CHE vs BRE: Match Preview Venue, Kick-off Time, Team News, Form, Formation And Potential Lineups

On Wednesday, March 26th, 2023 at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea and Brentford will go head-to-head in the West London Derby, with kick-off set for 19:45 West African Standard Time.

Match Preview

Chelsea had an extended break last weekend due to Manchester United’s FA Cup involvement, providing the Blues with additional preparation time. They will be looking to end their seven-match winless run, having lost five of those games.

Brentford has also been struggling, with their winless run extending to six matches after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. They have slipped to 10th place and are far off the pace for a top-six finish.

Team News

Chelsea

Frank Lampard will be without the injured Armando Broja and Kalidou Koulibaly. Due to Koulibaly’s absence, Lampard may opt for a three-man backline.

Premier League Form: D-L-D-L-L

Possible Formation: (3-4-2-1)

Chelsea is expected to play in a 3-4-2-1 formation, with Arrizabalaga in goal, Badiashile, Silva, and Fofana as the center-backs, Chilwell, Kovacic, Fern√°ndez, and James as the midfielders, and Gallagher, Sterling, and Havertz as the attackers.

Potential Starting XI: Kepa; Fofana, Silva, Badiashile; James, Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell; Gallagher, Sterling; Havertz.

(Photo Credit: Create Formation)

Brentford

The Bees have a more extensive list of absentees, including Keane Lewis-Potter, Kristoffer Ajer, and Pontus Jansson. Christian Norgaard is also doubtful to start after suffering an injury in the last match.

Premier League Form: D-L-L-L-D

Possible Formation: (4-3-3)

Thomas Frank is expected to play in a 4-3-3 formation, with Raya in goal, Henry, Mee, Pinnock, and Hickey as the defenders, Jensen, Onyeka, and Dasilva as the midfielders, and Wissa may replace Schade on the left if Frank decides to rotate the squad.

Potential Starting XI: Raya; Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry; Dasilva, Onyeka, Jensen; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.

(Photo Credit: Create Formation)

Conclusion

Despite Chelsea’s stronger lineup, both teams have struggled to find form recently, and a draw seems likely. This game promises to be an exciting encounter, with both sides looking to turn their fortunes around and get back to winning ways.

 

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