Exciting Brentford side will play host to Chelsea in Saturday’s late fixture as the English Premier League resumes after the international break.
Brentford have made a statement since the start of the season, beating Arsenal in the opener before forcing a draw against Liverpool.
Chelsea from their end, have had a bright start, as they sit top of the English Premier League table. They have not lost an EPL game this season and will have their work cut out for them on Saturday evening.Thomas Tuchel’s side eased past Southampton before the international break, while the Bees got the better of West Ham United 2-1.
Brentford have only lost one game this season – a 1-0 defeat to Brighton, and have recorded victories over Arsenal and West Ham United, with draws against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
Confirmed Team news
Shandon Baptiste was taken off in the first half against West Ham after dislocating his shoulder and will play no part here, while Mads Sorensen and Josh Dasilva remain absent for the long-term.Chelsea have more issues to worry about as veteran Thiago Silva is unlikely to play given his late return from international duty, but Reece James and N’Golo Kante are back in training after recovering from an ankle injury and coronavirus respectively.
However, the Blues have been handed an injury scare with Romelu Lukaku withdrawing from international duty due to muscular overload, while Antonio Rudiger may also miss out if he does not recover from back trouble in time.
Head to head
Not since the 1938-39 season have Brentford prevailed against Chelsea in any competition, with the Blues marching to successive 4-0 FA Cup wins in the 2012-13 and 2016-17 seasons, although the victory in the former season came during a replay after an initial 2-2 draw.
Venue and kick off time
The match will be played at the Brentford Community Stadium with kickoff set at 5:30pm.Referee
Anthony Taylor (England) will be the man in charge of the encounter.
Brentford: Raya; Zanka, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Norgaard, Onyeka, Jensen, Henry; Toney, MbeumoChelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Christensen; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz; Werner
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