Football Season Guide



Antonee Robinson (def) Wigan; Anthony Knockaert (mid) Brighton – loan made permanent; Harrison Reed (mid) Southampton – loan made permanent; Mario Lemina (mid) Southampton – on loan; Fabri (gk) Mallorca – end of loan; Andre Zambo Anguissa (mid) Villarreal – end of loan; Jean Michael Seri (mid) Galatasaray – end of loan;


Alfie Mawson (sp) (def) Bristol City – on loan; Terence Kongolo (sp) (def) Huddersfield – end of loan; Harrison Reed (sp) (mid) Southampton – end of loan; Harry Arter (sp) (mid) Bournemouth – end of loan; Magnus Normann (gk) Carlisle United; Luca de la Torre (mid) Heracles; Jordan Archer (gk) released; Matt O'Riley (mid) released;

Fulham returned to the top flight straight away after suffering relegation 2 seasons ago. Coach Parker and his players performed at high level for most of last season and, despite having issues defensively, they scored many goals and in the end were able to go through the nightmare of the play-offs and get promoted. Striker Mitrovic was the top scorer of The Championship and all hopes up front seem to be linked to him right now. There hasn’t been any major departures in the off-season and, if anything, Fulham are looking stronger already. Signing of the useful full-back Robinson and making Knockaert’s move permanent can be seen as smart pieces of business for little money. Also both inner midfielders Anguissa and Serri were loaned out after the relegation due to their high wages, but they are back now and, if ready to stay, both should be playing important roles in the campaign to come. Fulham’s main strength is their attack with Mitrovic now 26-years-old and ready to have proper major impact in the Premier League. The Serbian is perfectly capable of 20+ goal season and all will depend on how good the service to him will be. Fulham continue to have unresolved issues defensively, though, and on top of that both goalkeepers used last term (Rodak and Bettinelli) prone to bad errors.


Hope to have learnt the mistakes from 2 years ago and should have enough quality to avoid immediate relegation. Top 10 finish seems unlikely, though.