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Fulham dealt ruthless reminder of why their last Premier League campaign went so wrong

Fulham dealt ruthless reminder of why their last Premier League campaign went so wrong in 3-0 thumping by Arsenal… Scott Parker’s side must adapt quickly to survive the top flight this time round

Welcome back to the Premier League, Fulham. Thumped 3-0 to Arsenal, the newly-promoted side were dealt a ruthless reminder of exactly why it all went so horrible wrong the last time they were in the topflight.

It won’t always be this brutal, despite the loss the Cottagers offered enough promise to suggest it won’t always be this bad.

Credit to Scott Parker’s side, they stuck to their passing principles on their big return. Their philosophy is clear: hard work, passing and possession.

Fulham were dealt a ruthless reminder of exactly why it all went so horrible wrong last time

Credit to Scott Parker’s side, they stuck to their passing principles on their big return

Credit to Scott Parker’s side, they stuck to their passing principles on their big return

But the seismic gap in quality between Championship and Premier League football is just as glaringly obvious.

Fulham started with 10 of the team that started the play-off final…