Premier League Gameweek 8
Oct 16, 2021 KO: 16:30

Brentford - Chelsea


Referee: Anthony Taylor
  45' Chilwell

Match preview

Lukaku a doubt - How Chelsea could line up against Brentford

Chelsea are sweating over the fitness of Romelu Lukaku for their Premier League London derby versus Brentford

Chelsea might be without Romelu Lukaku in their starting XI for Saturday's Premier League clash against Brentford.

The powerful striker withdrew from international duty midway through the break with Belgium due to what Thomas Tuchel has described as a "muscle overload".

Lukaku has since trained with Chelsea but it remains to be seen whether the former Inter and Manchester United man will be deemed fit enough to play from the opening whistle against the Bees.

If not, Timo Werner will be tasked with leading the line.

Edouard Mendy will start in goal behind a likely back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Trevoh Chalobah and Andreas Christensen.

Thiago Silva was on international duty with Brazil and in the squad for Friday morning's match against Uruguay so he will be unavailable, while Antonio Rudiger picked up a back injury while away with Germany.

Rudiger will be assessed closer to the game.

N'Golo Kante has missed training for a while due to coronavirus isolation but he is back and available for selection and could be selected alongside Jorginho, with Reece James and Ben Chilwell on the flanks.

Kai Havertz and Mason Mount both started the Southampton draw on the bench but could be restored to the starting XI in behind Werner.

Christian Pulisic remains injured with an ankle problem.

Chelsea predicted XI v Brentford

Match statistics

Brentford
Statistics
Chelsea
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
13
Draws
6
2
Losses
2
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
38
29
Goals Per Game
1.90
1.45
More > 2.5 Goals
7
7
More > 3 Goals
6
1
Scored First in a Match
12
14
Scored Both Halves
6
5
Won More > 1 Goal
9
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
11
13
Did Not Score
5
4
Both Teams Scored
7
8
Kept Clean Sheet
11
8
Won Without Conceding
8
8
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
618
717
Possession
57
54
Passes
442
536
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
15
Shots on Target
4.50
5.11
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.11
Crosses
19
19
Offsides
2.00
2.53
Penalties
0.25
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.55
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
18
13
Interceptions
8.45
8.56
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
19
13
Total Shots Conceded
8.80
9.35
Shots on Target Conceded
2.94
3.20
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.08
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
12
Yellow Cards
1.55
1.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.10

Injuries

  1. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  4. Shoulder Injury image description
  5. Unknown image description
  6. Ankle/Foot Injury image description