Last season: 12th in the Premier League
Last season was a historic one for Fulham in which they reached the final of the Europa league only to lose in extra-time to Atletico Madrid.
This is a remarkable achievement when you consider that just 13 years ago they were playing in the fourth-tier of English football.
A lot of this success is as a result of Mohammed Al Fayed's investment in the club, but they will surely miss the managerial ability of Roy Hodgson, who left the club to take over at Liverpool.
His replacement Mark Hughes will be out to prove that Manchester City made a mistake when they let him go.
Chris Smalling has left to join Manchester United and he has been replaced by Phileppe Senderos, formerly of Arsenal. Hughes has inherited a talented squad including Brad Hangeland and captain Danny Murphy.
Midfielder Zoltan Gera (pictured) provides the creative spark and Hughes will be keen to ensure that the Hungarian remains at the club.
If Hughes can hang on to his best players then Fulham will be fine and could surpise people, especially without the distraction of Europe this year. However, if he loses one or two key players, either to injury or transfer, then Fulham could well see themselves being dragged into a relegation battle.