Brentford vs Chelsea: Predictions, tips & betting odds
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Thomas Frank's men have impressed against both Arsenal and Liverpool and should be able to score against the current European champions this weekend
Saturday’s late kick-off in the Premier League is a first ever top-flight west London derby between Brentford and Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel’s men make the short trip to the Brentford Community Stadium.
The Blues went into the weekend top of the table following five wins from their opening seven games, yet the Bees are only four points behind them having made an impressive start in their debut Premier League campaign.
Brentford vs Chelsea latest odds
The Bees were victorious in their last London derby at home, beating Arsenal 2-0, while their most recent match in front of their own fans saw them play out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Liverpool.
Brentford can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) with bet365 to claim a historic win over their most illustrious neighbours, while Chelsea are priced at 4/7 (1.57) and the draw at 14/5 (3.80).
Brentford vs Chelsea first goalscorer
Romelu Lukaku is the clear favourite to break the deadlock on Saturday evening with the Belgian forward priced at 3/1 (4.00) to score first, something he has already done twice in the Premier League this term, although whether he is fit enough to feature remains to be seen.
Brentford’s top scorer last season Ivan Toney has two league strikes to his name this season and is priced at 6/1 (7.00) to open the scoring, with Kai Havertz and Timo Werner offered at the same odds.
Brentford vs Chelsea preview
Newly-promoted sides often struggle for goals in their aim to survive in the top flight, yet so far Brentford have had few problems in the final third.
Their total of 10 goals in seven games is the seventh highest in the division, with Thomas Frank seeing seven of his players find the back of the net this term.
Having scored three goals last time out against a previously barely penetrated Liverpool defence, Brentford will believe they can score once more despite Chelsea’s strong defensive record.
The Blues have conceded just three times this season (the same number of goals that Liverpool had let in before their visit to the Bees) but could be without both Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger, and opposing the visitors to keep a clean sheet should appeal.
Brentford vs Chelsea tips & predictions
Both teams to score is offered at evens (2.00) which looks like an attractive price for what should be an open derby.
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.