While some sections of Fulham supporters would have had reservations about the appointment of Marco Silva, the Portuguese has taken just six matches to eradicate each of those doubts.
Five successive wins in all competitions have generated nothing but positivity at Craven Cottage, club officials helping matters by bringing in Nathaniel Chalobah as a replacement for Andre-Frank Zambo-Anguissa.
The remainder of Fulham’s star men have all remained at the club, only increasing expectations regarding an immediate return to the Premier League.
Nevertheless, their 3-0 demolition of rivals Stoke City before the international break suggested that Fulham will relish the target which will be on their backs this season.
Despite the performances of Fabio Carvalho dominating the headlines, Aleksandar Mitrovic has already contributed four goals and two assists in the second tier.
On the back of shipping 10 goals in their last five games in all competitions, Blackpool boss Neil Critchley would have certainly preferred different opponents this weekend.
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That said, the comeback draw at Bournemouth is still relatively fresh in the memory, the performance giving reasons for supporters of the Tangerines to be optimistic about their future.
Another wave of new signings will need time to settle to life in the North-West, but Critchley can have no complaints regarding the options that he has at his disposal.
While Blackpool failed to record a point at home before the international break, their last league fixture at Bloomfield Road came back on August 17.