Chelsea resume their Premier League title challenge after the international break when they face a high flying Brentford outfit that will be looking to make life difficult for another big side.
The Bees have taken no time at all to settle into life in the big time under exciting manager Thomas Frank with the red and white side from west London currently in 7th place with 12 points from seven games.
This contrasts as only four inferior of the European Champions Chelsea who top the pile at this international break with 16 points from seven matches.
Both teams had wins in different fashions to give themselves big confidence boosts going into the break with Chelsea eventually dismantling Southampton at Stamford Bridge by 3-1 and Brentford leaving it late to pick up a 2-1 win over fellow Londoners West Ham United.
In terms of injury news for both sides, starting off with the home side, they will most likely be missing up to three players when the international period comes to an end.
All of; Kristoffer Ajer, Vitaly Janelt and Shandon Baptiste missed the clash against the east Londoners for various reasons and all three aren’t expected to make the clash at the Brentford Community Stadium against the Blues.
For their fellow west London opposition themselves, Thomas Tuchel will be hoping that some key players will return for this clash with both N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic expected back.
With everything taken into account, here is all the important information that you will need to know ahead of the fixture between the two London sides.
When and Where?
When: Saturday, October 16.
Where: The Brentford Community Stadium.
Kick-off time: 5:30pm (BST).
The game is to be televised as Sky Sports’ Saturday Night Football with coverage expected to start at 5:00pm after the round of 3:00pm games come to a close on that same weekend.
If you are unable to watch the game live, no need to panic at all as highlights can be found on the Sky Sports Premier League YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle goes.
Alternatively, you can catch extended highlights on Match of the Day as they show all the key events from seven games that will be taking place (including this one) in the Premier League on that same day.
Live stream details
If you don’t have the Sky Sports package, there is also no need to panic as we have you covered from all aspects on football.london.
Chelsea writers Adam Newson and Sam Inkersole will be providing coverage in the form of the match live blog, post-game ratings and other extraneous pieces throughout and after the game.
Whilst on the Brentford side of things, Uzzi Majid will be covering the match from this aspect as Frank’s men look to cause another scare to big opposition- just like they did not so long ago in the 3-3 draw with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Source by Football London