Chelsea were fully rested this weekend as their fixture. Against Manchester United was postponed due to the Red Devils having to play in the FA Cup. That could be a plus for them. Reset and review yourself from a bad performance that has lost 4 games in a row. Before the game, the Blues rank 11th with 39 points from 31 games.
Brentford’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday dropped them to 10th place with 44 points from 32 games, five ahead of Chelsea. Together, that means even if they lose, their ranks won’t change midweek.
Preparing for the Chelsea game
Frank Lampard’s team will not be named Armando Broya, who hurt him and Kalidou Koulibaly, who injured his thigh muscle in the game against Real Madrid. All fit are available as options in this game.
Predicted 11 Chelsea lineups
Defenders: Badiyachil, Silva, Cucurella
Midfielders: James, Kante, Enzo, Chilwell
Strikers: Havertz, Fili X, Mudric
Preparing for the Brentford game
Thomas Frank’s side will definitely be unable to call upon Pontus Jansson, Keane Lewis-Potter and Christian Norgaard due to injury issues, while Chris Of Ayer, who previously injured his calf. You still have to wait to check your fitness before the game starts again.
Predicted lineup 11 Brentford
Defenders: Hickey, Pinnork, Mee, Henry Midfielders
: Jansen, Norgaard, Janelt
Strikers: Embemo, To Ney, Shade
Predict the possibility and outcome of the competition.
It is a meeting between two teams on the decline. With Chelsea five games without a win in the league, while Brentford are six games winless in the Premier League. Only in this season, the performance standards of both teams are not much different.
The picture of the game should therefore even match. The home team is in possession of the ball, Opening the game to attack. While the visiting team waits to control the zone and rely on the speed of the attack to create a counter-attack.
Of course, Chelsea’s weakness at this time lies in the finish. If this problem is not solve. Even at home, it will difficult to beat a team like Brentford. Who seem to able to cope well with big teams. That’s why it’s expected that this game has a high chance of ending in a draw.