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Brentford BRE Janelt (50', 60'), Eriksen (54'), Wissa (87')
Premier League Gameweek 31
Apr 2, 2022 KO: 14:00

Chelsea - Brentford

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Andy Madley
Rüdiger 48'  
  50' Janelt
  54' Eriksen
  60' Janelt
  87' Wissa

Match preview

James to return? - How Chelsea could line up against Brentford

Reece James has been missing for nearly a month after injuring himself against Burnley, but could make a return here

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel heads into this weekend's Premier League fixture against Brentford with a number of injury concerns on his mind.

Andreas Christensen picked up an injury before the international break, and although he was still called up to the Denmark squad, he didn't feature in either match against the Netherlands or Serbia.

The second of those games was against Serbia on Tuesday, so it seems that he is still struggling for fitness and probably won't play for Chelsea on Saturday.

There is, of course, plenty of speculation regarding the future of Christensen, as Barcelona basically confirmed his arrival on a free transfer this summer.

There is more positive news surrounding Reece James, though, as he was not called up to the England squad which has allowed him to continue to recover from the muscular injury suffered against Burnley.

Callum Hudson-Odoi could be available again, too.

Edouard Mendy will start behind a back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger.

Should James be available, he should slot back in on the right-hand side, with Marcos Alonso on the opposite flank.

N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic might be given the nod in the middle of the park.

Mason Mount, Hakim ZIyech and Kai Havertz should lead the line, with the likes of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku again having to settle for a place on the bench.

Christian Pulisic will probably be on the bench too after a late return from internationals with the United States.

Predicted Chelsea XI v Brentford

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Brentford
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
15
5
Draws
3
2
Losses
2
13
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
37
21
Goals Per Game
1.85
1.05
More > 2.5 Goals
8
12
More > 3 Goals
5
6
Scored First in a Match
14
3
Scored Both Halves
5
3
Won More > 1 Goal
7
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
12
37
Did Not Score
2
8
Both Teams Scored
9
11
Kept Clean Sheet
10
2
Won Without Conceding
9
1
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
9.20
Shots on Target
5.20
3.60
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.93
3.45
Penalties
0.10
0.30
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.10
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.15
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
9.90
13
Shots on Target Conceded
3.33
5.35
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.18
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
10
Yellow Cards
1.55
1.60
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

  1. Knee Injury image description
  2. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  3. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  4. Calf/Shin Injury image description