Chelsea vs Brentford: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Premier League Matchday 10 is set to be underway
The Blues couldn’t hold on for victory last time out as Arsenal came from two goals down to draw 2-2 but signs of progress were evident for Mauricio Pochettino, who has overseen a four-game unbeaten run in all competitions after a poor start to the campaign. The Blues have won just two of their last 15 Premier League fixtures at Stamford Bridge, winning just one of their opening five home games so far this season, while they have only won two of their last 12 top-flight London derbies.
Thomas Frank’s Bees managed their first victory since August when they comfortably overcame Burnley 3-0. Victory over Burnley has certainly eased any fears of a possible dogfight near the foot of the table while securing back-to-back wins for the first time this season on Saturday would see Brentford climb above Chelsea into the top half. It will be a difficult match for both the teams but for fans, it will be a mouthwatering clash.
Saturday, 28 Oct, 2023, 05:00 PM (IST), 11:30 AM (GMT), 07:30 AM (EST)
Chelsea Form (All Competitions): D-L-W-W-W-D
Brentford Form (All Competitions): L-L-L-D-L-W
Players to Watch
Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
Palmer has a knack for executing well-timed passes that penetrate opposition defences, creating a lethal combination when paired with his weight of pass. He has shown semblances of ‘La Pausa’, momentarily slowing down in possession to draw opposition and find the opportune moment to release the killer pass. The young talent has also displayed the ruthless goalscoring nature of arriving in and around the box. Although he might not have an electric pace, Palmer does possess superb nimbleness. This is a clear strong point of all his physical attributes and is crucial to his play in the final third.
Bryan Mbuemo (Brentford)
Despite his stocky frame, Mbeumo possesses great agility with the ball at his feet, able to wriggle away from challenges before darting into space, he allows Brentford to be mobile both in and out of possession. A staple of their pressing game.
Fast and direct with the ball at his feet, it’s his incisiveness that brings impetus to Brentford’s attack. Mbeumo’s ability to drop deep to come and collect the ball before driving his team up the pitch is crucial. With plenty of runners off the ball, Mbeumo is then able to pick out a pass before making a late dart into the area. Mbeumo is not the type of player to stand and admire his pass, he is constantly on the move, and this allows Brentford to be so dangerous on the counter.
- Chelsea FC haven’t scored in 2 of their 5 home matches in the Premier League this season.
- Brentford FC have conceded a goal in each of their last 8 matches.
- During the last 8 meetings, Chelsea FC have won 4 times, there have been 2 draws while Brentford FC have won 2 times. The goal difference is 14-8 in favour of Chelsea FC.
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Injury and Team News
Chelsea are still having to cope without Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Carney Chukwuemeka (all knee), Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah (both thigh) and Romeo Lavia (ankle) due to injury; Armando Broja (knee) is also sidelined but could recover in time for next week’s EFL Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers.
As for Brentford, Rico Henry, Mikkel Damsgaard (both knee), Kevin Schade (groin), Josh Dasilva (hamstring), Shandon Baptiste (shoulder) and Keane Lewis-Potter (calf) all remained sidelined due to injury.
Predicted Lineup for Chelsea vs Brentford
Chelsea Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1):
Sanchez; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher; Palmer, Sterling, Mudryk
Brentford Predicted Lineup (3-5-2):
Flekken; Collins, Mee, Pinnock; Roerslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Hickey; Mbeumo, Wissa
Match Prediction for Chelsea vs Brentford
Pochettino is finally generating some momentum around the Blues. If their attackers lace their shooting boots on Saturday, we can see the hosts claiming a slender win at Stamford Bridge. On the other hand, the bee’s performances are inconsistent and will not be able to overcome the challenge at the bridge.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Brentford
Telecast for Chelsea vs Brentford
India: Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar
UK: Sky Sports
USA: fubo TV, NBC Sports
Nigeria: DSTV, Gotv