Fulham promoted to Premier League after one season in Championship
344 days after Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League, the Cottagers regained top spot in English football with a 3-0 victory over Preston North End on Tuesday.
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Aleksandar Mitrovic scored two more goals and Fabio Carvalho also netted in the win, which also marks Marco Silva’s return to the Premier League.
Mitrovic has once again proven he is a difference maker superstar in the EFL Championship, rewriting a record that was only updated last year. The 27-year-old Serb’s 40 goals (with four games to go) is already seven more than Brentford striker Ivan Toney last season while leading the Bees to promotion via the playoffs. He also has seven assists.
In two and a half league seasons for Fulham, Mitrovic scored 78 goals in 96 games. In two Premier League seasons, he scored 14 goals in 64 appearances.
Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson has also played both set-up man and goalscorer, scoring 10 goals (the only other Cottager to hit double figures so far) and assisting 14 others. Wilson will officially join Fulham on a permanent basis this summer, as per the loan agreement.
USMNT left-back Antonee Robinson stayed at Fulham after last season’s relegation, took his starting spot by making 31 of 41 starts so far and earned the right to be called up. a Premier League player again.
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Fulham’s latest promotion, under former Watford and Everton manager Marco Silva, officially seals their status as a modern-day yo-yo club, as each of their last five seasons has resulted in promotion winning in the Premier League (2018, 2020 and 2022), or being relegated to the Championship (2019 and 2021).
The main difference with this promotion is the dominance with which Fulham have taken the Second Division this season. The Cottagers’ lead over second-placed Bournemouth is nine points, with the Cherries now having played one less game. Barring an unfathomable collapse after reaching objective no. 1, Fulham will finish second division champions for the first time since 2001.