After successful promotion through the Championship play-offs final season, Brentford have proven no worry towards their new opponents. The Premier League is commonly a frightening place for these arising from the second tier. Identities and managers are sometimes deserted in a determined bid to keep up top-flight standing. More typically than not, it ends in immediate relegation. But simply over a 90-minute stroll alongside the Thames from Stamford Bridge, brings you to the Bees’ glistening new Community Stadium – a spot that’s shortly turning into each membership’s least favorite day journey. Thomas Frank’s males have taken to the Premier League with a confidence hardly ever seen. The opening day victory towards Arsenal introduced their return, an Ivan Toney-inspired efficiency leaving a flimsy back-line dazed and shaken.
Pablo Mari and Ben White had been victims of Brentford’s high-energy, relentless show. Toney and Bryan Mbeumo gave the duo no relaxation in any respect whereas Sergi Canos and Rico Henry bombed on from their wing-back roles to overwhelm Mikel Arteta’s again 4 additional. Even Liverpool, current Premier League and Champions League winners and many a pundits’ tip for the title in 2021/22, couldn’t deal with the warmth. A back-four made up of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Andy Robertson could also be one of the star-studded in England, however nonetheless they succumbed to Frank’s system. A late win towards West Ham means they sit in seventh with seven video games performed. So, Chelsea have each motive to fret forward of their brief journey to Brentford this weekend, the hosts little question relishing the prospect to tackle the reigning European Champions in entrance of their vociferous dwelling help. But the travelling Blues followers can take confidence from one factor – Thomas Tuchel’s personal system. The 3-4-2-1 he favours will match the Bees, guaranteeing that Mbeumo and Toney can not overwhelm their centre-backs whereas his personal wing-backs can present the much-needed cowl towards Canos and Henry. This is a lure that each Liverpool and Arsenal fell into. All too typically, Toney was in a position to beat Matip, Van Dijk, White or Mari to the primary ball. Suddenly, there’s a gaping gap within the coronary heart of defence and inevitably chances are high given away and objectives are shipped. We noticed the success Brighton had towards the Bees in west London by utilizing their trusted three on the again. Robert Sanchez was compelled to make only one save all recreation, three fewer than Bernd Leno made and two fewer than Alisson. Introduction of secure standing, the results of Newcastle’s takeover, the world cup in Qatar – have your say on soccer’s largest points within the survey beneath. Antonio Rudiger might miss the match after choosing up a knock whereas on worldwide responsibility with Germany and it would additionally seemingly return too quickly for Thiago Silva who stays on worldwide responsibility with Brazil. But with the likes of Trevoh Chalobah, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta all out there and in a position to play in that back-three, it’s a technique Tuchel could be smart to stay to. Ben Chilwell’s superior tempo might also be retained to assist deal with Brentford’s wing-backs. Continuing to make use of his strongly most popular formation might seem to be a simple selection on the floor, nevertheless it might show important to coming dwelling with all three factors.