Fulham FC: Season 2020/21 FFP assessment

This article relates to the recent publication of Group accounts for Fulham FC covering the 2020/21 season, the most recent unsuccessful premier league campaign.

The purpose of this article is to specifically consider the question of whether Fulham were compliant with Financial Fair Play (FFP) at the end of that season?

Who do Fulham Need To Sell? A Financial Analysis

In order to work out who Fulham might need to sell this summer, we need to know how much money they can afford to lose in the coming season. We can get a clue regarding how Fulham might perform financially next season by looking at the 2019/20 promotion campaign as a template. I previously estimatedContinue reading “Who do Fulham Need To Sell? A Financial Analysis”

Why Fulham’s FFP Position For This Season Might Be Better Than You Think…

This post is a follow-up to the one last week which set out my assessment of Fulham’s position against Financial Fair Play (FFP limits) as at the end of the 2019/20 season. This was based on the financial statements which were published early last month. This post will also go hand in hand with aContinue reading “Why Fulham’s FFP Position For This Season Might Be Better Than You Think…”

Fulham and Financial Fair Play

This is the first of a series of posts about the financial position at Fulham. It is prompted by the recent publication of the accounts for Fulham Football Leisure Ltd which cover the period up to the end of the successful 19/20 Championship promotion campaign. This post is focused on whether Fulham were compliant withContinue reading “Fulham and Financial Fair Play”

Case File Update: Fulham FC and the Missing Goals

Last month, I wrote an article exploring Fulham’s under performance of their Expected Goals (xG) stats. In that article, written after Fulham’s 18th game of the season (vs Manchester Utd), we noted that Fulham had only scored 75% of the goals expected by the Statsbomb xG model. Many commentators, including Scott Parker himself, have noticedContinue reading “Case File Update: Fulham FC and the Missing Goals”

The Case of the Fulham FC and the Missing Goals

Fulham have struggled for goals this season, with just 15 scored in the league so far (writing after the Man Utd game). This puts them tied with West Brom for 17th in the goal scoring charts and indeed only Burnley and Sheffield United have scored fewer. But the stats suggest Fulham should be doing much betterContinue reading “The Case of the Fulham FC and the Missing Goals”

Great Expectations – What Expected Goal Models Tell Us About Fulham and Their Season So Far

This article discusses the statistical performance of Fulham Football Club during the 20/21 Premier League season. It is being written in the run up to Christmas and looks at data up until the end of Gameweek 14 of the season (Fulham have just played Newcastle). I will look at measures of: Expected Goals (a modelledContinue reading “Great Expectations – What Expected Goal Models Tell Us About Fulham and Their Season So Far”

November: The State of Play (Defence)

This is the second ‘State of Play’ (SoP) update I have written about the Fulham defence. In the last one which was produced as at the end of gameweek 3, there were a lot of problems facing Fulham defensively: Fulham had lost all three matches, They were conceding an average of 3.33 goals per gameContinue reading “November: The State of Play (Defence)”

Right Wing: Fulham’s new problem position

Following the closure of the transfer window, it seems Fulham have now strengthened in a number of areas which were previously considered weak-spots (e.g. full-back, centre-back). One area which has not obviously been strengthened is right-wing, it is a position with no shortage of candidates, but the available players are mostly either those who didContinue reading “Right Wing: Fulham’s new problem position”