Fulham said goodbye to EPL

Fulham said goodbye to EPL

The London Fulham after 33 played matches in the English Premier League gained only 17 points and have been relegated to the Championship ahead of time. The team spent 100 million pounds in the summer transfer window.

In the 33rd round match Fulham met with the English cup semi-finalists and the contenders for the Europa League zone, Watford. The Hornets crushed Scott Parker’s team with a score of 1:4, which destroyed the Cottagers’ chances to survive this season following Huddersfield.

Last summer the London club conducted a massive transfer campaign. Such performers as Andre Schurrle, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Sergio Rico, Jean Michael Seri, Fosu-Mensah, Zambo Anguissa and others came to the team. Back then the club management spent more than 100 million pounds in a hope to remain in England’s top team.

Whereas quality defenders were absent in the team. Most of them came on loan, so did not have much stimulus to play. The only needed practice to return to their club. Such were Fosu-Mensah and Chambers and in the winter Nordtveit from Hoffenheim.

Three managers worked in the club during the course of the season. Slavisa Jokanovic began the season with the team, but after defeats and the biggest amount of conceded goals in the league, he was fired by the management. Claudio Ranieri was called upon to save the situation, hoping for his experience of work at Leicester. However, the winter transfers did not bear fruit. Babel and Lazar Markovic’s arrival did not help the defense. The team began scoring more, but nothing more. Defeats did not go anywhere from the Cottagers, having conceded 76 goals in 33 matches.

Ranieri left one a half months later and Scott Parker got the steering wheel of a car, falling down from a cliff. Fulham will hardly be able to return to the EPL in the nearest couple of seasons. The team will lose players on loan and will be left with nothing in the Championship. Those, who came on a permanent basis, like Seri, Rico and others, will go to more stable clubs and perspective boys like Sessegnon, having not made themselves a price in the EPL, will hope for a successful transfers and work of agents.