Chelsea welcomes Brentford to Stamford Bridge on a six-game winning streak. Their only defeat in the last 14 games was a shootout loss to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final. Back-to-back victories over relegation rivals Norwich city and Burnley were followed by a defeat at Leicester city before the international break, but the Bees have at least put some distance between themselves and the drop zone. Nonetheless, Brentford may suffer another loss today, as Chelsea has been strong at home in recent weeks.
Brentford Team News and Injury List.
Josh is back after a suspension, although Thomas Frank is missing Julian Jeanvier and Saman Ghoddos, the latter due to COVID. Despite a setback at Leicester city before the international break, Frank may still use with a 4-5-1 formation, with Yoane Wissa taking Sergi Canos’ place on the left. Their new signing Christian Eriksen, who scored a brace during the international break, is also expected to return to the starting lineup.
How Brentford could lineup against Chelsea at Stamford bridge.
Full-backs: Henry and Ajer.
Central Defenders: Pinnock and Jansson.
Wingers: Wissa and Mbeumo.
Midfielders: Janelt, Norgaard and Eriksen.
Chelsea Team News and Injury List.
Pulisic is likely to play for the United States in the early hours of Thursday morning, so he may not be risked right away. Ben Chilwell is also out, although Thomas Tuchel may be able to call on Kepa, Niguez, Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Reece James. Chelsea manager Tuchel may start with a four-man backline against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League next week, therefore James may not be risked.
How Chelsea could lineup against Brentford this weekend.
Midfielders: Ngolo Kante, Jorginho and Mount.
Forwards: Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
Defenders: Sarr, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger.
Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy.
Kick-off Time: 4.00 pm (Nigeria Time).
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