Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide – Fulham

Your complete guide to the cottagers' players, formation and chances in the new season

HOME GROUND: Craven Cottage

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MANAGER: Martin Jol

 

LAST SEASON STATS

PREMIER LEAGUE: 9TH

FA CUP: 4th Round

LEAGUE CUP: 3rd Round

TOP SCORER (All comps): Clint Dempsey, 23 

STAR MAN: MOUSSA DEMBELE

Dembele brings much-needed magic to this Fulham line-up – they’ll need his mazy runs and classy passing more than ever with Danny Murphy quitting for Blackburn

NEW HIT: MLADEN PETRIC

Hugo Rodallega’s arrival grabbed the headlines, but Petric has been rattling in the goals in pre-season. His acrobatic finishing could be key at The Cottage this season

SUMMER TRANSFERS

IN: Hugo Rodallega (Wigan, free), Mladen Petric (Hamburg, free), George Williams (MK Dons, free), Sascha Riether (Cologne, loan)

OUT: Dickson Etuhu (Blackburn, £1.5 million), Marcel Gecov (AA Gent, £500,000), Andrew Johnson (QPR, free), Danny Murphy (Blackburn, free), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading, free), Bjorn Helge Riise (released), Orlando Sa (released)

STRONGEST LINE-UP

[[GK] SCHWARZER
[RB] RIETHER
[CB] HUGHES
[CB] HANGELAND
[LB] RIISE
[RW] DUFF
[CMF] DEMBELE
[CMF] DIARRA
[LW] RUIZ
[SS] DEMPSEY
[CF] PETRIC

4-4-1-1

Style: Attacking – direct passing on the break.

TOP THREE TWITTER STARS

1 CLINT DEMPSEY –  137,376 followers

2 Neil Etheridge – 100,411 followers

3 John Arne Riise -55,703 followers

RATINGS

DEFENCE: 5

MIDFIELD: 5

ATTACK: 6

OVERALL: 6

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