After winning the Championship last season in runaway fashion, Fulham will look to bring their goalscoring prowess back to the English top flight.
There are, however, plenty of concerns regarding the club’s defence as the Whites yo-yo back to the Premier League.
They bagged an incredible 106 goals last season across 46 league matches, with striker Aleksandar Mitrovic setting a Championship record with 43 goals himself. However, the back line proved leaky down the stretch and gave fans flashbacks to the past two Premier League campaigns, which have both been calamitous at the back.
Fulham have see-sawed between the Premier League and Championship for five consecutive seasons, either going up or dropping down in each successive campaign. They will look to finish above the bottom three in the Premier League for the first time since 2012-13, the year before relegation ended the club’s 13-year run in the top flight.
Fulham Premier League fixtures 2022/23
Fulham’s 2022/23 fixtures will be released on Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m. BST (4 a.m. ET). In addition to the near month-long break for the FIFA World Cup (Nov. 14-Dec. 18), there will be two FIFA international breaks: Sept. 19-27, 2022 and March 20-28, 2023.
According to a report in The Times, a total of 16 Premier League matchdays will be played before the FIFA World Cup break, and the remaining 22 following the World Cup.
In order to squeeze in 16 Premier League matchdays before the World Cup, there will need to be two midweek slates. A midweek in August (Aug. 31 would make most sense to avoid early season fixture congestion and potential injuries) and another on Oct. 19 are the available slots.
Two midweek dates post-World Cup will also be required given the two weekends dedicated to the FA Cup in January. If the Premier League maintains its three-matchday tradition around the festive season, then Jan. 4 could be one option. The other most likely slot would be either Feb. 8 or May 3 given other competitions and the late March FIFA break. Last season the Premier League played the February midweek, leaving May open for rescheduled matches.
The Sporting News will bring you all the fixtures below as soon as they are released on Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m. BST (4 a.m. ET).
|1||Sat, Aug. 6||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|2||Sat, Aug. 13||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|3||Sat, Aug. 20||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|4||Sat, Aug. 27||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|5||Wed, Aug. 31||TBD||H/A||8 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|6||Sat, Sept. 3||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|7||Sat, Sept. 10||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|8||Sat, Sept. 17||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|9||Sat, Oct. 1||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|10||Sat, Oct. 8||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|11||Sat, Oct. 15||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|12||Wed, Oct. 19||TBD||H/A||8 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|13||Sat, Oct. 22||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|14||Sat, Oct. 29||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|15||Sat, Nov. 5||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|16||Sat, Nov. 12||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|17||Mon, Dec. 26||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|18||Sat, Dec. 31||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|19||Wed, Jan. 4||TBD||H/A||8 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|20||Sat, Jan. 14||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|21||Sat, Jan. 21||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|22||Sat, Feb. 4||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|23||Wed, Feb. 8||TBD||H/A||8 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|24||Sat, Feb. 11||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|25||Sat, Feb. 18||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|26||Sat, Feb. 25||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|27||Sat, March 4||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|28||Sat, March 11||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|29||Sat, March 18||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|30||Sat, April 1||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|31||Sat, April 8||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|32||Sat, April 15||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|33||Sat, April 22||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|34||Sat, April 29||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|35||Sat, May 6||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|36||Sat, May 13||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|37||Sat, May 20||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|38||Sun, May 28||TBD||H/A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
Fulham TV channels, live streams
|TV channel||Sky Sports, BT Sport||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo||—||—|
|Streaming||NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime||fuboTV, Peacock||fuboTV||Optus Sport|
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Fulham in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup
Fulham won at least one match in each of the domestic Cup competitions last season but eventually fell to Premier League opponents in both.
A home loss on penalties to Leeds United saw them exit the EFL Cup in the third round in early October. This year, that competition kicks off soon, with an early August start. Fulham will enter in the second round, which takes place in late August.
Manchester City presented an obviously difficult FA Cup draw, resulting in an eventual 4-1 loss for Fulham in January. The FA Cup returns in early November this coming season, with Fulham entering in the third round, which takes place in early January.
FA Cup dates 2022/23
Premier League clubs that reach the quarterfinals and semifinals of the FA Cup will have to reschedule their league fixtures on those weekends.
- First Round: Nov. 5-6 (Sat-Sun)
- Second Round: Nov. 26-27 (Sat-Sun)
- Third Round (Rd of 64): Jan. 7-8 (Sat-Sun)
- Round of 32: Jan. 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
- Round of 16: Feb. 28-March 1 (Tues-Wed)
- Quarterfinals: March 18-19 (Sat-Sun)
- Semifinals: April 22-23 (Sat-Sun)
- Final: Sat, June 3
Carabao Cup dates 2022/23
All Carabao Cup fixtures will be played on midweek days, except for the final on Sunday, Feb. 26.
- First Round: Aug. 9-11
- Second Round: Aug. 23-25
- Round of 32: Nov. 8-10
- Round of 16: Dec. 20-22
- Quarterfinals: Jan. 10-12
- Semifinals: Jan. 24-26 (Leg 1), Jan. 31-Feb. 2 (Leg 2)
- Final: Sun, Feb. 26
Fulham Premier League projection & odds
Fulham’s odds reflect their status as one of the newly promoted Premier League sides. The oddsmakers remember how Fulham’s last two trips in the English top flight ended, and the Whites are given hardly a chance to remain in the league.
While Mitrovic is given a shout for the league’s top goalscorer at +3320 on Sports Interaction, the outlook for the club is otherwise grim.
|SkyBet (UK)||DraftKings (USA)||Sports Interaction
|Top 4 Odds||80/1||+6500||TBD|
|Top 10 Odds||8/1||+750||TBD|
Fulham best & worst Premier League finish
Since Fulham’s first Premier League season in 2001/02, they have finished as high as seventh, which came in the 2008/09 campaign. That season’s league finish was critical to the club’s history, as it qualified them for the UEFA Europa League, where they would eventually advance all the way to the final and come just a Diego Forlan extra-time winner from hoisting the trophy.
During that season, Clint Dempsey and Andy Johnson shared the team’s Premier League top-scorer mark with seven goals each. It included a home win over London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, as well as wins at Craven Cottage over both Manchester clubs.
While Fulham have never finished bottom of the Premier League, the Whites have been relegated on three separate occasions, finishing 19th twice. They were sent down in 2013/14, finishing second from bottom, as 32 points were only above Cardiff City’s 30. That season, they had the worst goal difference in the league, as an incredible 85 goals conceded resulted in a -45 differential.
They were again relegated in 2018/19 with a 19th-place finish, again conceding more than 80 goals and finishing with just 26 points, only better than the 16 points collected by bottom-feeders Huddersfield Town.