Predicting how Brentford vs Chelsea will play out tonight

All you need to know ahead of the match

10/16/2021 2:37:00 PM

Predicting how Brentford vs Chelsea will play out tonight

All you need to know ahead of the match

, both times thanks to goals from Yoane Wissa off the bench.Thomas Frank’s side are seventh in the table ahead of the weekend action, with Thomas Tuchel’s outfit top of the table.Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.When is the game?The match kicks off at 5:30pm BST on Saturday, 16 October at the Brentford Community Stadium.

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Where can I watch it?The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Subscribers can stream the match via the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab aNOWTV Day Pass hereto watch without a subscription.

We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content.What is the team news?Vitaly Janelt and Shandon Baptiste miss out in midfield for the home side, which should see Frank Onyeka come into the line-up. The decision for manager Thomas Frank then will be whether to play with three in attack or stick with the two-man pairing, after Yoane Wissa’s goals prior to the international break. Kristoffer Ajer is a doubt in defence.

Chelsea remain without Christian Pulisic, while N’Golo Kante could be back in if he recovers from Covid in time. Thiago Silva isn’t likely to be involved due to duty with Brazil, while there are fitness doubts over Antonio Rudiger, Reece James and Romelu Lukaku - though the latter should be fine.

Predicted line-upsBRE - Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Jensen, Henry; Wissa, ToneyCHE - Mendy; Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Havertz, Mount; Lukaku Read more: The Independent »

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