Brentford vs Chelsea Preview, Team News, Likely Line-up & Predicted Score

By on January 26, 2013

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Chelsea continue the defence of their FA Cup trophy when take on West London rivals Brentford in the fourth round this Sunday.

The Blues will obviously go into the game as red-hot favourites but the League 1 outfit will smell a giant-killing at Griffin Park this weekend.

Chelsea saw their hopes of reaching Wembley in the Capital One Cup dashed on Wednesday night when they crashed out 2-0 on aggregate to Swansea and Brentford will be hoping they can inflict another cup surprise on the European champions.

However, they will have a tough task on their hands as Chelsea boast an incredible FA Cup record in recent years having won the trophy four our of the last six seasons, including last year when they beat Liverpool 2-1 in the final.

Team News

Chelsea interim boss Rafa Benitez will be without defender David Luiz after the Brazilian aggravated an ankle injury after coming on as a late substitute against Swansea in midweek.

Attacker Eden Hazard will also be missing as he starts a three-match ban after being sent off for violent conduct after appearing to ‘kick’ a ball-boy at the Liberty Stadium.

However, captain John Terry is back in contention and could start after recovering from a knee problem and he may play alongside Gary Cahill at the back. Fernando Torres is expected to come in for Demba Ba up front.

John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are away with Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations, while  Yossi Benayoun and Oriol Romeu are both ruled out with knee injuries.

Likely Line-up

Predicted score

The gulf in class should be evident this Sunday, but as we know football is rarely that simple. Chelsea have been inconsistent under Benitez and Brentford are doing well in League One – currently sitting third in the table. But if Chelsea apply themselves and put in a professional display, they will win the game. Brentford 0-2 Chelsea

What would your starting eleven be and what’s your score prediction? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

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12 Comments

  1. udeme aduak

    January 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    wow! chelsea will end up in smoke becus di matoe take 2 good truphy de give name by saying negative football nw benitez is playing positive foot football truphy less in think roman love dat one.

    • Andrew Chua

      January 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Speak English. Whatever language you were using is incomprehensible bro. What the fuck.

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  3. Destiny Ehi

    January 27, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Mr. Roman look out what we are be saying since if u buy willaim & felleni & isco all dis thing coo hv not heppen, if player see injury another player we come in, pls let d boss play d game our he want to play it ok

  4. Aboh Ochoche Joshua

    January 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Rafael Benitez has started yesterday again by saying hiz squad are nt strong enough! Can he explain wat diz hiz probable line-up iz all abt, wat iz wrong wit A. Cole, why nt play Ivanovic b4 Azpillicueta, why nt use Ba then bring on Torres @ 60-70th minutes, rather he wil play Torres until @ d 80th minuteq b4 bringing on Ba? I am really nt pleased wit Benitez squad rotation policy, why wil u rotate squad @ a tym u need 2 be winning gamez? Chelsea has d playerz, but Benitez iz nt making proper use of them!

  5. Agboola sheriff adebayo

    January 27, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Banitez shuld use osca in dat 10 positin.he has strenght,can hold and dribu, mata has no strenght.pls bear with me banitez try it and c what wil hapen

  6. Agboola sheriff adebayo

    January 27, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Banitez should av a squad instead of rotatin rubish.drop tores and start ba

  7. Urch

    January 27, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I wonda wots goin on in Benitez head…drop Torres n u’l get d result n stop mkin careless changes @ 80th min….it wont pay u rada get u zoomed off Rafa!!

  8. Corper Dikeocha Stephen

    January 27, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Whoever benitez like let he use. All i know is that chelsea will beat brentford 5-0 to nothing. That is the truth of the matter

  9. Agbo

    January 27, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Chelsea need to win dis march i dnt know what de chelsea manager is doing all about. I love chelsea fc up chelsea.

  10. Jasper

    January 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I fink is time for Raf Benitez to Understand that Chelsea shldn’t be a loser in all Competition.
    Chelsea Must win this Match..

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