Fulham finished top of the Championship with two points separating them from second-place Bournemouth.
This means that Fulham are back in the Premier League yet again, but will have to replicate something similar to this season in the Championship in order to stay in the top flight and avoid the drop, which has become a pattern for The Cottagers.
This pattern was first seen, less frequently, when Fulham were first relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/14 season, where The Cottagers then spent four seasons in the Championship. The first two seasons back in the second tier were tough, with a 20th and 17th place finish, but a third-place finish and a Play-off win against Aston Villa secured promotion.
The next four seasons were a rollercoaster with two promotions and two relegations, The Cottagers dominating the Championship but finishing 18th and 19th in the Premier League.
However, with the form Fulham were in this season as champions, The Cottagers look more and more likely to change their pattern. Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a record 43 goals in 44 games, as The Cottagers racked up a +63 goal difference, 28 higher than the next closest, Bournemouth. Fulham was also home to the player with the most assists in the Championship as Harry Wilson registered 19 assists in 41 games.
Fulham only lost ten games last season, drawing nine and winning 27, the most in the league. Marco Silva’s team also went on the longest winning run in the Championship last season, winning seven games on the bounce.
Fulham were responsible for both the biggest home and away wins of the season, as they beat Luton Town 7 - 0 at Craven Cottage and Blackburn Rovers were beaten 7 - 0 at Ewood Park. The Cottagers were also a part of two of the three top-scoring games of the season with two 6 - 2 wins over Bristol City and Birmingham City.
Overall, if Fulham can spark a goal-scoring frenzy in the Premier League like they did in the Championship, along with a somewhat consistent defence, safety could be a real possibility.