Chelsea vs Brentford Preview, Prediction, H2H Records, Livestream: Premier League 2021/22 Gameweek 8
The European champions take on the Premier League newcomers, as Alley Sport brings Chelsea vs Brentford preview and insights to this Premier League clash.
The Blues currently lead the Premier League table, but face a tricky side in Brentford, who have surprised the Premier League teams. Initially, it was expected that Brentford could be potentially in the relegation battle, however, they now lie in the 7th position, with 12 points. Last week’s heroic victory over West Ham would be a huge boost for Thomas Frank and his team, who face yet another London rivals Chelsea. The Blues are the current champions of Europe as well as current Premier League leaders, a difficult thorn in the fairytale of Brentford.
Chelsea vs Brentford Preview
Chelsea had a difficult evening against Southampton in their previous Premier League encounter, but managed a late surge in form to win the game 3-1, with a long awaited goal from Timo Werner sealing the game for the Blues. Chelsea face Brentford ahead of a congested schedule for the Blues, with UEFA Champions League and EFL Cup commitments along with domestic games, a real test for knowing if the Blues are champion material.
Brentford have been facing a tough run of fixtures, with a draw against Liverpool, a last-gasp win against West Ham, and now difficult games against Chelsea and Leicester City. Brentford have only lost once this season, a 1-0 defeat against Brighton, but have managed to successfully defend and play against difficult sides like Arsenal and Liverpool. They look to continue their fine form against the Blues, who would be ready for any challenge.
Chelsea vs Brentford Preview: Prediction
Chelsea though will be the favorites going into this tie despite how good Brentford has played since their promotion to the top division. The team is just significantly better than in every aspect than the opposition, who will surely test them well. My prediction for the game would be a close-fought contest ending in a 2-2 draw for the away side at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Chelsea vs Brentford Preview: H2H Records
Chelsea have faced Brentford just 14 times in their history, winning 8 out of those 14 clashes, while losing 4 and drawing 2. Their previous 4 encounters have been in the FA Cup, with Chelsea emerging victorious in 3 out of the 4, while drawing 1. Their last encounter was in 2017 FA Cup, where Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners against Brentford, with the likes of Willian, Pedro, Ivanovic and Bathsuayi scoring for Chelsea in a thumping win at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Brentford: Livestream
English Premier League will be broadcasted live in India on the STAR Entertainment Network, streamed online on the Disney+Hotstar App, as Chelsea takes on Brentford on 16th October 2021 10:00 PM IST/ 5:30 PM GMT/ 1:30 PM ET.
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