MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Derby County


Charlton begin their 2022/23 Valley campaign on Saturday afternoon as Derby County visit SE7 (KO 3pm BST).

Having kicked off the new season with a dramatic point at Accrington Stanley last weekend, the Addicks will be looking to go one better against the Rams in front of the Charlton faithful. 

With a bumper crowd expected at The Valley for Ben Garner’s first competitive home game as Addicks Manager, supporters are being encouraged to be in their seats early to help ease congestion at the turnstiles. 


Charlton will be without Mandela Egbo (knee) and Chuks Aneke (calf) for the visit of the Rams.

Teenage forward Lewis Dobbin is eligible for the visitors having joined on a season-long loan from Everton on Wednesday, though James Chester (Achilles) is unavailable.

Fellow summer signing David McGoldrick will be assessed having missed Derby’s curtain raiser last weekend with a minor niggle.


Conor Hourihane's 80th-minute strike ensured Derby began the David Clowes era with an opening-day victory over Oxford United at Pride Park.

Hourihane is one of 12 signings made by the Rams in what has been a summer of change, with Liam Rosenior given the reins on an interim basis in June following Wayne Rooney's departure.



Charlton and Derby have gone toe-to-toe on 87 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 30, the Rams 37 and the remaining 20 encounters resulting in draws.

The last meeting between the two sides came at Pride Park in December 2019, when Jason Knight’s brace earned the hosts victory, despite Lyle Taylor’s late penalty.

Charlton claimed a 3-0 win last time out at The Valley against the Rams, with Macauley Bonne, Naby Sarr and Conor Gallagher all on the scoresheet.



Chris Pollard will control proceedings on Saturday afternoon. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in February 2022 - a 3-2 triumph over AFC Wimbledon at The Valley.

Pollard will be assisted by Matthew Smith and Andrew Aylott, while Farai Hallam is the Fourth Official.


Tickets are still available for the Addicks’ opening home fixture of the 2022/23 campaign. Click here to secure your tickets.

The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will be screening Fulham v Liverpool (12.30pm) and Everton v Chelsea (5.30pm), as well as the CharltonTV pre-game show from 2.15pm and the CharltonTV post-game show.

Supporters outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of Saturday’s action LIVE on CharltonTV, with Alan Curbishley and ‘Not The Top 20’ podcast host Ali Maxwell joining host Aidan Magee in the CharltonTV studio, presented by DNEL Ltd.

Meanwhile, audio commentary of the game is available for CharltonTV subscribers in the UK and Ireland, with former Addicks defender Steve Brown accompanying Terry Smith and Greg Stubley in the SE7 gantry.

For more streaming information, please click here.

Season-ticket holders, a quick reminder to get to the kiosk bars by 2.30pm to get your 20% discounts on food and drink. Please note the discount stops at 2.30pm, so if you have not completed your transaction before then you will not be entitled to the discount.

Supporters can buy Valley Gold Jackpot tickets online for the fixture. For every £1 spent on a Jackpot ticket, half goes to the club’s academy to help produce the stars of the future, while the other half goes to the two winners of a cash prize.

Click here to be in with a chance of winning up to £2,000.

Visiting The Valley for the first time? Click here to read our First Time Visitors' Guide.

English football has come together to toughen measures on anti-social and fan behaviour for the 2022/23 season. Fans can find more information on the new measures here.

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