Stamford Bridge plays host to a west London derby tonight as Frank Lampard desperately searches for his first win back as temporary head coach. It’s been an unfortunate second spell in charge for the Blues legend so far, with four successive defeats and a Champions League quarter-final exit leaving the chances of any sort of European football for next season looking very slim indeed.
Discomforted Chelsea are in dire need of a lift as they sit 11th and a full 14 points adrift of the top six with only seven games left to play in this miserable first campaign under the Todd Boehly and Clearlake ownership group, who are now close to appointing former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as Graham Potter’s long-term successor in the dugout.
Brentford presently sit one place and five points ahead of their local rivals in mid-table but a run of six matches without a win has derailed their own European ambitions under Thomas Frank. Follow Chelsea vs Brentford updates live below, with expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge.
🏴 Chelsea XI: Kepa; Chalobah, Fofana, Thiago Silva; Azpilicueta, Kanté, Enzo Fernández, Kovacic, Chilwell; Gallagher, Sterling
🏴 Brentford XI: David Raya; Roerslev, Zanka, Pinnock, Mee, Henry; Jensen, Janelt, Onyeka; Wissa, Toney
Watch and enjoy the match below;