley, Chelsea and Manchester United to come, Parker will no doubt be disappointed that Cavaleiro, amongst others, failed to earn Fulham the win against Southampton on Boxing Day.

And, in other news… Fulham must avoid signing trouble-maker who’s flopped in the PL before in January

Article title: Ivan Cavaleiro let Scott Parker down with his display against Southampton

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