Fulham will return to European football next season having qualified for the Europa League via the fair play table.

Fulham finished fourth in the fair play table behind Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United – but as the top three had all already qualified for Europe, the Whites will take England’s additional Europa League spot that has been awarded to the country by UEFA because of English clubs’ excellent disciplinary record.

Fulham will kick off at the very start of the Europa League, and they stand to play four two-legged ties before the group phase of the competition, which features six matches per club. The Londoners have some experience of the exertions of European competition having gone all the way to the final of the Europa League in 2010. Mark Hughes is expected to ask his players to report back for pre-season training on June 20th.