Brentford vs Chelsea live stream: start time, team news and how to follow

Brentford welcomes Chelsea to the Gtech Community Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

The Blues have taken shape under new manager Graham Potter, winning every game in the league since his appointment.

Potter has had a brilliant start to life at Chelsea

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Potter has had a brilliant start to life at Chelsea

Another three points would mean Potter joins José Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti as managers who won their first four games in charge of a club.

However, they will have to watch out for Bees striker Ivan Toney who hopes to continue his scoring form this season to increase his chances of being selected for England’s World Cup squad.

Brentford vs Chelsea: How to follow

This Premier League clash will take place on Wednesday, October 19.

Kickoff at Gtech Community Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The game will be streamed live on Amazon Prime Video alongside all of this week’s Premier League matches.

It is available to everyone who has an Amazon Prime account.

talkSPORT will have live updates on all the action throughout the week.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Toney scored a brace in Brentford's 2–0 win over Brighton

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Toney scored a brace in Brentford’s 2–0 win over Brighton

Brentford vs Chelsea: team news

Christian Norgaard has not played since August after suffering a serious injury, while Pontus Jansson has missed the Bees’ last two games.

Chelsea will be without Reece James after he was sidelined for eight weeks with a knee injury that could keep him out of the World Cup.

N’Golo Kante is unavailable after suffering a setback while recovering from his hamstring injury.

The Blues will also miss Wesley Fofana following his injury against AC Milan and Stamford Bridge.

James' fitness for the World Cup is now in doubt

James’ fitness for the World Cup is now in doubt

Brentford vs Chelsea: What has been said?

Chelsea have kept four successive clean sheets in all competitions and manager Potter has identified why they have been so solid at the back.

He said: “I think it’s a collective desire to make things ugly in the game. A collective idea to help us and be together.

“If we have to suffer, we will suffer. We have humility and we know that sometimes the rival can beat us, that’s normal in football.

“But you can see players running and you can see players getting in the way to block shots. That’s an important part of the game because we have quality in the group.”

Potter's side have only conceded two goals since his appointment

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Potter’s side have only conceded two goals since his appointment

Brentford vs Chelsea: match details

  • Brentford’s Ivan Toney has scored with all eight of his Premier League penalties, with only Dimitar Berbatov (9/9) and Yaya Touré (11/11) having better 100% from the spot records in the competition.
  • Chelsea have won all three of their Premier League games under Graham Potter; there have been seven occasions in which a manager has won each of his first four in charge of a club, four of them at Chelsea (Mourinho, Hiddink, Ancelotti, Sarri).
  • Mason Mount has been involved in four goals in his last two Premier League appearances for Chelsea (2 goals, 2 assists), one more than in his previous 13 combined (1 goal, 2 assists).
  • Ivan Toney has scored six goals in his last five Premier League games, accounting for 75% of Brentford’s total in these games (6/8). Overall, Toney has scored 30% of the Bees’ Premier League goals, the highest percentage of any player for a team in the competition.
  • Chelsea have won their last five games in all competitions, winning each of the last four without conceding. The last time they had a longer winning streak keeping a clean sheet was in January/February 2007 (6).
  • Chelsea have won nine of their last 10 London derbies away from home in the Premier League, keeping seven clean sheets in the process. His only loss in this streak was against West Ham in December of last season (2-3).
  • Brentford have not scored in four of their six home London derbies in the Premier League (W2 D2 L2), winning the only two games in which they found the net (2-0 against Arsenal and West Ham last season). .
  • Only on Fridays (37.5%) does Chelsea have a lower win rate on a specific day of the week in the Premier League than on Wednesdays (47%: 64 wins from 137 games).
  • Brentford have not won any of their six midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) Premier League games (D1 L5), with their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace this season their only point from such meetings.
  • The away team won all three meetings between Brentford and Chelsea in all competitions last season, with the Blues claiming two wins at the Brentford Community Stadium (1-0 league, 2-0 League Cup).
  • Brentford look to win back-to-back league games against Chelsea for the first time in February 1939, following their 4-1 victory at Stamford Bridge in April.

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