There are still one more game of Brentford's 2021/22 Premier League season remaining but their fate has already been confirmed. The Bees currently sit 11th in the Premier League table and cannot be relegated. The Bees will be in the Premier League in 2022/23 and most of their opponents are already known with an extra one added yesterday.
Next season will be Brentford's second in the Premier League. It will be their seventh in the top flight in their 133-year history. The Bees already know 16 of the teams they will be facing next year with everyone from first to 15th in the top flight confirmed for 2022/23.
Two of the teams coming up from the Sky Bet Championship have also been confirmed. Fulham and AFC Bournemouth sealed automatic promotion at the end of the second tier season. The third place will be confirmed at the end of the Championship Play-Offs.
As none of Burnley, Everton or Leeds United won yesterday, Sunday 15 May, Southampton cannot be relegated. The South Coast side did not play but their 40 point total cannot be reached by Leeds. Brentford have 46 points.
The full list of teams confirmed in the Premier League for 2022/23 is as follows:
Manchester CityLiverpoolChelseaArsenalTottenham HotspurManchester UnitedWest Ham UnitedWolverhampton WanderersLeicester CityBrighton and Hove AlbionBRENTFORDCrystal PalaceAston VillaNewcastle UnitedSouthamptonFulhamAFC Bournemouth
The three remaining places in the Premier League will be confirmed in the next 13 days. Two of them will be current Premier League sides that earn enough points to finish outside the relegation zone. The winner of the Championship Play-Offs will be the last team.
The Play-Offs are underway with the first legs of the Semi-Finals played. Luton Town and Huddersfield Town drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest beating Sheffield United 2-1. The deciding matches will be played in the next two days. The Play-Off Final is on Sunday 29 May.
There are three teams in danger of being relegated from the Premier League. Burnley are currently in the bottom three. They can still catch and overtake Leeds and Everton. Burnley are a point behind Leeds with Everton a further point ahead. The final relegation place, and Brentford's opponents, will be confirmed in the next six days.