Chelsea vs Brentford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chelsea vs Brentford Match Prediction

By William Hall

Chelsea v Brentford Match Preview

Chelsea are having a remarkable season. They are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League and come into this match off the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Hull. Diego Costa came back into the starting eleven with a bang, scoring the opening goal. Gary Cahill settled the match late on with a good header. Brentford have not been the best on the road this season, and there is no doubt that this will be their biggest challenge. Brentford are currently 15th in the Championship, not looking as if they are going to challenge up the top end this campaign. This is a big chance to cause an upset, and a chance they will want to take. Our SBAT preview will bring you a form guide, team news and betting preview.

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Chelsea Preview

Chelsea will look at this game and feel they can get through to the next round without playing a full strength squad. It gives them the chance to rest some players, so they are even more ready for the Premier League. However, they cannot underestimate Brentford as the FA Cup always throws up some massive shocks. Chelsea will be happy to have finally got the Diego Costa to China speculation out the way. He didn't lose love with any of the Chelsea fans who were signing his name throughout the game on the weekend, before scoring just before half time. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has defiantly got the best out of his side this season, completely turning around their form from last season. This is a game they should be winning, and if he plays, I can see Costa running riot.

Diego Costa to score two or more 15/4 here

Brentford Preview

Brentford come into this game off the back of two straight defeats. The first was at home to Newcastle, which they would have thought they were unlucky not to get anything from the game. Their last game was away to Wigan where they would have expected to get points on the board. However, they slumped to a 2-1 defeat which would have been frustrating. There is no doubt the players at the club would have been looking at this fixture since the draw and buzzing to play at Stamford Bridge. There has been crazier things happen than a Championship side beating a Premier League team, so you really cannot write them off in this match. Scott Hogan has been the main man for Brentford this season, scoring 14 goals in 25 games. West Ham are keen on the player, so this is his chance to go and show that he belongs in the Premier League with the best players in the world.

Chelsea Team News

Chelsea have just two players out for this game with Charly Musonda (knee injury) and Todd Kane (cruciate ligament injury) both out.

Brentford Team News

Four players will be missing the trip to Stamford Bridge this weekend with Callum Elder (knee injury), Rico Henry (dislocated shoulder), Alan Judge (broken leg) and Lewis Macleod (knee injury) all out.

Betting Predictions and Tips

I really cannot see past Chelsea in this one. Brentford have got the toughest tie out of anyone else in this fourth round fixture list. Chelsea have been by far the best team in the Premier League and England this season. If Diego Costa is playing in this game, I really cannot see Brentford stopping him. He is making it tough for the best defenders in the Premier League, which shows what a top player he is. If Brentford are to have a chance in this one, I think it will be down to Chelsea putting out a weakened squad. But with the Blue’s without any European competition, they can afford to play their best team.

Chelsea -2.0 Asian Handicap 1.800

Chelsea to win both halves 8/13

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 3 games against Brentford

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 3 games played against Chelsea

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

26-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. L

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

22-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Cheltenham Town Team Logo Cheltenham Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

18-09-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

22-09-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea vs Brentford Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Asmir Begovic 199 83
26 CD John Terry 187 90
28 CD Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
5 CD Kurt Zouma 190 92
11 LM Pedro Rodriguez 169 64
4 CM Cesc Fabregas 180 76
29 CM Nathaniel Chalobah 185 75
6 RM Nathan Ake 180 71
23 CF Michy Batshuayi 184 88
22 RF Willian 175 70
14 LF Ruben Loftus-Cheek 191 88
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
14 CD John Egan 185 72
6 CD Harlee Dean 190 82
5 CD Andreas Bjelland 188 85
2 LM Maxime Colin 179 77
10 CM Joshua McEachran 178 65
8 CM Nicholas Yennaris 170 65
15 CM Ryan Woods 173 64
29 RM Yoann Barbet 190 77
19 AM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
21 CF Lasse Vibe 181 70