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Raúl Jiménez vs Edson Álvarez: When will they face each other in the Premier League?

Jiménez and Álvarez both came through at América, but only shared a dressing room with the Mexican national team.

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After quite some time, two Mexican players will play in the Premier League. Raúl Jiménez and Edson Álvarez are playing for Fulham and West Ham respectively in England’s top tier.

Jiménez is in his sixth season in England having moved to Wolves from Benfica, while Álvarez will have his first experience of Premier League football after a successful four-year stint at Ajax.

América graduates

Jiménez and Álvarez both came through at América, but only shared a dressing room with the Mexican national team, and their respective arrivals at West Ham and Fulham will allow them to face each other for the first time as rivals on the pitch.

They will be part of the London derbies since the Cottagers are located in the west of the city, while the Hammers reside in the east; although their rivalry does not have a specific name.

When will Raúl Jiménez and Edson Álvarez meet in the Premier League?

The calendar for the 2023-24 Premier League season was made in June 2023, but because the two teams will also play in the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup, their two fixtures, especially the second one, could change.

West Ham in Europe

How West Ham fare in the Europa League, having qualified as UEFA Europa Conference League champions, will also influence how the two meetings between the two clubs are arranged. They could also battle it out in the domestic cups.

Raúl Jiménez during a Wolves warm-up in May 2023.
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Raúl Jiménez during a Wolves warm-up in May 2023.DAVID KLEINREUTERS

Fulham vs West Ham

Stadium: Craven Cottage Stadium, London, England

Date: December 9, 2023

West Ham vs Fulham

Stadium: Olympic Stadium, London, England

Date: April 13, 2024