Following an unexpected mini-hiatus, the Premier League is back, and one of two Friday night games comes from the City Ground.
Given that Nottingham Forest signed new fewer than 21 senior players this summer, yes really, Steve Cooper will probably have appreciated 13 days on the training ground.
The Reds’ last game was certainly eventful, racing into a 2-0 lead at home to Bournemouth, thanks to goals from Cheikhou Kouyaté and Brennan Johnson.
However, Forest completely folded in the second half and were eventually beaten 3-2 by their fellow newly-promoted opponents.
This means the Tricky Trees kick off second bottom of the table having lost three in a row.
Of the three teams who’ve come up from the Championship, it’s Fulham who’ve made by far the best start.
The Cottagers already have eight points on the board, holding Liverpool and Wolves to draws, before beating both Brentford and Brighton at Craven Cottage.
A fortnight ago, Marco Silva’s side were narrowly beaten at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Aleksandar Mitrović unable to spark a late comeback.
Nevertheless, Fulham currently sit tenth, last finishing that high 11 seasons ago under Martin Jol.
The Whites have actually won their last three visits to the City Ground, looking to win four consecutive matches at the venue for the first time ever.
Will there be a winner under the Friday night lights in Nottingham?