Chelsea visits Brentford in England, which should be a fun west London derby. Premier League. Newly promoted Brentford had a 3-3 draw in their last home game with Liverpool and Thomas Frank’s side is enjoying life in top flight as they prepare to host the European champions. The Bees have also had impressive wins against Arsenal and West Ham this season and will be quietly sure to cause more upsets and continue their strong start to the campaign.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea beat Southampton at Stamford Bridge before the international timeout, a result that was welcomed after back-to-back defeats by Manchester City and Juventus. The Blues have topped the Premier League chart for the weekend, but will be looking for an improvement in their performance levels, although the possible comebacks of N’Golo Kante and Reece James have helped with that. Romelu Lukaku will be aiming to get back into the goals after going three games in the Premier League without conceding a goal.
The Chelsea manager was wary of the challenge posed by visiting Brentford soon after the international break, especially as defender Thiago Silva was unavailable following his late involvement with Brazil. “It’s a big challenge and it’s always difficult for different teams, different countries, different styles of play, after all the travel and all the games,” Tuchel said. Said. “No one expects an easy game tomorrow, that is clear to us. We are facing a tough opponent at a very difficult moment because they are in a very good period, they have a lot of points and they deserve it.”
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80 minutes: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes to the bench. Mason Greenwood and Nemanja Matic were replaced by Scott McTominay and Jesse Lingard. Now they are faced with the difficult task of returning to this game.
78 minutes: Back! Leicester ahead! A Leicester corner goes into the penalty area and Patson replaces Daka. He lets the ball bounce and hits someone on the turn. De Gea stays low and blocks the shot with his left leg, but the ball goes back to Çağlar Soyuncu and it hits the back of the net from six meters.
75 minutes: Ayoze Perez is in the game for Leicester and plays a good ball to send Vardy behind the lines. He squares towards Iheanacho, but the offside flag is raised.
Tielemans takes the ball from Pogba in the middle of the court and flies it to the field. He pierces one from the edge of the box and focuses De Gea on a sharp save from the right. He hits the ball with a solid hand and pushes it towards the right post!
69 minutes: Wan-Bissaka catches the ball from the right flank and sends a square to the penalty area for Ronaldo, but the ball is behind the striker and Ricardo clears the ball.
United hold the ball and work to Shaw on the left. He again targets Ronaldo with his cross in the penalty area, but Soyuncu takes a glance at the ball and it hits Ronaldo and bounces for the goalkeeper.
66 minutes: Luck! Fernandes changes the game with a nice diagonal pass to Rashford from the left. Rashford enters the penalty area but blocks the middle. The ball comes to Pogba and sets up Fernandes for a long-distance effort, but he hits the ball auta into the far post.
60 minutes: Iheanacho and Tielemans combine to run the ball to the leading edge of the penalty area. Tielemans tries to play for Vardy, but Lindelof corners him.
Maddison sends it under the box, but United cope with it and fly forward in the counterattack. Ronaldo heads forward before sending the ball to Wan-Bissaka from the right wing. He shakes the middle and sends it straight to Schmeichel.