• Aston Villa delivered a 3-0 drubbing of Fulham in their recent Premier League matchup 
  • The trio of Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and Tyrone Mings stepped up for the Lions
  • Fulham chief Tony Khan apologized for his team’s current state

Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan apologized to the club’s fans after a rough start in the Premier League. Fulham suffered a 3-0 loss against Aston Villa in their latest matchup.

"I promise players in and better efforts from this squad," Khan tweeted.

Aston Villa took advantage of Fulham’s defense as the trio of Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and Tyrone Mings scored for the Lions.

The Fulham chief explained that they’ve looked to add more center backs since their stay at Wembley Stadium.

"I'm sorry we haven't [signed any] yet as two got COVID, we lost a free we thought was close and had another issue with a fourth center-back," Khan continued.

"I should and will apologize repeatedly for that performance. I'm sorry everybody. We all need to do a better job," he wrote in a follow-up tweet.

The latest match opened with Grealish netting a goal as early as the fourth minute of the matchup. The defense of Fulham was exposed as Hourihane immediately followed with a goal of his own in the 15th minute.

"Everyone at the club for the past year worked really hard to get the team up and now we need to work significantly harder to stay up. I promise better efforts than today," Khan continued.

In the current Premier League standings, Aston Villa sits at fourth place after winning both games it has played so far.

"We can keep working and try to improve but I think it's clear to everyone what we need to do. Whether that's on the training ground or in the market, that's what we're going to do," Khan told BBC Sport.

Khan also said that the team sat down with the people of his organization to discuss their plans moving forward.

"It's going to be a tough year, we're going to face a tough challenge and we need to work out if we want to compete in this league or just be a passenger," the Fulham chief quipped.

Fulham is currently at the bottom of the Premier League table, having lost all three matches of the season. The club's next confirmed game will be against the Wolves on Oct. 4 at Molineux Stadium.

Tony Khan
Tony Khan, founder of AEW and son of the Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, waits on the field before their game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Texas, Dec. 28, 2014. Scott Halleran/Getty Images