Many a pundit tipped the West London outfit to struggle this term following the departure last April of Jean Tigana and appointment of rookie boss Chris Coleman. But the players have responded to the manner and methods of the former Welsh international and David pinpoints a talented midfield group as key to their success.
"They've done very well and beaten the odds so far," reflected the acting boss. "They are very talented in midfield, from Malbranque to Boa Morte, they have all performed well.
"In the middle, Davis is solid, Clark is a very, very good footballer and Legwinski is the base of that group who can all attack."
David went on to recall the performance of a Spurs fan who was particularly influential when Fulham travelled to the Lane in August and emerged with the three points.
"Barry Hayles was outstanding at Tottenham this season and is a Tottenham supporter," he added of the striker who netted twice on the day before being replaced by the now departed Louis Saha. "He did well at Stevenage when various people from Luton, my club at the time, went over to have a look at him.
"He drifted off to Bristol Rovers and has done really, really well.
"Looking at him at Tottenham that day, one wondered about Saha. Now he has gone, they've got the money in the bank and it will be interesting to see if they do anything prior to our game with them on Saturday."
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David Pleat says Fulham have 'beaten the odds' so far this season with their impressive displays and healthy Premiership position.