Brentford vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Tuchel on Chelsea injuries and Brentford

Chelsea visit Brentford in what should be an entertaining west London derby in the Premier League. Newly-promoted Brentford played out a 3-3 thriller with Liverpool in their last home match and Thomas Frank’s side are enjoying life in the top flight as they prepare to host the European champions. The Bees have also secured impressive wins over Arsenal and West Ham this season and will be quietly confident of causing a further upset and continuing their strong start to the campaign.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea defeated Southampton at Stamford Bridge before the international break, which was a welcomed result following back-to-back defeats by Manchester City and Juventus. The Blues came into the weekend top of the Premier League table but will be looking for an improvement on their performance levels, although the possible returns of N’Golo Kante and Reece James should help in that regard. Romelu Lukaku will be aiming to get back among the goals after going three Premier League matches without scoring.

The Chelsea manager was wary of the challenge posed by visiting Brentford immediately after the international break, especially with defender Thiago Silva unavailable following his late involvement with Brazil. “This is the big challenge, and it’s always difficult after all the travelling and all the games for different teams, different countries, different styles of play,” Tuchel said. “Nobody expects an easy game tomorrow, this is clear for us. We face a tough opponent in a very difficult moment, because they are in a very good moment, they have a lot of points and they deserve them.”

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Brentford vs Chelsea

Kick-off at the Brentford Community Stadium at 5:30pm BSTBrentford XI: Raya, Zanka, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Jensen, Norgaard, Onyeka, Henry, Toney, MbeumoChelsea XI: Mendy, Chilwell, Chalobah, Christensen, Sarr, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Kovacic, Lukaku, WernerChilwell smashes home half-volley on cusp of half-time to give Chelsea leadShow latest update


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

78 mins: Romelu Lukaku’s day is over and Kai Havertz comes on as his replacement. Chalobah mistimes a tackle on Toney in the Chelsea box and brings down the striker. The whole Brentford Community stadium appeals for a penalty but the offside flag goes up against Toney and Chelsea get away with one.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 19:06


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

75 mins: OFF THE POST! This is the chance! The one that Brentford have been closing in on. They attack from the right with the ball coming to Forss. He chips it over the Chelsea back line as Mbeumo makes his run. He brings the ball down and hits it with his left foot. Mendy leaps across but doesn’t get there and ball collides into the near post and bounces clear! Brentford cannot get any closer without scoring!

Michael Jones16 October 2021 19:04


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

72 mins: Sergi Canos’s day is done as he’s replaced with Saman Ghoddos. A long throw comes into the Chelsea penalty area is if flicked on towards the near post. Toney hits the volley on the spin and forces Mendy into a sharp save. He pushes the ball up nd over the crossbar giving Brentford a corner.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 19:02


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

69 mins: What a miss! Kante slips a pass into the box for Werner who manages to turn towards goal and knock it into space for Lukaku. Lukaku receives the ball into the six-yard box but he belts it over the crossbar! He sighs with relief as the offside flag goes up but that seemed mighty close.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 18:59


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

66 mins: Thomas Frank makes a change as well bringing Marcus Forss on for Frank Onyeka. Mount and Jansson tussle over the ball on the inside left but Jansson wins the battle and sends a pass to his fellow defender Pinnock who clears the Brentford lines.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 18:56


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

63 mins: Werner does well to nick the ball off Jorgensen an squeeze a pass out to Chilwell. Lukaku directs him to whip a cross into the box as he makes a run through the middle but Chilwell overhits the pass and it sails over Lukaku’s head.

Mason Mount is on in place of Mateo Kovacic.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 18:53


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

60 mins: Brentford have stepped a couple of yards further up the pitch allowing them to put increased pressure on the Chelsea backline. Chalobah and Sarr, so good thus far, suddenly seem hurried and under pressure. It’s been a good response from the Bees who are sensing a way back into this game.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 18:51


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

57 mins: Brentford’s corner comes swinging into the box. Loftus-Cheek heads it out but the ball is delivered back into the box. Canos collects it on the left side and looks to flick it over to Toney but Lukaku is back there and heads the ball clear.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 18:47


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

54 mins: The noise level rises as Toney and Chalobah get into a tussle. The Brentford fans go nuts as Toney wins a free kick just inside Chelsea’s half. They’re encouraging their team on.

Mbeumo sends the free kick over to the right side of the box where Pinnock wins a corner. Good period for the Bees this.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 18:45


Brentford 0 – 1 Chelsea

51 mins: Chelsea aren’t toying with Brentford but they’re passing the ball around with such confidence and ease it’s a joy to watch. The goal taken all the pressure off them and they just need to be sharp enough to cut out Brentford’s counter-attack.

Whenever Toney or Mbeumo have been given the ball though, Chalobah and Sarr are on top of them immediately to close off the attack. It’s impressive from Chelsea.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 18:41


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