Brentford are about to start the busiest period of the season and begin it with a home fixture. The Bees face Everton on Sunday, 28 November, in a match that will kick-off at 2pm and broadcast live by Sky Sports. That starts a run of ten matches in five weeks that ends with the match against Aston Villa on 2 January.
Brentford come in to the game on the back of a frantic 3-3 draw with Newcastle United on Saturday. The Bees recovered from conceding an early on to take a point thanks to goals from Ivan Toney, Rico Henry and Jamal Lascelles, who put through his own net and scored at both ends. They did have the lead twice but Newcastle recovered to make it 3-3 and earn a share of the spoils.
The draw leaves Brentford 14th in the Premier League table, two points and three places behind Everton. The teams come in to the game on the same run of form. Both have drawn one and lost four of the last five to slip in to the middle of the table.
Everton were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City yesterday and will have their second successive away game in West London next week. They have won one and drawn two away from home this season. Four of those five away points came in their first two matches, beating Brighton and Hove Albion and drawing with Leeds United. They also lost on their only other visit to London this season, being beaten by Queens Park Rangers in a penalty shoot-out in a Carabao Cup Third Round tie.
Everton are one of the mainstays in the top flight and have been ever-present since the Premier League started in 1992. They were promoted from the Second Division in 1953/54 and have been in the top tier ever since. In those 68 seasons the Liverpool side have won four Division One titles, the FA Cup three times and the European Cup Winners' Cup.
Given this is Brentford's first top flight season in 74 years, the teams have not met in the league since 1954. The sides spent eight seasons in the same division in the 1930s, 40s and 50s with both teams winning seven games, two were drawn. There was an EFL Cup meeting in 2010 that Brentford won on penalties after a 1-1 draw under the Griffin Park floodlights. That is the only match between the sides in the last 67 years.
Tickets have sold out. Season Ticket Holders who are unable to attend can list their tickets on the Ticket Exchange by logging into their ticketing account. My Bees Members will have the chance to purchase any listed tickets on the Ticket Exchange on a first-come, first-served basis. Full ticket information can be seen here.
The match will be live on Sky Sports in the UK and Brentford fans can also 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.