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Brentford vs Chelsea: Premier League preview


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even games into their Premier League debut and Brentford are living the dream – with just one defeat and a growing number of surprise scalps.

Chelsea make the short hop across west London on Saturday for a tantalising, and fairly rare, derby. With Liverpool playing earlier in the day, a win may be necessary to grab back first place.

Not since 1947 have these two teams met in a league fixture with the Bees’ latest win over the Blues coming even further back, some 82 years ago.

But the newly-promoted team’s strong start could give them the confidence to claim a famous win against Thomas Tuchel’s title challengers.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Brentford vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 5.30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Where to watch Brentford vs Chelsea

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Brentford vs Chelsea team news

The international break has left Chelsea sweating over the fitness of Romelu Lukaku (fatigue) and Antonio Rudiger (back), with both players missing the second game of their countries’ action this week.

Thiago Silva will also likely return too late from Brazil duty, due to Thursday night’s game against Uruguay ending less than 48 hours before this match.

N’Golo Kante should be back after suffering from Covid-19 however, with Reece James pushing to be involved after returning to training.

Vitaly Janelt (thigh) and Kristoffer Ajer (hamstring) are doubts for Brentford with Mads Sorensen (knee) and Josh Dasilva (hip) missing. Shandon Baptiste (shoulder) is also likely to be unavailable.

Brentford vs Chelsea prediction

The Bees have been a great success story so far, with some huge points taken off Arsenal, West Ham and Liverpool. But Chelsea have been able to get the job done even when not at their best, and have more than enough talent to win this derby.

Head to head (h2h) history and results


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