Club guide: Fulham

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Title: 1,000-1 Relegation: 7-1 Sack Race: 16-1



J Greening (West Bromwich Albion, undisclosed), P Senderos (Arsenal, free)

total spent: £0m


C Smalling (Manchester United, £10m), C Buchtmann (Cologne, undisclosed), W Brown (Bristol Rovers, free), E Nevland (Viking, free), E Omosuzi (Leyton Orient, free), S Payne (Gillingham, free)

total made: £10m

Player to watch

Bobby Zamora. A full international now, can he take confidence from his Wembley appearance and finally fulfil his promise?

Squad worries

New signing Philippe Senderos is already out for some months – which makes it imperative to keep Brede Hangeland.

Manager speak

Mark Hughes. Something to prove, especially to Manchester City, and capable of doing it in a saner environment. Will benefit from lower expectations and profile.

Story of the summer

Woy’s Boys are no more. Following Hodgson’s departure, the silver-haired Hughes is in, much to chairman Mohamed al-Fayed’s delight.

Last season 12th

Suffered from impressive run to Europa League final.

This season 9th

Without European distraction, can regain League ground.