Quick summary post. Following their defeat against West Ham (coyi) yesterday a lot was made of it being Fulham’s fifth straight Premiership defeat. This rally isn’t that rare of a feat. In the last thirteen Premiership seasons a total of 52 teams have lost at least five games in a row.
This is a summary table of those teams, along with their final league position that season:
So we have a mix. Of the 52, 24 teams were relegated, 36 teams finished the season in 15th position or lower, and five ended the season in the top half of the table.
Look, Fulham are a truly terrible team and probably will be relegated. However, that’s because they’re historically terrible at controlling where the ball is on the pitch, which is a far greater predictor of which teams will be relegated than losing five league games in a row.