We’re back, and Chelsea have to hit the ground running after the international break, with Liverpool and Manchester City already winning today (and Liverpool winning big, 5-0). We don’t need a similar scoreline, but we do need the three points to stay on top.
With a favorable schedule over the next few weeks, this is perhaps our toughest match on paper until the next international break. Tuchel has gone with a 3-5-2, which includes Malang Sarr at left-center back due to injuries and fitness concerns. We also have RLC in midfield and Lukaku & Werner starting up top!
Tuchel on Sarr starting: We like that Trevoh starts vs Toney on the right, we think this is a good fit. We like Andreas in the middle and not sure if Reece can play 90 minutes, so it was best to put Malang in his best position. He trains well with us, so it's his moment to show.— CFC Central (@CFCCentral3) October 16, 2021
Here we go!
Brentford starting lineup (3-5-2):
Raya | Pinnock, Jansson (c), Zanka | Henry, Onyeka, Nørgaard, Jensen, Canós | Mbeumo, Toney
Substitutes from: Fernández, Thompson, Foode, Forss, Ghoddos, Ajer, Bidstrup, Roerslev, Maghoma
Chelsea starting lineup (3-5-2):
Mendy | Sarr, Christensen, Chalobah | Chilwell, Kovačić, Kanté, Loftus-Cheek, Azpilicueta (c) | Lukaku, Werner
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, James, Barkley, Jorginho, Saúl, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi, Mount
Date / Time: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 17.30 BST; 12:30pm EDT; 10pm IST
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford, TW8
Referee: HAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA (Anthony Taylor); Paul Tierney (VAR)
On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); NBC, Universo (USA); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); SuperSport MaXimo 1, Canal+ Sport 3 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); NBC Sports Live, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!