The line-up for the 2022/23 Premier League campaign was confirmed on Sunday, after Nottingham Forest overcame Huddersfield Town in the Championship Play-Off final.
Forest won 1-0 at Wembley, meaning they’ll join fellow promoted clubs Fulham and AFC Bournemouth into the top flight again next term.
For Steve Cooper’s side, it ends a 23-year absence from the Premier League, and next season will be the first ever Premier League campaign featuring both Wolves and Forest.
They last met in the top flight back in 1984, when Wolves were relegated from the old First Division, while the 2017/18 Championship campaign was the last time the two clubs shared a division.
Recent clashes with Fulham and Bournemouth have been more frequent, however. For the Cottagers, they bounced back at the first attempt by scoring 106 goals and winning the league emphatically.
April 2021 was the last Wolves locked horns with Fulham – Adama Traore’s injury time strike at Craven Cottage sending the Londoners creeping towards relegation.
The Cherries spent two seasons in the second tier, meaning their trip to Molineux behind closed doors in the summer of 2020 was their most recently meeting with the old gold.
The former Championship trio replace Burnley, Watford and Norwich City, who were relegated from the Premier League, with Burnley’s fate being sealed on the final day following defeat to Newcastle United.
Leeds United were the benefiters of that result, securing a third successive Premier League campaign after overcoming Brentford.
Wolves will learn their next Premier League schedule when the fixtures are revealed on Thursday 16th June, with the confirmed 20 sides as follows:
- AFC Bournemouth
- Aston Villa
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Crystal Palace
- Leeds United
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Nottingham Forest
- Tottenham Hotspur
- West Ham United