Chelsea returned to good form prior to the recent international break, with a victory over Brighton in the EFL Cup before winning back-to-back Premier League games for the first time this season — beating local rivals Fulham and Burnley.
The Blues are now faced with a tricky spell in the top flight, however, Mauricio Pochettino’s side returned with a clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bright, and now host West London foes Brentford on October 28.
They are the heavy favourites in the Chelsea v Brentford odds, and they are going to need all three points from that game as their schedule is not on their side — with a run of games against Tottenham Hotspur (A), Manchester City (H), Newcastle United (A), Brighton (H) and Manchester United (A).
Brentford are on a run of six Premier League games without a win and have only picked up the full three points once this season, when beating Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage. So, Chelsea will fancy their chances.
As we look ahead to the 12:30 kick-off at Stamford Bridge, let’s recap the last four Premier League meetings between these two sides.
Chelsea 0-2 Brentford
Chelsea fans will not have fond memories of the last time Brentford made the short trip to the lucrative Fulham Road, as the Bees left their sting in a subpar Blues side fronted by interim manager Frank Lampard.
As they are ahead of this upcoming game, Brentford were on a run of six games without a win prior to kick-off. But they took the lead when Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta deflected a corner into his goal in the 37th minute.
There was more intent from the Blues in the second half. However, they were made to pay for wasted opportunities when Bryan Mbeumo put the game out of their reach and secured all three points for Brentford. It was the first time Chelsea lost four London derbies in a season since 2001-02.
Brentford 0-0 Chelsea
The first league meeting between the Bees and the Blues of the 2022-23 season was on gameweek 12 in October, and it ended goalless at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Chelsea were on a run of five-straight wins after Graham Potter’s first six games in charge, and while they remained unbeaten under the former Brighton boss after this 0-0 draw, this is arguably where things started to go downhill.
Ivan Toney and Azpilicueta forced saves in the first half, while Mbeumo had the best chance in the second 45 minutes with a free header just yards out from goal, but blew the opportunity.
Chelsea 1-4 Brentford
Brentford returned to the top flight for the first time in 74 years ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, and they had a memorable season.
This 4-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge must have been one of the highlights. The hosts took the lead through Antonio Rudiger in the 48th minute, but Vitaly Janelt had the Bees back on level terms within 180 seconds.
Four minutes later, Cristian Eriksen fired the visitors in front. Janelt doubled their advantage to mark a frantic 10 minutes at the Bridge. Yoane Wissa dealt the final blow when he made it 4-1 with three minutes to spare.
Brentford 0-1 Chelsea
Brentford and Chelsea’s clash on gameweek eight of the 2021-22 campaign was their first league encounter since 1947, and the Blues only just edged it.
It was a fiery start to the game, as Mbeumo hit the post before Romelu Lukaku had a goal ruled out for offside. It was on the brink of half-time where the deadlock was finally broken, with Ben Chilwell firing a rocket passed David Raya from the edge of the area.
The Bees tried to get back into it in the second half, but to no avail. Ivan Toney had a penalty appeal waved away, Saman Ghoddos was denied by Edouard Mendy, Mbeumo hit the post again and Christian Norgaard had an effort cleared off the line by Trevoh Chalobah, as the Blues held on for a point.