Prematch: Chelsea vs Brentford

Lampard will go all out to claim his first victory since returning to Chelsea as London Derby Day approaches

Published: April 24, 2023 16:45


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26 Apr 20:45

In short

After suffering four consecutive defeats since resuming his second spell at Chelsea, Lampard will look to find victory against Brentford FC on Wednesday in their London Derby. Kickoff for this matchup at Stamford Bridge begins at 19:45 (GMT+1).

Chelsea's Struggles Continue as They Make Premier League Appearance Following UCL Defeat

Chelsea are making their first Premier League appearance since being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League following an aggregate 4-0 defeat at Real Madrid, in a 1-0 loss at Molineux Stadium. After suffering consecutive Premier League losses, Chelsea are winless in five league matches; DLDLL. This puts them in 11th place overall with 39 points (10W, 9D & 12L]. Lampard’s team have struggled in front of goal this season, only finding success once in six games across all competitions. Their goal ratio stands at 0.97 GPG with 30 goals scored from 31 Premier League contests. The Blues have lost three out of their last six Premier League London derbies [1W, 2D, 3L], matching their total loss total from prior 14 matches and signaling a clear dip in form. Chelsea are winless in seven matches across all competitions [0W, 2D, 5L] since Lampard returned and have suffered four consecutive defeats since his return. Their last extended winless run occurred between October and December 1993 when they experienced an 11-game winless stretch. Raheem Sterling should lead Chelsea’s attack against Brentford as Lampard looks for his first win since returning. Meanwhile, Kalidou Koulibaly could move to Italy during the summer transfer window after reports of meeting between himself and Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Brentford End Winless Streak with 1-1 Draw Against Aston Villa, Set to Take on Chelsea Wednesday

Brentford came away from their 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at the weekend victorious after Ivan Toney scored in the 65th minute to put them ahead, before Douglas Luiz equalised later on – leaving both teams level going into full-time at Brentford Community Stadium. The Bees have not won in six games and now sit in 10th place with 44 points [10W, 14D & 8L]; five points ahead of Chelsea. Thomas Frank believes Brentford should have won at the weekend and is hoping they can end their six-game winless run against Chelsea on Wednesday. Unfortunately, they’ve lost six out of their eight away matches against them [2W, 0D, 6L]. Kevin Schade, Ivan Toney, and Bryan Mbeumo may be seen attacking together again against Chelsea this Wednesday.

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