Fulham finished the championship at the third spot, securing a promotion by beating Aston Villa but were by far the team with the best attack in the championship and their attacking flair can land a surprise for many teams in the Premier League. The Cottagers finished their championship season with 79 goals only behind the winners Wolverhampton with 81. Jokanovic’s team produced 60 goals from open play which is 10 goals more than any teams it’s a testament to the attacking threat they bring up the field and also shows that they don’t depend on set pieces and their opposition managers need to focus to counter their forward thinking fullbacks.
On my 18th birthday a mate bought me this cigar and bottle of wild turkey. He said I wasn’t allowed to touch either until fulham were promoted…that day has finally come😂⚪⚫❤ pic.twitter.com/gaGnAQH18u
— Jarrad Nance (@JarradHD) May 26, 2018
Players to watch out for:
Ryan Fredericks: Fulham’s right back was a key source of creativity up the pitch and will be key to Fulham’s run in the premier league. With seven assists and 20 chances created, he had more crosses than any of his teammates and was also the club’s most successful tackler which makes him a force to be reckoned with.
The 18-year-old youngster has shown us that he is one among the most promising aspects of Europe and his consistent show in the championship run showed us that he’s arrived at the big stage. With 15 goals, and 8 assists he was arguably Fulham’s greatest asset if they manage to keep hold of him. A move into attack changed the youngster’s fortunes. He started off the season as a left back and was later shifted to the left of midfield in a 4-3-3 formation, midway through the season and thus astonishingly, 50 of his 56 shots were from outside the box.
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Playing at central midfield, Stefan’s creativity played a major part in creating flair that Fulham offers going forward. With 8 goals and 9 assists only Sessegnon created more chances that Johansson and being the clubs major set-piece taker, he has created more chances than any other player in the team-92.
Since arriving from Newcastle in the January break, the target man has played his role in Fulham’s promotion with 12 goals from 20 games, averaging a goal approximately every 20 minutes. If he makes his move permanent he will be an important asset to the craven cottage come next season.