I respect his work overall but I think he's off with that prediction.
We have the benefit of a relatively settled side (ten returning players plus Richarlison), with the potential to add more creativity (Bernard for a midfielder) and more defensive quality and an extra set piece threat (Mina for Holgate/Keane) with a couple of small changes.
Fulham have only a handful of returning starters -- Cairney, Sessengnon, Mitrovic, and sometimes Christie or Kamara. That means they need a lot of new faces to perform right away. Jokanovic might eventually mold them into an effective unit but I think they're going to drop a lot of points while they find the right mix.
I'm not sure who else is going to emerge out of the mid-table pack but for right now, I'd argue that Leicester is a stronger challenger for 7th than Fulham.
I agree, question marks over Puel tho?
Think ted is discounting Bernard due to Ukraine, discounting Everton because most of our signings aren’t stats-bod-approved e.g digne, zouma, Tosun, Walcott, Sigurdsson and finally overweighting the stats-bod approved players at Fulham - mitro, sessegnon and serri.
Does make me doubt my confidence a little bit as there’s not a lot of people out there shouting about us which is understandable. Hoping Mina and Bernard can shock a few and Silva has more to him than we’ve seen at Watford and Hull.