On Saturday afternoon, around nine miles away from Craven Cottage in the English capital, the inevitable happened as Huddersfield Town were relegated from the Premier League.
It's been an uphill battle for the Terriers throughout the campaign so far, with it ultimately proving to be a lack of quality throughout the squad that lead to their downfall. From the minute they won promotion to the top flight they were punching well above their weight, not quite having the resources to compete for a second straight season.
Despite their struggles and the fact they have equalled Derby County’s unwanted record of having the joint-earliest confirmed relegation in Premier League history, it could certainly be argued that one team have had an even worse campaign.
The points tally might not reflect that fact, but the circumstances surrounding Fulham’s campaign make it a far more bitter pill to swallow.
There was a far greater level of expectancy at Craven Cottage, arriving via a summer in which they spent over £100m on what they saw as improving the squad of players that had won promotion from the Championship.
Included in that spending was a £27m move for Nice’s Jean Michel-Seri and a £22m deal for Marseille’s Andre Zambo Anguissa, neither of which have been successful investments for the club.
After three managers, 32 games and 72 goals conceded, Fulham’s fate could finally be sealed this week as they face Watford away from home on Tuesday night and Everton at Craven Cottage on Saturday. It's entirely deserved if they do, with the Cottagers ultimately being the makers of their own downfall.