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Brentford humiliate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with Christian Eriksen among the scorers as he scores his first Premier League goal since suffering cardiac arrest


Brentford picked up an astonishing 4-1 win at Chelsea on Saturday as Christian Eriksen scored his first Premier League goal since suffering cardiac arrest.

The Bees stunned Stamford Bridge with a remarkable second-half turnover as they came from behind to turn the game around, and more.

Brentford had a great day at Stamford Bridge
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There were protests outside the stadium ahead of kick-off as hundreds of Chelsea fans gathered to make their case against a potential takeover by the Ricketts family.

When the game started, it was Brentford who started brighter as Chelsea were disappointed in the first 45.

Either way, both teams went 0-0 at halftime and it wasn’t until the start of the second half that the game exploded.

Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring in the 48th minute, sending in a long shot to put Chelsea ahead.

The German defender had tried many times to hit the net from distance in the past and eventually produced the goods with marvelous effort.

Brentford humiliate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with Christian Eriksen among the scorers as he scores his first Premier League goal since suffering cardiac arrest
Rudiger emphatically celebrated…
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Brentford humiliate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with Christian Eriksen among the scorers as he scores his first Premier League goal since suffering cardiac arrest
…but Janelt quickly put an end to the celebrations
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However, Vitaly Janelt equalized almost immediately to bring Brentford level.

The hosts let the collective minds linger on Rudiger’s goal and the Bees took advantage to sneak in, Janelt delivering a smart finish.

In the 54th minute, the visitors had turned the tide.

Eriksen knocked home a square ball from Bryan Mbeumo to put Brentford 2-1 up.

Brentford humiliate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with Christian Eriksen among the scorers as he scores his first Premier League goal since suffering cardiac arrest
Eriksen scored twice for Denmark during the international break and has now found the net for his club
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Brentford humiliate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with Christian Eriksen among the scorers as he scores his first Premier League goal since suffering cardiac arrest
He was delighted to be back on the Premier League scoresheet
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Mbeumo’s quick break caught Chelsea on the back foot and the Bees striker took full advantage of the defensive disarray to give Eriksen a direct finish.

Then, remarkably, Brentford scored again to lead 3-1 on the hour mark.

Janelt once again slipped behind the Chelsea defense and headed home as the opposing team caught their hosts three times in a row, leaving Stamford Bridge reeling.

The Blues failed to reduce the deficit in the final 30 minutes and Brentford sealed a magnificent victory over their London rivals in the closing stages.

A more calamitous defence, this time a dismal clearance attempt from Rudiger, allowed Yoane Wissa an easy goal to cement a 4-1 win – Brentford’s first victory over Chelsea since 1939.

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