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2018 Fulham Player Profiles: Ryan Fredericks

Let’s take a look at the attacking fullback one last time

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Basic Stats: 47 appearances | 47 starts | 0 substitutions | 4,182 minutes | 0 goals | 7 assists

Economics: £250,000 Transfer Fee | Signed: 2015 | Contract Ended in Summer 2018

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CC Thoughts: We all know that Ryan Fredericks is no longer with the club. In fact, we all knew that he wanted to play in the Premier League desperately after Swansea City came knocking in the January transfer window. However, that doesn’t discount the fact that Fredericks played a special part in Fulham’s promotion campaign this past season.

We all know his playing style since he was with the club for three seasons. Fredericks loves to bomb down the right and join in on the attack, but he’s not afraid to get in their with a crunching tackle when he is at his best. Sometimes, his emotions get the best out of him: hence the club-leading 29 yellow cards during his tenure. However, Fredericks is everything you wanted in an attacking fullback and he will be missed now that he’ll be playing his football down at West Ham. Even if Fulham never got any transfer fee on the account of his contract running out, the club still should know that they were able to get so much production with such little market value at the time.

This past season was a strange one for Fredericks, however. He just wasn’t willing to get involved in defense and it took a while to see how much of a presence he truly was along the right hand flank. But like the rest of the squad, Fredericks began to get rolling as soon as the club were in the middle of their unbeaten run. He really began to be a thorn in so many opponents and none more so than at home against Aston Villa back on February 17th. In that match, Fredericks went on to assist on Ryan Sessegnon’s goal, as well as have three key passes, two successful dribbles, three tackles and three interceptions. And to put the cherry on top, Fredericks went on to play all but two fixtures this entire league campaign; quashing all fears of his lack of fitness despite playing a style fitting for a sprinter.

So in will come Cyrus Christie at right back for 2018/19, but it does need to be recognized that, at minimum, it will be difficult to replicate what Fredericks brought to Fulham. Let’s all hope that he continues to have a fulfilling football career and thank him for his service with the club.

Key Stat: 22 key passes from crosses. To be honest, it was quite difficult to find a statistic in which Fredericks was the leader among all Fulham players. If anything, he was more a jack-of-all-trades kind of footballer when it came to his attacking skillset, but he was not that considered elite in any one of them, including his pace and dribbling. That said, his persistence to put balls into the penalty area led to a club-leading 149 attempted crosses, as well as 22 of them resulting in shots. In the end, Fredericks’ 20.8% successful crossing rate isn’t all that intimidating, but it was right within the league average for a Championship footballer.

Your thoughts: So what say you about Mr. Fredericks? How much will you miss him in a Fulham shirt? What type of reaction do you think Fredericks will get when he returns to the Cottage on December 15th? What are your favorite memories during his time with Fulham? Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.