When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?

Football is well and truly back in England with big assignments ahead for the Caltex Socceroos' most important men in both the Premier League and Championship this weekend.

In a peculiar twist, London could also play host to a Saudi Arabia-based Australian defender.

Find out where and when our overseas Aussies are set to take the pitch as the new season hots up.

All times are in AEST.


Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy are both aiming to bounce back from opening-weekend defeats in the Premier League but wins won't come easy.

Mooy and his Huddersfield Town visit champions Manchester City at 12:30am on Monday morning, while Brighton and Hove Albion kick-off against Manchester United at 1:00am.

READ: Tough start to EPL for Mooy, Ryan

Mat Ryan makes a save against Watford.
Mat Ryan was in good form despite Brighton's loss at Watford.

Staying in England, it doesn't get much easier Bailey Wright's Bristol City, who are on the road to Championship leaders Middlesbrough at midnight on Saturday.

James Meredith, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine and Mile Jedinak are all involved at the same time.

Millwall welcome Frank Lampard's Derby County, Queens Park Rangers head to recently relegated West Brom, Hull City host Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa are away to Ipswich Town.


In Scotland, it's a return to domestic football for Tom Rogic and Jamie Maclaren after their midweek European adventures.

The latter's club, Hibernian, are at home to Aberdeen at midnight on Saturday, while Rogic and Celtic are in action against Hamilton 24 hours later.

Jamie Maclaren
Jamie Maclaren is back at Hibs and ready to score goals.


Danny Vukovic is quickly back to Belgian Pro League duties with KRC Genk taking on mid-table Charleroi at 2:00am on Monday.

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But the grind is only just beginning for Robbie Kruse and VfL Bochum in Germany - they visit minnows Weiche Flensburg in the first round of the DFB-Pokal at 11:30pm on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Trent Sainsbury will be hoping for his first PSV Eindhoven appearance at 4:45am on Sunday with Fortuna Sittard the opponents for the Dutch champions.

Over in Turkey, Aziz Behich and Bursaspor are looking to atone for a first-up loss when Kayserispor arrive on Sunday at 2:15am.

READ: Turkish Super Lig preview


There could be an unusual Al-Ittihad debut for Matthew Jurman with his new club set to meet Al-Hilal in London in the Saudi Super Cup, which gets underway at 3:30am on Sunday.