Fixtures release: New faces

Albion face their first newly promoted side when they take on West Bromwich Albion at the Amex in October.

By Charlie Hanson • 20 August 2020

Leeds United, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion were promoted to the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion

Home: Saturday 24th October 2020

Away: Saturday 27th February 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk and Davy Propper fight for the ball against former West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.

West Brom have played Albion just twice in the Premier League when both sides won their home game in the 2017-18 season.

The Baggies’ bumpy end of season form saw them nearly drop out of the automatic promotion spots, only for results on the last day to go their way. Slaven Bilic’s side were looking comfortable for promotion for most of the campaign though, and the former West Ham boss delivered in his first season at the Hawthorns.



Home: Tuesday 26th January 2021

Away: Tuesday 15th December 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray has joined Watford on a season-long loan.

Although Scott Parker’s side headed into the play-off final as slight underdogs given Brentford’s end of season form, the Cottagers scored two extra-time goals to secure an immediate return to the Premier League.

Fulham were an established Premier League team before their relegation to the second tier in 2014. A four-year stay at that level ended when they beat Aston Villa in the 2019 play-off final, but they finished 19th and will be hoping for an improvement this season.


Leeds United

Home: Saturday 1st May

Away: Saturday 16th January

By Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk nets in a 4-0 win for Albion against Leeds in 2016.

The Seagulls have enjoyed taking on Leeds in the last decade, losing only twice in 13 outings since 2010 although the most recent meeting saw Chris Wood find the net twice against his former club in a 2-0 win at Elland Road. Leeds return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence and promotion was emphatically as they finished ten points clear of second placed West Bromwich Albion.

Their post-lockdown form saw them storm to the title, with on-loan Albion defender Ben White playing a huge part in their success.