Fulham vs AFC Bournemouth: How to follow the game, why is it not on TV and kick off time

Bournemouth sacked former Fulham boss Scott Parker after a 9-0 loss, and are now unbeaten in five

Two newly promoted sides will meet at Craven Cottage on October 15 as Fulham face AFC Bournemouth. Fulham have recently suffered a slight dip in form, and have lost their last two.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth are on a five game unbeaten run and beat lowly Leicester on October 8. Fulham romped home to the Championship table in the 2021/2022 season, whilst Bournemouth finished runners up.

When the two sides met last season, the game was televised on Sky Sports, with the two sides drawing, with Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke scoring one of the goals of the season. It will be the second time Fulham will play a newly promoted side, with Marco Silva’s men beating Nottingham Forest 3-2 at the City Ground.

When is kick off?

The game at Craven Cottage will kick off at 3pm on Saturday, October 15. The game has been selected for a 3pm kick off, and therefore will not be aired on TV.

Why is the game not on TV?

Fulham vs Bournemouth has been selected for a 3pm kick-off time on Saturday October 15 and so it won’t be shown live on UK television. This is to comply with the ‘blackout’ regulation on televised coverage between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday.

Under the rules, broadcasting rights are restricted for clubs in the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Not all is lost, though, as highlights will be available for Sky Sports subscribers on the Sky Sports app around 15-30 minutes after the final whistle.

How do I keep up with the game?

Despite the game not being on television, you can keep up with all the action by watching Gillette Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports. Jeff Stelling and his expert panel will keep up to date with all games over England and Scotland both in the studio and in the stadiums.

How do I watch the highlights?

Highlights can be viewed on BBC One show Match of the Day which follows the weather report on Saturday night. Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer provide great analysis with extended highlights and commentary shown.

Highlights may also be uploaded to each side’s social media channels, however it is up to each club to decide when these highlights are released.