Fulham has been relegated to the EFL Championship, after 1 season in the Premier
League. For the first time in the Premier League era, all the relegation places have been
confirmed with three games to go, with the Cottagers joining Sheffield United and West
Bromwich Albion as the clubs to drop into the Championship.
At one point it had looked as if Fulham were mounting a credible survival battle and
following a 1-0 victory away to Liverpool in early March, the club were level on points
with Brighton and Hove Albion in 17th and one behind Newcastle United in 16th.
The following run of four matches without defeat, whilst those above them were able
to pick up crucial victories, meant Fulham’s fate was sealed.
Having achieved just one win from their first nine matches in the league,
an immediate return to the second-tier looked likely for the 2019/20 play-off winners.
A Joe Bryan double secured a victory for Fulham against Brentford in last season’s final,
securing promotion at their first attempt.
The 2010 Europa League finalists were hoping to go one better than their previous
Premier League campaign, when they again suffered immediate relegation in 2018/19.
It is the second time Scott Parker has been relegated from the topflight with Fulham
as a manager. After being appointed originally on an interim basis,
the 40-year-old was handed the job on a permanent basis in the close season.