2017–18 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham
2017–18 season
ChairmanShahid Khan
ManagerSlaviša Jokanović
StadiumCraven Cottage, Fulham
Championship3rd (promoted via play-offs)
FA CupThird Round
(lost to Southampton)
EFL CupSecond round
(lost to Bristol Rovers)
Top goalscorerLeague: Ryan Sessegnon (15)
All: Ryan Sessegnon (16)
Highest home attendance24,547 (vs Aston Villa, Championship, 17 February 2017)
Lowest home attendance6,243 (vs Bristol Rovers, Carabao Cup, 22 August 2017)
Average home league attendance19,896

The 2017–18 Fulham season was the club's 120th professional season and fourth consecutive in the EFL Championship after their relegation from the Premier League in the 2013–14 campaign. Fulham also competed in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. They were promoted to the Premier League on 26 May 2018, by winning 1–0 in the 2018 EFL Championship play-off Final against Aston Villa.[1] The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date Pos. Name Previous club Fee Source
3 July 2017 DF Spain Marcelo Djaló Spain Lugo Undisclosed [2]
7 July 2017 MF Belgium Ibrahima Cissé Belgium Standard Liège Undisclosed [3]
31 July 2017 FW France Aboubakar Kamara France Amiens SC Undisclosed [4]
17 August 2017 FW Portugal Rui Fonte Portugal Braga Undisclosed [5]
31 August 2017 FW France Yohan Mollo Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg Free [6]
31 January 2018 DF Republic of Ireland Cyrus Christie England Middlesbrough Undisclosed [7]

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos. Name Parent club End date Source
14 July 2017 FW Brazil Lucas Piazon England Chelsea 30 June 2018 [8]
25 July 2017 MF Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood England Brighton & Hove Albion 30 June 2018 [9]
27 July 2017 DF Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas England Chelsea 30 June 2018 [10]
16 August 2017 MF England Sheyi Ojo England Liverpool 30 June 2018 [11]
22 August 2017 DF Portugal Rafa Soares Portugal FC Porto 31 January 2018 [12]
31 August 2017 MF England Jordan Graham England Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 January 2018 [13][14]
22 January 2018 DF England Matt Targett England Southampton 30 June 2018 [15]
31 January 2018 FW Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović England Newcastle United 30 June 2018 [16]

Transfers out[edit]

Date Pos. Name Previous club Fee Source
26 May 2017 DF Australia Cameron Burgess England Scunthorpe United Undisclosed [17]
26 May 2017 MF England Larnell Cole England Tranmere Rovers Free [18][19]
26 May 2017 DF Scotland Jack Grimmer England Coventry City Free [18][20]
26 May 2017 GK England Josh Lukwata
Released
[18]
26 May 2017 MF England Scott Parker
Retired
[21]
26 May 2017 DF England Ryheem Sheckleford
Released
[18]
26 May 2017 MF England Josh Smile England Chippenham Town Free [18][22]
26 May 2017 GK Australia Jake Soutter
Released
[18]
26 May 2017 MF England Cassian Thomas
Released
[18]
26 May 2017 MF England Ryan Tunnicliffe England Millwall Free [18][23]
26 May 2017 FW England Josh Walker England Hendon Free [18]
4 July 2017 MF Spain Jozabed Spain Celta de Vigo Undisclosed [24]
5 July 2017 DF England Scott Malone England Huddersfield Town Undisclosed [25]
6 July 2017 DF England Richard Stearman England Sheffield United Undisclosed [26]
10 July 2017 GK Finland Jesse Joronen Denmark AC Horsens Free [27]
18 July 2017 MF Denmark Lasse Vigen Christensen Denmark Brøndby Undisclosed [28]
29 August 2017 FW Nigeria Sone Aluko England Reading Undisclosed [29]
31 August 2017 MF England Dennis Adeniran England Everton Undisclosed [30]
16 January 2018 DF Austria Michael Madl Austria Austria Wien Undisclosed [31]
19 January 2018 DF Iceland Ragnar Sigurðsson Russia Rostov Undisclosed [32]
25 January 2018 MF Poland Mikolaj Kwietniewski Poland Legia Warsaw Undisclosed [33]
30 January 2018 FW France Yohan Mollo
Released
[34]
22 February 2018 DF Republic of Ireland Sean Kavanagh Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers Undisclosed [35]

