even games in their Premier League debut and Brentford are living the dream – with just one loss and a growing number of surprise scalps.
Chelsea made the small jump across west London on Saturday for a tantalizing and fairly rare derby. With Liverpool playing earlier in the day, a win may be needed to reclaim top spot.
It’s only since 1947 that these two teams have met in a league game, with the Bees’ last victory over the Blues going even further back, 82 years ago.
But the good start of the newly promoted squad could give them the confidence to clinch a famous victory over title contenders Thomas Tuchel.
Kick-off date, time and location
Brentford vs Chelsea are scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. BST 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.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online through the Sky Go app.
Brentford vs Chelsea team news
The international break has left Chelsea to sweat over the fitness of Romelu Lukaku (fatigue) and Antonio Rudiger (full back), both players missing their country’s second game of action this week.
Thiago Silva will likely return too late from Brazil, due to Thursday night’s game against Uruguay ending less than 48 hours before that game.
N’Golo Kante is however expected to be back after suffering from Covid-19, with Reece James pushing to get involved after returning to training.
Vitaly Janelt (thigh) and Kristoffer Ajer (hamstrings) 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 big success so far, with huge points taken away from 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.
History and results of face to face (h2h)