Two of west London’s finest face off on Saturday afternoon when Fulham host Brentford at Craven Cottage.
An hour and a half stroll along the River Thames separates two of the division’s unbeaten sides from the first fortnight of the Premier League. While Fulham consolidated their opening day point against Liverpool with a draw at Wolves, Brentford led Manchester United on a merry dance to the tune of 4-0 last weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know about the first-ever top-flight meeting between these clubs.
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Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)
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Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
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Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00
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H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Fulham: 1 Win
Brentford: 3 Wins
Draws: 1 Draw
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Fulham team news
Fulham have lost two creative outlets to knee injuries this summer. Harry Wilson is expected back sooner than Manor Solomon, but the 25-year-old could miss as many as 10 matches by Marco Silva’s estimation.
Andreas Pereira was forced off against Wolves last weekend through injury. Bobby Decordova-Reid also picked up a knock though Silva was keen to downplay the severity of these ailments, insisting they weren’t ‘anything special’.
Joe Bryan’s involvement is more uncertain as he nurses a metacarpal fracture.
Marek Rodak kept his first Premier League clean sheet of the season last weekend as he currently has the edge over summer arrival Bernd Leno in the battle for Fulham’s number one spot.
Fulham Starting 11: Rodak; Tete, Tosin, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Kebano; Mitrovic.
Bench: Leno, Duffy, Cairney, Chalobah, Muniz, Mbabu, Diop, Francois, Stansfield.
Brentford team news
After a blast of four goals in the space of 25 first-half minutes, Brentford avoided any unnecessary injuries as they coasted through the rest of their jolly jaunt against Manchester United.
While Sergi Canos and Kristoffer Ajer are nearing returns from hamstring problems, Ethan Pinnock is set to remain sidelined with a knee injury for the foreseeable future.
Brentford Starting 11: Raya; Roerslev, Jansson, Mee; Hickey, Dasilva, Norgaard, Jensen, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney.
Bench: Strakosha, Wissa, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Lewis-Potter, Damsgaard, Baptiste, Janelt, Bech Sorensen.
Fulham were able to bloody the nose of a Premier League big boy on the opening weekend but Brentford’s Manchester United mauling was simply the continuation of excellent top-flight form; since the start of March, only three clubs have averaged more points than Thomas Frank’s overachievers.
Brentford could extend that impressive streak at a venue which has proven to be a happy hunting ground in recent years; the Bees have lost just one of their past 19 trips to Craven Cottage across all competitions.
Prediction: Fulham 0-1 Brentford