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Fixture Release: The London derbies

A look at the local fixtures this season

20 June 2022

The 2022/23 Premier League fixtures were released on Thursday and Brentford were handed a trip to Leicester City. The game is currently scheduled for Saturday 6 August. The Bees will then host Manchester United the following weekend for their first home match. A full list of Premier League fixtures can be seen here.

Our 38 games in 2022/23 include 12 London derbies against six opponents. Five of those teams we played against last season. Our games against Fulham will be our first-ever top-flight games against our West London neighbours.

Our first derby comes against Fulham on the third week of the season and we visit Crystal Palace before the end of August. Games against Arsenal and Chelsea come before the Premier League has a break for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. We do not, however, face Tottenham Hotspur or West Ham United until the very end of 2022. A full list of the derby games can be seen below (please note these dates are subject to change).

Saturday 20 August Fulham (A)
Tuesday 30 August Crystal Palace (A)
Saturday 17 September Arsenal (H) (This game is subject to change due to Arsenal's UEFA Europa League commitments)
Tuesday 18 October Chelsea (H)
Monday 26 December Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Saturday 31 December West Ham United (A)
Saturday 11 February Arsenal (A)
Saturday 4 March Fulham (H)
Wednesday 26 April Chelsea (A)
Saturday 13 May West Ham United (H)
Saturday 20 May Tottenham Hotspur (A)

Our record in London derbies last season was the envy of many sides. We did a double over West Ham and also beat Arsenal at home and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Our two games against Palace finished 0-0 as did the home game against Tottenham.

With games against Watford included, The Bees won six of 12 local matches last season. Only three ended in defeat - away to Tottenham and Arsenal, and at home to Chelsea. Fulham are new additions to the Premier League.

The last game between the sides was a Carabao Cup match that Brentford won 3-0. The Bees have won seven and lost just two of the last 12 meetings between the teams. One of those losses was at an empty Wembley Stadium in the 2020 Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final which saw Fulham promoted, but they were immediately relegated and have now come back for another shot at the top tier.

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