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Brentford vs Chelsea Preview: Probable Lineups, Prediction, Tactics, Team News & Key Stats

Chelsea will aim to consolidate their position atop the Premier League table when they take on Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday. #Brentford #ChelseaFC #Premierleague
Chelsea will aim to consolidate their position atop the Premier League table when they face Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday.

The 2021/22 Premier League season continues after the end of the international break with Gameweek 8. The action kick-starts on Saturday afternoon, when Watford welcome Liverpool to Vicarage Road and will also end in the capital, when Brentford welcome to Chelsea at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Brentford have proven to be a hard nut to crack early in the 2021/22 season, having been beaten just once after their first seven Premier League games. The Bees have produced some big displays already, beating Arsenal and West Ham United while holding Liverpool to a 3-3 draw. Such a superb start to the campaign has helped Thomas Frank & co. climb up to seventh on the table, just four points off leaders Chelsea.

Speaking of the Blues, they have continued to impress under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel, earning a creditable draw against Liverpool while also blowing most other opponents away, with their only blemish coming against Manchester City, as far as the Premier League is concerned. The consistent performances for the most part has left Chelsea at the top of the table, a point ahead of Liverpool.

This will be the first ever instance when Brentford and Chelsea will be facing off against each other in the Premier League, and ahead of the maiden such meeting between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter.

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