Yet Another 2010/2011 Premier League Preview: Fulham

Fulham

Roy Hodgson gave Fulham an unforgettable journey to the Europa League final last season and with his departure to Liverpool, it is quite plausible that it will always be the highest peak that the Cottagers (schoolboy chuckle) will ever reach.

The Manager – Mark Hughes

On the other hand, it is also possible that new boss Mark Hughes could use Mohammed Al Fayed’s millions to propel Fulham into the upper echelons of the league. After all, with Manchester City’s billions he achieved… middle table security? It is perhaps unfair to judge Hughes by his time at Eastlands as his record at Blackburn proves, he is more than capable of working on a tighter budget.

Strengths

Clint Dempsey is a scintillating midfielder and the emergence of Bobby Zamora as someone who is no longer the default punchline for someone who is a crap striker, rather a genuine contender for a place in Fabio Capello’s England squad add a real attacking option to Fulham’s already solid backline.

Weaknesses

Finished 12th in the league last season, although their exploits on the continent could be much to blame for this. Regardless, they need to improve dramatically to stay in contention for European spots.

Did you know?

Zoltan Gera works part-time as a fairground crystal ball gazer and was largely ignored on an international medium stage, despite predicting the results of the 2010 World Cup 35% accurately. Something about a psychic squid or something?

Best Chant

That Boy Clint Dempsey

Prediction

Mid-table aficionado Mark Hughes should deliver more of the same for the Whites this season.

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