With a hotly contested derby set to take place. Here’s all you need to know.
When is Fulham v Brentford?
Fulham will host the 2021 playoff winners at Craven Cottage at 3pm on Saturday, 20 August 2022, with kick off at 3pm.
The clubs have never faced off in a Premier League fixture before, with their last league match coming in 2020 as Scott Parker’s Fulham won the play-offs.
Can I watch the game?
Unfortunately, watching the game live will not be possible in the UK due to the 3pm black out rule.
However, Sky customers can watch highlights of the game on the Soccer Centre app 15 minutes after kick off.
If you’re not a Sky customer, you can watch the highlights on the BBC One show Match of the Day at around 10pm, with the timing varying most weeks.
If you wish to keep up-to-date with the game, you can watch Gillette Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports which provides live commentary, or try and find your local radio station which may also provide live coverage.
What is the blackout rule?
The blackout rule was introduced way back in the 1960s and prohibits matches from being broadcast live between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday.
It was designed to boost attendance at non-league fixtures.
However, EFL chair Rick Parry has announced that he is open to ending the 3pm blackout on football broadcasts in England.
What is the expectation for Fulham this season?
After becoming somewhat of a ‘yo-yo’ team in recent years, their objective this season will be simple: survive.
They have recruited well with the likes of Joao Palhinha, who was once reportedly being ‘monitored’ by Manchester United, former United midfielder Andreas Pereira, Kevin Mbabu, former Arsenal number one Bernd Leno and more.
They will be heavily reliant on the form of Alexsandr Mitrovic, who reportedly fell out with now-Bournemouth manager Scott Parker, with his record breaking feat of 43 Championship goals last season an indication of a better relationship with current boss Marco Silva.
What is the expectation for Brentford this season?
Brentford comfortably stayed up last season and despite losing talisman Christian Eriksen to Manchester United, it seems they will avoid the dread ‘second season syndrome’.
Like their counterparts, they have also recruited well, signing Keane Lewis-Potter from Hull for a reported £20 million, Ben Mee from Burnley on a free, Mikkel Damsgaard from Sampdoria and more.
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