League leaders take aim at busy Bees

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2021/22 English Premier League

Matchday 8 of 38

Brentford vs Chelsea 

Brentford Community Stadium
London, England
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Kick-off is at 18:30 
Chelsea will be out to maintain their lead atop the 2021/22 Premier League standings when they take aim at an impressive Brentford side in a London derby on Saturday. 

Thomas Tuchel
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The Bees have made a solid start to life in England's top-flight and went into the international break this month in seventh spot on the league standings following a dramatic 2-1 win at West Ham United. 
Chelsea go into the weekend in top spot, a point clear of Liverpool and on the back of a 3-1 win over Southampton in their most recent outing. Victory against the Saints was preceded by back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Manchester City and Juventus respectively. 
"After two defeats we had to be careful that we didn't start being too sad or too worried because there was a chance to be on 16 points," Blues manager, ThomasTuchel, told the BBC after their win over Southampton. 

"It was important to have a better performance than the last two games, that we sharpened our mindset so that we are not afraid to lose. It was nice to play the way we did and get a deserved win."

Romelu Lukaku
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This will be the first meeting between the two sides across all competitions since a 4-0 win for Chelsea over Brentford in the FA Cup four years ago. The two teams last met in a top-flight fixture in 1947. 

Brentford vs Chelsea head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 13
Brentford wins: 4
Chelsea wins: 7
Draws: 2

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 8

Saturday, 16 October

13:30 - Watford vs Liverpool
16:00 - Southampton vs Leeds United
16:00 - Norwich City vs Brighton & Hove Albion
16:00 - Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 
16:00 - Leicester City vs Manchester United
16:00 - Manchester City vs Burnley
18:30 - Brentford vs Chelsea

Sunday, 17 October

15:00 - Everton vs West Ham United
17:30 - Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur

Monday, 18 October

21:00 - Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

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Published: 10/12/2021