MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Leyton Orient


Charlton kick off the 2023/24 Sky Bet League One campaign against Leyton Orient at The Valley on Saturday (KO 3pm BST).

Dean Holden will be eager to start the season on a positive note by securing three points against the newly-promoted O's.

New team, new era. Click here to purchase your tickets for this weekend's season-opener in SE7.

Fans outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of Saturday's action live on CharltonTV, with Alan Curbishley and Steve Brown joining host Scott Minto in the studio. Click here to get your match pass.


The Addicks will be without Chuks Aneke (calf) and Miles Leaburn (ankle) this weekend.

Meanwhile, Aaron Drinan and Dan Agyei are both sidelined for the visitors.


The O's are embarking on their first season back in the third tier in eight years.

Last season saw Richie Wellens guide his side to a first Football League title since 1969/70, when they lifted the Division Three trophy.


Charlton and Orient have clashed on 52 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 22, the O's 19 and the remaining 11 matches resulting in draws.

The last competitive meeting between the two sides came in the EFL Trophy in November 2021, when Orient won 1-0 in east London courtesy of former Addick Paul Smyth's goal.


Andrew Kitchen will be in charge on Saturday, overseeing his first fixture involving Charlton.

Kitchen will be assisted by Blake Antrobus and Carl Fitch-Jackson, while Craig Hicks is the Fourth Official. 


Click here to purchase your tickets for Saturday's game against the O's.

Given that Leyton Orient have sold out their allocation, tickets are now on restricted sale. This means only members on the database prior to today's date (August 4th, 2023) will be able to purchase a ticket for tomorrow's fixture.

Bartram's and the Meantime Fans’ Bar will both be open from 12pm this weekend.

Supporters outside of the UK and Ireland can watch all of this weekend's action live on CharltonTV. Click here to get your match pass.

Meanwhile, fans in the UK and Ireland can enjoy live audio commentary from The Valley. Click here to get your audio pass.

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 this weekend? Click here to read our Visitors' Guide.

(Article by Will Miller)

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