I'm not going to get carried away. This was Fulham, the club that bettors think most likely to be relegated. The Cottagers were flat and lacked a cutting edge; their defense was not well organized. But it was a comfortable win. Laca, Auba, and new boy Gabriel scored. Willian got two assists. Everyone played well. Elneny and Holding got a run-out and performed. Leno was called upon to save a goal early. And most important, we got three points.
Everyone knew we'd desperately want six points from the first two games, and would have expected us to get them. There's a run of tough games after that. Let's see where we are mid-October.
Martinez looks to be leaving. 20M pounds is fair, and he'll be making a lot more playing for Villa. Good luck to him.