Three Players Fulham Should Keep Hold Of If They Get Promoted To The Premier League
After what was a disastrous start to the season – and I write that given the quality I believe their squad has – Fulham have more than got their act together now and at this very moment, are the best team in this league in my humble opinion.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s side should have been challenging for the title all season long but despite the manager’s whining about transfer policy, the fact is that he changed a successful system and played several players out of position too often in the first half of the campaign.
With that solved now, they are charging up the division and currently sit 4th, 7 points off automatic promotion and not entirely out of the fight for second place. Should they go up, there are several influential players without whom Fulham would be half the force they are, though going up could at least mean they won’t be poached:
After an unsuccessful bid from Newcastle a year ago Cairney has pledged his future to Fulham but will surely be tempted to go if another season goes by without promotion.
The attacking midfielder has genuine quality and is the type of player you cannot judge by stats. Visually, it’s obvious that he is a Premier League player and coaches at the top level know it. Keeping Cairney means a smooth transition to the top level.
Sessegnon could be the best forward player in the Premier League within two years, so we don’t even need to speak stats this time.
He is a stunning attacking player and will grace the top division for years to come. If Fulham don’t go up, then Liverpool and Tottenham among others will be circling round Craven Cottage again.
The centre-back is on another season-long loan from Chelsea and is consistently one of the club’s best individuals.
True, Fulham concede goals, but that is due to their attacking style and it emphasises the need for quality central defenders if anything. With chances in the Chelsea team surely hard to come by, he will be tempted to stay on permanently should the Cottagers go up.
Kalas is one of five or six individual players who are very important to Fulham’s success in this league. His pedigree suggests that he would be important for their step up to the big league.