Brentford are six games in to their first Premier League season and sit in the middle of the table. The Bees have won two and lost just once so far, taking nine points. Five of those points have come away from home and Brentford are on their travels again next Sunday, 3 October, for a match against West Ham United.
It will be Brentford's third London derby of the season. The Bees beat Arsenal at home and drew away to Crystal Palace in their first two fixtures. The trip to West Ham will be played on Sunday and will kick-off at 2pm at The London Stadium, which is best known as the host venue for the athletics at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Brentford came from behind twice to draw with Liverpool last night. That keeps them in the top half of the table but The Bees could drop below Tottenham Hotspur if they beat Arsenal later. West Ham sit seventh, having won three games so far, including a victory away to Leeds United yesterday. They have taken four points from three home games, beating Leicester City, drawing with Crystal Palace and losing to Manchester United. Brentford will go above West Ham if they win the game next week.
The East London side will be looking to equal, or maybe better, their efforts last season. They finished sixth in the Premier League and earned a place in the UEFA Europa League. They finished only two points behind Chelsea, who ended the campaign in fourth. Their Europa League campaign got underway with a win away to Dinamo Zagreb and they face Sportklub Rapid Wien on Thursday night, which caused this game to move to Sunday. West Ham also reached the Fourth Round of the Carabao Cup with a win over Manchester United on Wednesday.
The feams have only met twice in competitive games since 1954. West Ham beat Brentford 4-0 in East London in the 1992/93 season while the game at Griffin Park was drawn 0-0. Previous meetings took place in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in the second tier. This will be the first top flight meeting.
Tickets for the match are sold out and it will not be live on UK TV but Brentford fans can listen live on Bees Player. Full information on the service can be seen here. Bees fans living overseas should check this page to see if they can watch the game live. Fans travelling should note that the Virgin Money London Marathon also takes place next Sunday.