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To End date Source
3 August 2017 DF Iceland Ragnar Sigurðsson Russia Rubin Kazan 18 January 2018 [36]
17 August 2017 FW England Cauley Woodrow England Bristol City 30 June 2018 [37]
30 August 2017 GK Slovakia Marek Rodák England Rotherham United 30 June 2018 [38]
24 November 2017 MF England Isaac Pearce England Bath City 2 January 2018 [39]
31 January 2018 FW Wales George Williams Scotland St. Johnstone 30 June 2018 [40]
31 January 2018 FW England Stephen Humphrys England Rochdale 30 June 2018 [40]
31 January 2018 MF Estonia Mattias Kait Scotland Ross County 30 June 2018 [41]

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Fulham announced five pre-season friendlies against Piast Gliwice, FC Zlin,[42] Wolfsburg,[43] West Ham United and Darmstadt 98.[44]

A further friendly against Queens Park Rangers was played behind closed doors on the 12 July.[45]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Championship 3rd 5 August 2017
League Cup First round Second round 8 August 2017 22 August 2017
FA Cup Third round 6 January 2018 6 January 2018

Last updated: 14 October 2017
Source: Competitions

EFL Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C, P) 46 30 9 7 82 39 +43 99 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Cardiff City (P) 46 27 9 10 69 39 +30 90
3 Fulham (O, P) 46 25 13 8 79 46 +33 88 Qualification for Championship play-offs[a]
4 Aston Villa 46 24 11 11 72 42 +30 83
5 Middlesbrough 46 22 10 14 67 45 +22 76
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier League.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 25 13 8 79 46  +33 88 13 8 2 40 17  +23 12 5 6 39 29  +10

Last updated: 28 April 2018.
Source: Sky Sports

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAAHAHHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
ResultDDDLWDWLDWWDLDLLDWWLWLWWDWWWWWDWDWWWWDWWWWDWWL
Position1012151914121314141189111316161714121512121111121087655555444333323333
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[46][47]

Football League play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

In the FA Cup, Fulham entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home to Southampton.[48]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, Fulham drew Wycombe Wanderers in the first round.[49] The second round confirmed a home tie against Bristol Rovers.[50]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated 26 May 2018.
  • Players listed with no appearances have been in the matchday squad but only as unused substitutes.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship Play-offs EFL Cup FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Marcus Bettinelli 30 0 26+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF England Ryan Fredericks 48 0 44+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
3 DF England Ryan Sessegnon 52 16 45+1 15 3+0 1 0+2 0 1+0 0
4 DF Belgium Denis Odoi 42 3 30+7 1 3+0 1 1+0 1 1+0 0
6 MF Scotland Kevin McDonald 46 3 42+0 3 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
7 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Neeskens Kebano 29 3 10+16 3 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
8 MF Norway Stefan Johansen 49 8 43+2 8 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
9 FW Portugal Rui Fonte 28 3 16+11 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
10 MF Scotland Tom Cairney 37 6 30+4 5 3+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 FW Togo Floyd Ayité 29 4 23+5 4 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
13 DF United States Tim Ream 48 1 44+0 1 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
16 MF Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood (on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion) 41 5 22+14 5 0+3 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
19 MF England Sheyi Ojo (on loan from Liverpool) 24 4 18+4 4 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
20 FW Brazil Lucas Piazon (on loan from Chelsea) 27 6 16+8 5 0+1 0 1+0 1 1+0 0
21 DF England Matt Targett (on loan from Southampton) 21 1 17+1 1 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 DF Republic of Ireland Cyrus Christie 6 0 1+4 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 DF Spain Marcelo Djaló 4 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
26 DF Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas (on loan from Chelsea) 36 0 29+4 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
27 GK England David Button 21 0 20+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
32 FW Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović (on loan from Newcastle United) 20 12 15+2 12 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 MF England Matt O'Riley 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
36 MF United States Luca de la Torre 5 0 0+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 MF England Tayo Edun 4 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
43 DF England Steven Sessegnon 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
44 MF Belgium Ibrahima Cissé 8 0 2+4 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
46 GK England Magnus Norman 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
47 FW France Aboubakar Kamara 35 7 8+22 7 2+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
Out on loan
14 FW England Cauley Woodrow (on loan at Bristol City) 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
42 GK Slovakia Marek Rodák (on loan at Rotherham United) 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
Left during season
5 DF Portugal Rafa Soares (on loan from FC Porto) 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 DF Austria Michael Madl 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
17 MF England Jordan Graham (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 FW France Yohan Mollo 6 0 2+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 FW Nigeria Sone Aluko 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by squad number when total goals are equal.

