Brentford FC are looking to continue their winning ways after beating Chelsea 2-1 midweek, as they take on Nottingham Forest at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday at Gtech Community Stadium.
Brentford Record Back-to-Back Wins Against Chelsea, Now Aiming for Third Straight Victory against Forest
Brentford made Lampard’s troubles at Chelsea even worse as they recorded their first victory in five games with a 2-0 win over them [LLLDW]. “I am extremely delighted in many ways,” Thomas Frank declared after their success against Chelsea. “I find it truly remarkable that we won here again and am overjoyed for my players. It was truly fantastic.” “I don’t know many teams have done what Brentford have accomplished over the last two seasons – twice winning here – that is truly impressive,” said Aitken after Brentford recorded back-to-back wins against Chelsea away from home. The Bees made gains on the league table to move up one place into 9th position with 47 points [11 wins, 14 draws, and 8 defeats], and are looking for consecutive victories this weekend to move past Brighton [49 points] and into 8th. Brentford and Forest played out a 2-2 draw in their most recent Premier League meeting, leaving Brentford unbeaten against Forest in four games across all competitions (one win, two draws, one loss). Thomas Frank made an alterations in formation against Birmingham City, opting for a 5–3–2 formation featuring Ivan Toney and Wissa in attack before bringing on Bryan Mbeumo off the bench – who scored Brentford’s second goal! “To score here and celebrate with my teammates was truly unbelievable,” Cameroon international Anthony Agu said after scoring against Chelsea last week. Thomas Frank may opt to switch back into a 4–3–3 formation for Saturday’s clash against Forest, including Kevin Schade, Ivan Toney, and Bryan Mbeumo as attacking options.
Nottingham Forest Secure Victory, Move Further Out of Relegation Zone Ahead of Saturday Showdown with Leeds United
Nottingham Forest were victorious against Brighton on Wednesday evening and moved further out of relegation zone, according to Steve Cooper’s comments afterward. “Winning was always going to be important; that was our focus tonight.” However, he then noted their next game against Leeds United looms this Saturday – so keep your fingers crossed that Saturday is in your favour! “The atmosphere in our dressing room was excellent last night; however, our main priority now must be getting back onto the training field and preparing for Saturday’s important match-up,” stated coach Heeley. The Tricky Trees have moved up two positions into 17th with 30 points [7W, 9D & 17L] following their win and are just one point clear of troubled trio. Steve Cooper will likely field a 4-2-2–3-1 formation featuring Taiwo Awoniyi at the top. Due to injuries affecting numerous players (Neco Williams & Chris Wood among them), many may miss Saturday’s lineup.