LONDON, Sporting Alert – The new English Premier League season gets underway today and you can watch the opener between newly-promoted Fulham vs Arsenal at Craven Cottage live online.
Live kick-off for this game is 7:30 am ET, with NBCSN, fuboTV, NBCSports.com, and Sling TV among the live television channels and streamers of this game. WATCH: Fulham v. Arsenal
Arsenal, the FA Cup winners, started the campaign by lifting the Community Shield and new manager Mikel Arteta, who is preparing for his first full season in charge of the Gunners, will be hoping to make a winning start in the league.
In teams news, Arteta has handed Arsenal debuts to Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian, who made the switch from Chelsea, following the conclusion of last season.
Meanwhile, there is no Emiliano Martinez, who is not even on the bench, as his move to Aston Villa nears. There’s also also no William Saliba among the substitutes for today’s game.
Arsenal will be without a number of their central defensive options, including David Luiz (neck) and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (calf), Calum Chambers (knee), and Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring).
Bernd Leno is back in goal after recovery from injury, while Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all start in defense.
Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal and the free-scoring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the attack.
For Fulham, they will be without Aleksandar Mitrovic up front, which is a surprise, but he starts on the bench with manager Scott Parker opting to go with Aboubakar Kamara to start this game.
The only change from the Play-Off final win over Brentford earlier this summer is Cavaleiro, who comes into the side for Cordova-Reid (Bobby Reid).
There is a place on the bench for new goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who only joined the promoted side on Wednesday.
FULHAM TEAM NEWS
Rodak, Ream, Hector, Odoi, Bryan, Onomah, Cairney, Reed, Kebano, Cavaleiro, Kamara. Subs: Areola, Mitrovic, Knockaert, Cordova-Reid, Le Marchand, Christie, Anguissa
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Tierney, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Xhaka, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette. Subs: Macey, Saka, Ceballos, Pepe, Willock, Nketiah, Kolasinac