Brighton & Hove Albion’s 2018/19 Premier League schedule was confirmed on Thursday morning, and here’s a look at when the side and supporters will be making their six trips to the capital to face the London sides.
All of Albion’s trips to London will come in the latter half of the 2018/19 season – beginning with the game against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Tuesday 1st January.
In the corresponding fixture last term, the Seagulls sealed a memorable 3-0 victory, with a brace from Glenn Murray and a Jose Izquierdo long-range effort sealing all three points for Chris Hughton’s men – this time around the contest will be Albion’s first of 2019.
The side will then make the journey to Craven Cottage on Tuesday 29th January – it will be the first meeting between the two teams since the memorable 2-1 victory over the Whites at the start of 2017, making it Albion’s first trip to the banks of the Thames for over two years.
Next on the agenda in the capital will be the journey to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday 23rd February, where the Seagulls visited on Boxing Day last season.
Back-to-back away trips to the capital will follow in March and April. Crystal Palace are the opposition on Saturday 9th March at Selhurst Park, with the sides having met three times in all competitions last season.
A 0-0 draw at the Amex Stadium in November was followed by a 2-1 win for the Seagulls in the Emirates FA Cup at the start of January. The final meeting of the campaign ended in a 3-2 win for the hosts at Selhurst Park.
Albion then travel to face Tottenham Hotspur at their new stadium on Saturay 6th April, with the game between the sides ending all square back in April on the south coast, as a second-half penalty from Pascal Gross cancelled out Harry Kane’s opener.
The side’s final game on the road will be against Unai Emery’s Arsenal side at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 4th May. The last meeting between the two teams was a memorable one for Albion fans, as first-half goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray handed Hughton’s men a 2-1 win over the north Londoners.
Albion supporters are encouraged to purchase membership ahead of the 2018/19 season to give themselves a better chance of securing tickets for games.
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Fans can click here for a full fixture list, all fixtures are subject to change, with the TV selection dates for August and September announced in early July.