Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds: Chelsea to Win
The Premier League 2021-22 table topper, Chelsea is set to travel to Brentford to face the challenge of Brentford. The two teams will come face-to-face at Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues brushed off their previous disappointments with a thumping 3-1 win over Southampton in the last match. Brentford has surprised everyone with their free-flowing attacking football under Thomas Frank. The high-flying bees salvaged a late 2-1 win over West Ham United in the last match.
The Sunday afternoon match between Brentford and Chelsea will be the 8th match of the season for both teams. Chelsea has 5 victories as of now while Brentford has managed to win 3 matches and has lost the same number of matches this season.
Brentford vs Chelsea Match Odds
Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
Chelsea has lost only one game since the start of the season. They came from behind to play a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Lukaku got to a fine start to his renewed Chelsea career as he opened the scoring against Arsenal which they went on to win 2-0. Their only loss came against defending champions Manchester City but they immediately got back on track with a 3-1 win over Southampton in the next match.
Brentford shocked everyone with their 2-0 win over Arsenal on their return to the top flight. Brighton & Hove Albion inflicted an unlikely defeat to the Bees but wins over Wolves and West Ham United has solidified their position in the Premier League table. Had it not been Virgil van Dijk’s last ditch tackle they would have claimed a crucial three-point against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds: Preview
On the back of a very successful campaign, the onus is on Thomas Tuchel to deliver this term. The manager replaced Frank Lampard in the middle of the last season and delivered the Champions League for the West Londoners.
They brought in Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and Saul from Atletico Madrid on loan as they seem ready to put up a fight for the Premier League title this season. So far they have looked pretty decent in all departments and are currently topping the Premier League table.
Brentford earned their rights for the top flight football as they outplayed Swansea city in the Championship playoffs final to end their 74-year wait.
They started their Premier League journey with a giant killing tag as they humbled Arsenal 2-0 to open their account. A number of excellent performances earned them plaudits and they will definitely fancy their chances against Chelsea on their home turf.
Chelsea is a point of adrift of Liverpool who is yet to lose in the top flight this season. Their loss to Manchester City is the only defeat in their tally so far and they have a pretty hectic fixtures line up with Leicester City and Manchester United ready to pile more pressure on them.
Lukaku scored on his Chelsea return but since then has clearly struggled due to a poor lack of service. Goals have dried him and Tuchel needs to make him score in a bid to keep their Premier League ambitions ticking.
The Belgian has been pretty sharp in the last few seasons and also scored in the 3-2 defeat at the hands of France in the UEFA Nations League semifinal. The player opened up in an interview recently.
I’m much more calm. I’ve matured with fatherhood and I’m more laidback. After winning in Italy and knowing what it takes to get there, that really helped me. In the last three years, I’ve been able to build something that I can take on for the rest of my career.
It can be complicated but when you really set your mind to do something and you really dedicate everything that you have to that goal, you can achieve it. I recognised my little qualities and talent but I also knew what I was not good at and I really spent a lot of time working on those attributes to be the complete package.
Now, it feels good. I’m very happy with the opportunity and we’ve started really well as a team. My team-mates have made life very easy for me and the coach is doing a great job. Our performances have been good but we’re always looking for the next challenge.“
Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Lineup
David Raya will be in the goal.
The three man defence will consist of Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock and Zanka.
Christian Norgaard, Frank Onyeka and Shandon Baptiste will have to fight it out in the middle of the pitch.
Rico Henry and Sergi Canos will be the two wingbacks.
Ivan Toney and Brian Mbeumo will lead the line.
Edouard Mendy is likely to keep his place in the goal.
Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Trevoh Chalobah will be in the centre of the defence.
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic will make their presence felt in the midfield.
Ben Chilwell and Cesar Azpilicueta will find their places.
Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi will complete the front three.
Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds: Why Chelsea Can Win
- Chelsea have more experienced players in their ranks.
- The likes of Lukaku and Timo Werner can wreak havoc.
Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
Chelsea has been in their top form this season. They have lost just one game and they currently sit at top of the points table with 5 wins and 1 draw. Brentford on the other hand has surprised the football fans and after 7 games, they are 7th in the points. They have 3 wins and 3 defeats and a draw as of now. However, considering the recent form as well as taking in account the head-to-head stats between the two teams, Chelsea has an edge over Brentford in their upcoming Sunday afternoon match.
The latest Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds also favors Chelsea over Brentford for this game.
Brentford vs Chelsea Head to Head
Saturday’s match will be Chelsea and Brentford’s first meeting in the Premier League. Prior to Saturday’s match, the two teams have faced each other 14 times across other tournaments. The London giants are way ahead with 8 wins while the Bees have claimed 4 wins. Two matches ended in draws.
In the last five matches between the two teams, Chelsea has dominated solely. They have won 4 matches while one match between the two teams ended in a draw.
2017 28 January
4 – 0
2013 17 February
4 – 0
2013 27 January
2 – 2
1950 7 January
0 – 1
1947 15 March
League Division One
0 – 2
Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction and Betting Odds: Match Details
Chelsea vs Brentford Matchday 8
Scheduled Date and Time: Saturday, Oct 16, 12:30 PM
Host Team: Brentford
Where To Watch: The match will be broadcast on the Sky Sports Premier League channel.