Leaders Chelsea will play away against promoted and ranked 7th Brentford in Week 8 of the Premier League or Premier League 2021/22, Saturday (16/10/2021). The match at Brentford Community Stadium is scheduled for kick-off at 23:30 WIB.
Won five, drew once, lost once, scored 15 goals, conceded only three; that’s how Chelsea have done so far. Naturally, the team made by Thomas Tuchel is considered one of the strongest candidates to win the title from the hands of Manchester City.
The first seven tests have been passed with satisfactory results. This time, the next test they have to face is the away game against Brentford.
Brentford is indeed a debutant team in the Premier League, but their progress this season is somewhat surprising. Thoms Frank’s concoction team beat Arsenal, overthrew Wolverhampton with ten players, matched Liverpool, and finally won at West Ham headquarters.
On paper, Chelsea are the favourites. However, if you look at the progress of Brentford so far, the Blues must not be careless at all.
Brentford (3-4-3): Raya; Pinnock, Jansson, Ajer; Henry, Onyeka, Norgaard, Canos; Wissa, Toney, Mbeumo.
Coach: Thomas Frank.
Squad info: Dasilva (injured), Sorensen (injured), Janelt (injured), Baptiste (injured), Ajer (doubtful).
Coach: Thomas Tuchel.
Squad info: Pulisic (injured), Kante (doubtful), Rudiger (doubtful), Lukaku (doubtful), James (doubtful), Silva (late joining the national team).
Head-to-Head and Performance
Head-to-Head di Premier League
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Last 3 Meetings
28-01-2017 Chelsea 4-0 Brentford (FA Cup)
17-02-2013 Chelsea 4-0 Brentford (FA Cup)
27-01-2013 Brentford 2-2 Chelsea (FA Cup).
Brentford’s Last 5 Matches (KMMSM)
11-09-21 Brentford 0-1 Brighton (EPL)
18-09-21 Wolverhampton 0-2 Brentford (EPL)
22-09-21 Brentford 7-0 Oldham (EFL Cup)
25-09-21 Brentford 3-3 Liverpool (EPL)
03-10-21 West Ham 1-2 Brentford (EPL).
Chelsea’s Last 5 Matches (MSKKM)
19-09-21 Tottenham 0-3 Chelsea (EPL)
23-09-21 Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (EFL Cup)
25-09-21 Chelsea 0-1 Man City (EPL)
30-09-21 Juventus 1-0 Chelsea (UCL)
02-10-21 Chelsea 3-1 Southampton (EPL).
Stats and Score Prediction
Brentford has only lost 1 time in the Premier League this season (W3 D3 L1).
Brentford has always scored at least 2 goals in his last 3 matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have always scored at least 3 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have only lost once in their last 12 away games in the Premier League.
Chelsea have always scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Brentford in all competitions.
Predicted final score: Brentford 1-2 Chelsea.
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Chelsea will meet Brentford in the matchday 8 Premier League duel , Saturday (16/10/2021) night WIB. Ahead of the duel at the Community Stadium, there are three Blues players who are feared to be absent from playing.
Chelsea were not in good form before the international break. Thomas Tuchel’s men lost two games in a row before winning over Southampton. Two consecutive defeats were swallowed when they met Man City and Juventus.
Brentford is indeed a promoted team. However, they are not easy opponents. Brentford is a promoted team with the most convincing performance in the Premier League. Arsenal and West Ham can be beaten. Then, Liverpool made trouble with a 3-3 draw.
Against Brentford who is in a good moment, the condition of three Chelsea players is in doubt due to injury and one due to other factors. Anyone?
Lukaku suffered a hamstring injury while defending Belgium in the UEFA Nations League semifinals. Lukaku then missed the match for third place. He left the Belgian national team ahead of schedule.
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Lukaku’s injury is reportedly not serious. However, no final decision has been taken by Chelsea. They have a difficult position. Playing Lukaku in the match against Brentford is important, but in the middle of the week there is a Champions League match.
Rudiger was not in the Germany squad for the duel against North Macedonia. Rudiger has a back injury. His condition is not serious. His condition is fine and is expected to be ready to defend Chelsea.
“Antonio Rudiger didn’t train as a precaution, he received treatment and did well today,” said Germany coach Hansi Flick.
“It was a precautionary measure for Toni Rüdiger. The last training was more of a regeneration issue. So it’s okay for him to be in the hotel,” said Flick.
Pulisic suffered an injury last September, while defending the United States in the match against Honduras. He has been out for quite some time due to an ankle injury.
Pulisic has been training since the start of this week. However, the former Dortmund player is predicted not to be ready for a duel against Brentford.
“His condition is not very good. There is still a lot of pain he has to adjust to. He is still in individual rehabilitation,” said Tuchel in early October.