Last updated 26 May 2018.
Rank No. Nationality Player Championship Play-offs EFL Cup FA Cup Total
1
3 England Ryan Sessegnon 15 1 0 0 16
2
32 Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović 12 0 0 0 12
3
8 Norway Stefan Johansen 8 0 0 0 8
4
47 France Aboubakar Kamara 7 0 0 0 7
5
10 Scotland Tom Cairney 5 1 0 0 6
6
16 Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood 5 0 0 0 5
20 Brazil Lucas Piazon 5 0 1 0 6
8
11 Togo Floyd Ayité 4 0 0 0 4
19 England Sheyi Ojo 4 0 0 0 4
10
4 Belgium Denis Odoi 1 1 1 0 3
6 Scotland Kevin McDonald 3 0 0 0 3
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo Neeskens Kebano 3 0 0 0 3
9 Portugal Rui Fonte 3 0 0 0 3
14
13 United States Tim Ream 1 0 0 0 1
21 England Matt Targett 1 0 0 0 1
Own goals 2 0 0 0 2
TOTALS 79 3 2 0 84

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number.

N P Nat. Name Championship EFL Cup FA Cup Total Notes
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 GK England Marcus Bettinelli 3 3
2 DF England Ryan Fredericks 9 9
3 DF England Ryan Sessegnon 2 2
4 DF Belgium Dennis Odoi 4 1 4 1
6 MF Scotland Kevin McDonald 9 9
7 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Neeskens Kebano 1 1
8 MF Norway Stefan Johansen 10 10
9 FW Portugal Rui Fonte 2 2
10 MF Scotland Tom Cairney 3 3
11 FW Togo Floyd Ayité 1 1
13 DF United States Tim Ream 1 1
16 MF England Oliver Norwood 6 6 (on loan from Brighton)
19 FW England Sheyi Ojo 3 3
20 FW Brazil Lucas Piazon (on loan from Chelsea)
26 DF England Matt Targett 1 1 (on loan from Southampton)
22 FW France Yohan Mollo 1 1
26 DF Czech Republic Tomáš Kalas 1 1 (on loan from Chelsea)
27 GK England David Button 2 2
32 FW Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović 2 2 (on loan from Newcastle)
47 FW France Aboubakar Kamara 3 1 3 1
Out on loan
14 FW England Cauley Woodrow 1 1 (on loan at Bristol City)
TOTALS 62 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 63 1 2

Last updated: 3 March 2018
Source: Sky Sports
Ordered by Red card, Second yellow card and Yellow card
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Suspensions[edit]

Player Date received Offence Length of suspension
Tomáš Kalas 12 August 2017 Red card vs Reading 1 match Leeds United (A) (Championship)
Dennis Odoi 2 December 2017 Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Brentford 1 match Birmingham City (H) (Championship)

Last updated: 13 September 2017.
Source: Football Association

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