Fulham travel to Leicester City on Monday night hoping to pick up their first three away points of the season and although he has now served his suspension, Scott Parker must omit Aboubakar Kamara from his squad.
The French striker was sent off in Fulham’s 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace earlier this season but is available for selection against the Foxes on Monday.
However, Parker must send a message to the attacker by omitting him from his squad for the Premier League fixture, as he has proved he is unreliable on too many occasions now.
Since joining from Amiens SC in 2017, the 25-year-old has made 86 appearances for the Cottagers, in which he has contributed 17 goals and six assists (per Transfermarkt).
He has been sent off four times in his career, with two of those coming at Fulham, which is a poor disciplinary record for someone who really shouldn’t be making too many tackles as an attacker.
In January of last year, the forward was arrested after an incident at Motspur Park, after he travelled to the training ground hoping to discuss his future with the club after he was dropped to the U23s (per The Guardian).
The forward was also criticised by former manager Claudio Ranieri in 2018 after he stopped designated penalty taker Aleksandar Mitrovic from taking a penalty in the 1-0 win against Huddersfield Town, which he then missed (per BBC Sport).
Ranieri suggested that:
“I said to Aboubakar Kamara to leave the ball to Aleksandar Mitrovic, he is the man who shoots the penalties. It is unbelievable, he did not respect me, the club, the team and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right.
“I wanted to kill him, that is normal when one man takes a ball, only because he scored the last penalty (against Manchester United). It should be Mitrovic. That is it.” (per Evening Standard)
Therefore, Kamara has clearly caused a lot of trouble at Fulham in recent seasons and considering he has contributed no goals in five Premier League appearances this season, averaging a shocking 5.77 rating (per WhoScored), Parker should omit him from Monday’s squad and consider selling him permanently in January.