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Fulham – Season Preview 2019/20

08 August 2019 | Championship | Insight
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Fulham – Season Preview 2019/20
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Fulham’s return to the Premier League was short lived and they find themselves back in the Championship after just one season in England’s top-flight.

The club had three different managers over the course of the last campaign; underlining their struggles both on and off the pitch.

Despite last season’s disappointments, The Cottagers have a strong squad that is likely to challenge for promotion again this time around.

Last season

Fulham endured a season to forget as they finished second from bottom in the Premier League and ten points from safety.

The club acquired a number of high-profile players in the summer transfer window however the team failed to gel.

Slavisa Jokanovic was sacked in November and was replaced by the Claudio Ranieri. The experienced Italian lasted just 106 days as former Fulham player Scott Parker was tasked with trying to the club in the top flight.

Despite winning three of their last five matches, the damage was already done and Fulham returned to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Next season

Fulham will be looking for stability this season. The club lost 26 of their 38 league matches last term and a record like this simply isn’t good enough.

The team also won just one away match throughout the 2018/19 campaign and Scott Parker must address this issue.

With many of Fulham’s highly-paid loan players returning to their parent clubs, the team should be able to settle far more comfortably than last season.

One player that has remained with the club is star striker Aleksandr Mitrovic. The giant Serbian has recently committed his future to Fulham by signing a new five-year contract.

The 24-year-old was part of the side that was promoted to the Premier League in 2018 and his experience at this level will be vital.

If Mitrovic can live up to the bookies’ expectations of being the favorite to finish the season as the Championship’s top scorer, Fulham stand a fantastic chance of returning to the Premier League at the first available opportunity.

Players in

  • Anthony Knockaert - Loan from Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Ivan Cavaleiro - Loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers

Players out

  • Ryan Babel - Free to Galatasary
  • Jean Michael Seri - Loan to Galatasary
  • Andre Zambo Anguissa - Loan to Villarreal
  • Lazar Markovic - Released
  • Berti Schotterl - Released
  • Luciano Vietto - End of loan from Atletico Madrid
  • Sergio Rico - End of loan from Sevilla
  • Andre Schurrle - End of loan from Borussia Dortmund
  • Harvard Nordtveit - End of loan from TSG Hoffenheim

Predicted league finish

The predicted league finish for Fulham is 2nd. Their squad is still packed with Premier League quality and Fulham are definitely capable of finishing in the automatic promotion places come the end of the season.

Predictions for Championship

Home team - Away team Forebet
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BrentfordFulham
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FulhamCardiff City
30/07/2020 19:45
X
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BrentfordSwansea City
29/07/2020 19:45
2
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Cardiff CityFulham
27/07/2020 19:45
X

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WS Wanderers
Perth Glory

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Championship Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Leeds United 93 46 28 9 9 77 35 42
2. West Bromwich 83 46 22 17 7 77 45 32
3. Brentford 81 46 24 9 13 80 38 42
4. Fulham 81 46 23 12 11 64 48 16
5. Cardiff City 73 46 19 16 11 68 58 10
6. Swansea City 70 46 18 16 12 62 53 9
7. Nottingham Forest 70 46 18 16 12 58 50 8
8. Millwall 68 46 17 17 12 57 51 6
9. Preston North End 66 46 18 12 16 59 54 5
10. Derby County 64 46 17 13 16 62 64 -2
11. Blackburn Rovers 63 46 17 12 17 66 63 3
12. Bristol City 63 46 17 12 17 60 65 -5
13. QPR 58 46 16 10 20 67 76 -9
14. Reading 56 46 15 11 20 59 58 1
15. Stoke City 56 46 16 8 22 62 68 -6
16. Sheffield Wednesday 56 46 15 11 20 58 66 -8
17. Middlesbrough 53 46 13 14 19 48 61 -13
18. Huddersfield 51 46 13 12 21 52 70 -18
19. Luton Town 51 46 14 9 23 54 82 -28
20. Birmingham City 50 46 12 14 20 54 75 -21
21. Barnsley 49 46 12 13 21 49 69 -20
22. Charlton Athletic 48 46 12 12 22 50 65 -15
23. Wigan Athletic 47 46 15 14 17 57 56 1
24. Hull City 45 46 12 9 25 57 87 -30

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