Brentford vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction
When is Brentford vs Chelsea taking place? Brentford vs Chelsea will take place on Saturday 16th October, 2021 at 17:30 (UK)
Where is Brentford vs Chelsea taking place? Brentford vs Chelsea will take place at Brentford Community Stadium in Brentford
Where can I get tickets for Brentford vs Chelsea? Ticket information for Brentford vs Chelsea can be found on each club’s official website
What TV channel is Brentford vs Chelsea on in the UK? Brentford vs Chelsea will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Brentford vs Chelsea in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Brentford vs Chelsea live via Sky Go
- Having had a very good start to life in the Premier League, Brentford won’t fear the visit of local rivals Chelsea, having already beaten Arsenal and held Liverpool at the Brentford Community Stadium this season.
- Both Kristoffer Ajer and Vitaly Janelt "should be fine" after recovering from thigh injuries but midfielder Shandon Baptiste will miss out following a dislocated shoulder, while both Mads Sorensen and Joshua Dasilva remain out of contention.
- After successive one-goal defeats in both the Premier League and Champions League, Chelsea got back to winning ways domestically last time out, beating Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.
- Antonio Rudiger will miss out with a back injury picked up on international duty while Thiago Silva will be rested after his commitments with the Brazilian national team, but Romelu Lukaku has been declared fit to feature.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Janelt, Norgaard, Onyeka, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney
UNAVAILABLE: Dasilva (Injured), Sorensen (Injured), Baptiste (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Ajer (Injured), Janelt (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Chalobah, Christensen, Azpilicueta; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Havertz, Mount; Lukaku
UNAVAILABLE: Thiago Silva (Rested), Rudiger (Injured), Pulisic (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: James (Fitness), Kante (Fitness), Ziyech (Illness)
Despite sitting at the top of the Premier League heading into this latest round of English top flight fixtures, this is not expected to be a walk in the park for Chelsea, with Brentford having already proven their quality in the Premier League since promotion. The fact that this is a local derby will also inspire the Bees to push themselves to the limit in order to surprise the Blues. Much will likely depend on the team fielded by the visitors and whether Tuchel will have the likes of Lukaku and Rudiger available in particular. Whilst the strength-in-depth of Chelsea may well turn out to be a decisive factor here, backing the visitors via the draw no bet market is to be favoured in this one, when factoring in Brentford’s form so far this season and the potential absences among the Chelsea team.
Tip: CHELSEA DRAW NO BET