Brentford vs Chelsea, live! How to watch, score, updates, videos, TV, odds, prediction

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Brentford vs Chelsea sees a new rivalry arrive on Saturday (start time 12:30 pm ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com) as this particular west London derby debuts in the Premier League.

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Thomas Frank and Thomas Tuchel do battle on the sidelines, as the newly-promoted Bees host the reigning European champions.

This is going to be an epic battle.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brentford vs Chelsea.

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Live score, updates, analysis on Brentford vs Chelsea! – By Joe Prince-Wright at the Brentford Community Stadium

Chelsea had a few chances early on but Brentford were a threat on the break, as Bryan Mbeumo came so close to giving them the lead.

A cross from the right caused havoc and Mbeumo hit the post, then somehow Chelsea cleared and thought they had taken the lead. Werner crossed for Lukaku to slot home but his goal was ruled out for offside.

Mateo Kovacic saw his free kick deflected just over as Chelsea started to take control.

Great atmosphere here in Brentford, as the Bees and Blues collide!

Brentford team news, injuries, lineup

Kristoffer Ajer and Vitaly Yanelt are both battling back to full fitness after respective thigh and hamstring injuries, while Mads Sorensen, Josh DaSilva and Shandon Baptiste are all long-term absentees for the Bees.

Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup

Thiago Silva is expected to miss out after returning late from international duty with Brazil, while Antonio Rudiger is also out with a back injury. Romelu Lukaku is fit after picking up small knocks, while Reece James and N’Golo Kante will both return for the Blues (James is not starting, Kante is). Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that USMNT star Christian Pulisic is still out with the ankle injury he picked up in early September.

Preamble

Thomas Frank’s Bees have been superb in their first-ever Premier League season, as they sit in seventh place and have 12 points from their first seven games of the season. Their impressive win away at West Ham last time out showcased their quality, while a home win against Arsenal and a draw against Liverpool has already proved they can mix it with the big boys. Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo will both relish the opportunity to rough up the reigning European Champions.

Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea sit top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend, but the Blues have had a few issues in recent weeks. Romelu Lukaku has had a dip in form, while a few key injuries have disrupted Chelsea’s rhythm. They will be the favorites to win as they make the short trip across west London to Brentford, but with so many Chelsea players away on international duty, it is never easy for these big boys to get going after the break.

Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Brentford are massive underdogs to win at +525, while Chelsea are heavy favorites at -176. The draw is +275.

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Prediction

This is going to be a lot closer than people think, but I think the extra class of Chelsea’s attackers will make the difference. Just. Brentford 1-2 Chelsea.

How to watch Brentford vs Chelsea live, stream and start time

Kick off: 12:30pm ET, Saturday
TV Channel: NBC
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

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