BRENTFORD VS CHELSEA Live Stream Football Match Commentary EPL Premier League Today

An impressive 2-0 victory over Brighton on Friday night saw Brentford end a three-game winless run (D1, L2) and sneak back into the top half of the Premier League (PL) table. They will now aim to build on that in…

BRENTFORD VS CHELSEA Live Stream Football Match Commentary EPL Premier League Today

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An impressive 2-0 victory over Brighton on Friday night saw Brentford end a three-game winless run (D1, L2) and sneak back into the top half of the Premier League (PL) table. They will now aim to build on that in this midweek clash, although such games have often proven tough for Thomas Frank’s men to perform in given the Bees have failed to win across their last six midweek PL matches (D1, L5).
While the goals have dried up across Brentford’s recent winless run, their two against Brighton took their total for the campaign to 18, which is six more than they’d scored at this stage of last season, and a tally which only four sides can better coming into the round. Brentford will hope that’s a good omen to end a blunt attacking trend that’s seen them fail to score in four of their last six London derby home matches (W2, D2, L2).
That’ll be a welcome statistic for a Chelsea side who boast clean sheets in seven of their last ten matches away to London opposition (W7, D2, L1). They’ve also secured a shutout in each of their last two PL games (W2), with the latest against Aston Villa resulting in manager Graham Potter hailing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has endured a rollercoaster career at the club, as ‘world class’. Those two victories make up part of a six-game unbeaten run (W5, D1) for Potter since taking over as Blues boss last month.
This fixture had an interesting H2H quirk last season which saw the away team on the day win all three competitive matches between the two (Chelsea: W2, L1). Confidence should therefore be high that Potter can become only the eighth PL manager to win his first four PL matches in charge of a club, and interestingly, four of the previous seven have actually been Chelsea managers!
Players to watch: Thanks to his double on Friday, Ivan Toney has scored 30% of Brentford’s total PL goals – that’s the highest percentage of any player in the competition. Loving life under Potter, Mason Mount has registered five goal contributions across his last three competitive matches for Chelsea (G2, A3).
Hot stat: No PL side has conceded fewer away league goals after the break this season than Chelsea’s one.
WILL NOT PLAY
Hickey A.
(Ankle Injury)
Norgaard C.
(Knock)
Strakosha T.
(Ankle Injury)
Fofana W.
(Knee Injury)
James R.
(Knee Injury)
Kante N.
(Hamstring Injury)
QUESTIONABLE
Jansson P.
(Thigh Injury)
Silva T.
(Thigh Injury)
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