After an EFL Cup trip to Brentford, the Cottagers next go to Wolves still in search of their first points of the season. Smith's side face the daunting challenge of Liverpool at Anfield next, however, the Villains will be buoyed by their positive start to the new Premier League campaign.
A professional away performance by the Villains sees them make it two wins from two with a 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage. The damage was done through Grealish and Hourihane's early goals, before Mings' sliding finish confirmed the three points. Fulham consistently looked to Mitrovic for a way back in to the game but lacked the quality to cause Villa too many problems from the wide areas.