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How could Fulham go down with Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele in the team? Slavisa Jokanovic responds to the number one question

Whites head coach reacts to notion Whites are too good to go down with two of the hottest scoring talents in football  - never mind the Championship

Hitmen: Moussa Dembele (L) and Ross McCormack

The hottest debate among Fulham fans is how can the club be in with a shout of relegation - make that wail of anguish - when two of their finest have scored 35 out of 57 goals?

Only Burnley at the top of the Championship tree have scored more this season – and even then just four more.

Ross McCormack (21) and Moussa Dembele (14) comfortably make the top 11 on the Championship scoring charts, with Mac the Attack just behind Burnley’s Andre Gray in top spot.

But next Saturday, they could be in the bottom three if Fulham lose a six-pointer to MK Dons in the last drop spot.

None of that cuts any ice with Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic.

He says he would be happy to swap fewer goals from the prodigious pair for a brick wall in defence.

“Fulham have two important players, but it’s a team sport,” he said.

“It would be a problem for them too if we started with nine players – and two short at the back.

“I don’t expect one or two players are going to fix the situation. It needs everybody.

“Everybody knows Moussa and Ross are quality players, but the goals they scored haven’t made an easier situation for us.

“We need a nice balance. Maybe if we score fewer, we can concede fewer.”

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