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4 Reasons Why Fulham Can Beat The Drop

West Londoners Fulham Football Club have established themselves as permanent fixtures in the Premier League since their incredible rise from Division Three to the top flight was completed in 2001. However, recent developments at the club suggest that status is in serious jeopardy. Despite all the doom and gloom there are still plenty of reasons for optimism. So, why should loyal Fulham fans postpone plans for away trips to places like Doncaster, Derby and Middlesbrough next season? Here are five reasons why:

1)      Experience

Fulham have a wealth of season campaigners who have plied their trade in the Premier League such as John Arne Riise, Philippe Senderos, Steve Sidwell, Dimitar Berbatov and Damien Duff. In Martiin Stekelenburg they have top-class goalkeeper who has played with major clubs such as Ajax and AS Roma. They have never fully recovered from the loss of key players like Clint Dempsey and Mousa Dembele but have enough talent and know how remaining to avoid relegation.

2)      Statistics

Trends in the Premier League over the last 20 years have shown that the probability of new-promoted teams being relegated back to the Championship is much higher than any current Premier League side. The stats are very encouraging for Fulham to maintain their top flight status.

3)      Loyal fans

Fulham enjoy huge vocal support from fans both home and away from Craven Cottage despite the relatively small size of the ground. This can sometimes be an advantage as the crowd are closer to the pitch which can make it more intimidating for the opposition and can give them a slight advantage.

4)      Shahid Kahn

The rather unorthodox and somewhat flamboyant chairman has a burning ambition and desire for the club to succeed and this passion may encourage him to make transfer funds available in the January transfer window to bring in some useful additions to the squad to further bolster their chances of staying up.