Frank Onyeka's Brentford Sting Calvin Bassey's Fulham In Feisty Craven Cottage Clash

Published on: 20 August 2023
Frank Onyeka's Brentford Sting Calvin Bassey's Fulham In Feisty Craven Cottage Clash
Calvin Bassey in pre-season action for Fulham

Not the best debut for Calvin Bassey in the English Premier League as Brentford made light work of Marco Silva's Fulham in feisty Craven Cottage encounter yesterday with the visitor picking up the maximum three points with three goals to their name.

Bryan Mbeumo’s second half brace helped Brentford defeat their West London rivals, giving the Bees their first three points of the PL season, writes.

Following his summer arrival from Ajax, Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Calvin Bassey quickly joined up with Marco Silva's Fulham in their pre-season tour, featuring in all preparations game to the start of the 2023/24 campaign with a goal to his name.

Calvin Bassey after scoring against Hoffenheim.
An unused sub in the team's 0-1 away victory to Alex Iwobi's Everton of the opening fixture, Marco Silva decided to name in on the bench for the second consecutive game in the home clash against Brentford yesterday and was introduced in the 67th minute when the team was already down by two goals with captain Tim Ream sent off albeit there was nothing he could do to turn the tides around.

Marco Silva got marching off order following his dissent over the sending off of Tim Ream as the team slumped to a 3-0 loss Frank Onyeka's (an un-used sub) Bees.

Bassey who agreed to a deal that will keep him with the team through the summer of 2027, although Fulham has the option to extend for an additional 12 months will be looking to get his first start and full debut when Fulham plays Arsenal at the Emirates.


By Olaleye Oluwadamilola