BREN VS CHE: Rudiger Doubtful, Lukaku Faces Late Fitness Test and Everything You Need to Know.
Chelsea will be visiting Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium ahead of their late kick-off match after recording a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton in their last match. They sit at the top of the table with one point clear after suffering two successive defeats to Manchester City and Juventus.
The match is billed for 5:30 PM West African Time and we will have fans available for the fixture. Brentford will be hoping to stun Chelsea just like they did to their fellow North London Club; Arsenal on the opening fixture of the campaign. Liverpool was also held to a 3-3 draw by the newly-promoted side.
Ahead of this fixture, a few of Chelsea’s first-team players could be unavailable for the game after returning from the international break. Christian Pulisic and Reece James are already out injured with both players expected to return to training latest ending November.
Romelu Lukaku was released from the Belgium National team by their coach due to a slight knock which was reported to fatigue. He will be assessed tomorrow to ascertain the extent of the injury ahead of the fixture. However, he has been on a goal drought for the Blues side since hitting his first foul goals at the first three matches of the season.
Chelsea’s player of the month Antonio Rudiger was also absent from Germany’s squad that played North Macedonia due to a back injury. His chances of making the team are very slim having been absent from Chelsea’s training on Wednesday.
Brentford will be without Josh Dasilva and Kristoffer Ajar for the encounter due to injuries. Chelsea has played against Brentford on fourteen(14) occasions, won eight, drew two, and lost four times to them. They haven’t met in a Premier League fixture before and so, the victory can go any way.
Ivan Toney is the star man to watch in the home side while Mason Mount of Chelsea will be back into the squad for the fixture. Anthony Taylor will be officiating the game with the blues fans praying a repeat of the scenario at Anfield doesn’t occur. With everything been equal, Brentford should pull a surprise with a narrow 1-0.