Denis Odoi believes that teams may have started to figure out the way Fulham like to play football, but insists that is no excuse for their poor form.
Slavisa Jokanovic's side headed into the international break without a win in five games, a run that included three losses and two draws, conceding nine and scoring just four.
It hasn't been the season anyone associated with the club was hoping for, and instead of promotion, talk has now turned to what exactly is going wrong with one of the early favourites.
Odoi has his own view, and he thinks that other teams are now finding out how to play against his side, but he will not use that as an excuse for not being at the same level as last season.
He said: "Everybody wants to always play their best, we wanted to play an even better season than last year but other teams have maybe adapted themselves to our kind of play.
"Last year it was fairly new, because the gaffer wasn't there for long and was in a battle against relegation, maybe now they know more about our way of playing but that shouldn't be an excuse.
"We're just not on the same level, our passing game isn't up to the same level, attacking-wise we aren't at the same level and defensively it's too easy."
Fulham are back in league action on Saturday against Derby County after the international break, and Odoi reckons it could've come at the right time for the side.
He added: "I think maybe yes, because obviously the morale isn't too high and we've had two weeks to reflect on the situation and try and solve the problem and have a new go in November and start it with a positive note."