Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion will have been looking to get their seasons off to a good start, following disappointing campaigns last year.
And they can be fairly pleased with how things have turned out so far, they are both unbeaten and still in the Capital One Cup.
The Cottagers picked up a single point after the opening seven games of last season, but a hard-earned draw at Cardiff City on the opening weekend has set them well on the way to bettering that.
There has been a lot of transfer activity at Craven Cottage over the summer but the players seem fairly settled under Kit Symons, following their draw in Wales and progress beyond a reasonable Wycombe Wanderers in the cup thanks to a goal from Alex Kacaniklic.
Brighton’s 20th-place finish last season was a far cry from their play-off position the previous year, but they have got the ball rolling early to ensure that does not happen again this campaign.
Kazenga LuaLua has been the man of the moment for Chris Hughton’s men with winning goals on the opening day against Nottingham Forest, as well as in stoppage-time of their hard-fought victory over League One Southend United in the Capital One Cup.
Three of the last seven meetings between the sides have ended goalless and a debut for new Brighton signing Uwe Hunemeier could ensure a fairly tight affair this time around.
Last season was the first time the sides had met in 18 years and honours were shared, as Fulham won 2-1 at the Amex before losing 2-0 at home.