Fulham will be hoping to quickly bounce back to the Premier League this season, otherwise they risk a long stay in the Championship.
Felix Magath's side will have their eyes on promotion at the first attempt - but according to history what are are their chances of doing so?
We've delved back through the years and the records show that if the Whites are unable to make an immediate return to the elite league then they risk languishing in the second tier for quite some time.
Since the start of the Premier League, 27 per cent of relegated teams have managed to win promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
However, the amount of relegated Premier League teams to go up at the second attempt was just 11 per cent.
This dropped even further in the third season following relegation to just three per cent of teams.
Since the start of the Premier League, there have been a total of 64 relegations.
Exactly half of those have been promoted within the first five years, just 13 per cent any time after five years, but 38 per cent have yet to come back up at all.