In terms of the 2021-2022 season, Chelsea will face Brentford on October 16th, following the international break, in a matchup between the Blues and the Bees. Of course, after their September performances, Thomas Tuchel's men are expected to bounce back this month.
Chelsea, according to reports, is presently leading the Premier League table by one point over Liverpool. As a result, the Blues would have to keep their cool and play at a high level to beat Brentford.
Because, in terms of their Premier League performances thus far, the Bees have been tactically superb.
Meanwhile, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and N'Golo Kante's illness, Chelsea could field a team without Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy, and N'Golo Kante next week Saturday. Senegal and Brazil are both outside of Europe; therefore neither player will be able to return to Stamford Bridge next week.
Without Silva, Kante, and Mendy, Thomas Tuchel's side should be able to manage Brentford pressure. Chelsea will confront the Bees with a high degree of winning mindset if they want to preserve their league lead, since if they lose next Saturday, Liverpool would be able to leapfrog them.
However, the lineup below is capable of scoring three points in their first EPL encounter following the international break. Thiago Silva's expertise at the back and N'Golo Kante's strength in the midfield will undoubtedly be missed.
Nonetheless, this squad is capable of subduing and perplexing the Bees.
The following is the lineup:
Because Edouard Mendy is now on foreign duty and won't be able to return due to Covid-19 travel limitations, it appears that Kepa Arrizabalaga will take his place next Saturday. Regardless, the Spanish goalkeeper has the capacity and capability to save the day for Chelsea against Brentford, allowing Chelsea to maintain their Premier League advantage.
Because they are in Europe, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger are anticipated to return to Stamford Bridge before Saturday. They both dazzle as centre-backs, though, with Trevoh Chalobah. These three defenders will undoubtedly be able to silence the Bees, as the other squad has some dangerous players in front of them, such as Ivan Toney. The Englishman was superb against Southampton before the international break, so he'll work closely with the Danish and German players to secure the box.
Brentford's midfield is a bit sloppy, as evidenced by their performance against Arsenal. As a result, Thomas Tuchel does not need to adopt the three-man midfield formation in order to have adequate attackers up front. As a result, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho will shine as a duo, with the Italian defending and the Englishman playing as a deep-lying midfielder.
Against Juventus, Manchester City, and Southampton, Loftus-Cheek was outstanding. As a result, he can manage the midfield on his own and create space for his teammates.
Prior to the international break, Thomas Tuchel's men performed admirably against the Saints. Timo Werner on the right wing, Mason Mount on the left, and Romelu Lukaku in the striker position are all options for the German boss. Of course, the German striker sparkled last week, creating numerous chances for the Belgian.
Mount will enter the Brentford box from the left, while Werner will maneuver from the right, and Lukaku will position himself to score. According to reports, the Belgian maestro is expected to return to scoring form against the Bees, and the two wingers can actually assist him in this combination.
With this lineup, can Chelsea beat Brentford?
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