In terms of finance, size and overall profile, Fulham are some way behind all of the other London clubs in the Premier League but none of the other London clubs impressed as much as Fulham did last season, the prime factor being the excellent work done by Manager, Roy Hodgson.
Hodgson arrived at Fulham to find a club in turmoil and almost certainly facing relegation to the Championship, but since taking over he has masterminded a turnaround at the club and last season they produced a level of consistency of performance that made them hard to beat and gave them their highest ever placing in the Premier League.
Fulham go into this season with the added bonus of European football and that should serve to be a tremendous experience for them given the proven versatility and experience of Hodgson with his past record for clubs throughout Europe.
Fulham’s key strengths last season were being defensively well organised and solid as a team which made them hard to break down and gave a platform to achieve positive results. We expect Fulham to have exactly the same approach this season.
Fulham’s squad does look thin at present and we assume that Roy Hodgson is working on adding to the squad. Given his shrewdness in the transfer market, we would expect Fulham to at least consolidate themselves in the top 10 in the Premier League again and if they achieve that it would be another tremendous season.
PREDICTED LEAGUE POSITION:- 9th