Chelsea will face Brentford, who is a surprise package, as they return to the Premier League acton on Saturday evening. Following their 3-1 victory over the Saints before the international break the Blues are now in first place, with a one-point lead over Southampton. Here is everything you need to know about Brentford vs Chelsea football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
Ahead of their match against Chelsea on Saturday Brentford have a few first-team players to check on.
Participation of the central defender Kristoffer Ajer is a doubt, but Vitaly Janelt and Shandon Baptiste, the central midfielders, are out.
With midfield worries, Yoane Wissa might make his complete league debut following some good recent performances.
N’Golo Kante is expected to return from his COVID-19 illness for Chelsea, however he may just start on the bench.
Thiago Silva is unavailable after joining the Brazil squad during the international break. Trevoh Chalobah should preserve his spot in the side despite Antonio Rudiger’s doubts.
For Saturday’s trip to Brentford, Chelsea is still without Reece James and Christian Pulisic.
Even ahead of summer acquisition Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley have surprisingly pushed their way back into contention.
Ben Chilwell has had a difficult few months, but there appears to be some hope at the end of the road.
Brentford vs Chelsea prediction – Premier League
Brentford has beaten Arsenal at home and drew with Liverpool, so they should be confident going into Saturday’s match against Chelsea in west London.
Before the interval, Chelsea defeated Southampton 3-1, but they needed two late goals to win. In reality, they’ve struggled in recent games.
Given what we’ve seen from Brentford against Liverpool, there’s no reason why the newly promoted side can’t cause Chelsea problems in this match.
In 11 of their last 12 away games, Chelsea has gone undefeated (Premier League).
Brentford has scored at least two goals in each of their last three games (Premier League).
Brentford possible starting lineup: Raya; Pinnock, Jansson, Ajer; Henry, Onyeka, Norgaard, Canos; Wissa, Toney, Mbeumo
Chelsea possible starting lineup: Mendy; Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Werner, Lukaku
Our Prediction: Brentford 1- 2 Chelsea