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

FA Cup holders Chelsea welcome London rivals Brentford to Stamford Bridge on Sunday lunchtime. Here’s is a preview, team news and likely line-up for the game.

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FA Cup holders Chelsea welcome west London rivals Brentford to Stamford Bridge on Sunday lunchtime looking to avoid a giant-killing in their FA Cup fourth round replay.

The Blues were on the verge of an embarrassing exit last month and needed a late equaliser from Fernando Torres to earn a 2-2 draw at Griffin Park and force a replay, so interim boss Rafa Benitez will be looking for his Premier League stars to dispatch of their League One opposition on home turf this weekend.

Benitez’s men head into to the game off the back of Thursday’s 1-0 win over Sparta Prague in the Europa League making it successive victories for the European champions following last Saturday’s 4-1 win over Wigan, so they look to be getting back to form after a difficult period.

Team News

Chelsea are able to welcome back defender David Luiz after he missed the Sparta clash through suspension in midweek. Striker Demba Ba is also back after being ineligible in Europe while Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel are in contention to start after their returning from exploits at the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria.

John Terry and Ashley Cole are pushing for a recalls after missing out last time out but Benitez may decide to rest the pair once again against the League One minnows. Midfielder Marko Marin may get a run-out and Oriol Romeu is the only remaining injury concern for the Blues.

Likely Line-ups

Predicted Score

Chelsea went to Brentford for the first game in poor form and were lucky to come away with a draw but at home it should be a different ball-game. The Blues should have way too much in reserve for their lower league opposition and we fully expect them to book their place in the fifth round and with it a trip to face Middlesborough. Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

What would your starting eleven be and whats your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. ukeme edung

    February 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    go 4 d wining and win

  2. Sobanke Samuel

    February 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    My team against Brentford..Cech..Azpillicueta,Cahill,Terry,Cole…Mikel,Luiz…Hazard,Mata,Moses…Demba..Prediction Chelsea 4 Brentford 0

  3. Salman

    February 16, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    We are winning the match by chelsea 3 betrend 0, scorers, moses, Ba, Hazard.

  4. Giga

    February 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Turnbull davecahillterrybetrandmikelluizmarinoscarmosesba


    February 17, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Chelseafc all d way.Ba,Hazard,oscer will be the scorer.

  6. dougy

    February 17, 2013 at 5:02 am

    petr,azipil,ivnovic,cahil,luiz at l.b,mikel,benayoun.moses,oscar, sub lampard-marin for benay to play l.w then oscar-torres and iva-terry captain petr

  7. Victor ofem

    February 17, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Hopefuly i belive we are going to beat brentford with 2 goals to mail,am mikel and moses are back,happy play chelsea

  8. Victor ofem

    February 17, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Chelsea all the way,Ba and Oscar on score line

  9. Nicksto Dawn

    February 17, 2013 at 5:29 am

    The blues have high chances of winning.

  10. Fidelis anaekwe

    February 17, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Chls ll be too much 4 them

  11. Onos kelly frm oginibo

    February 17, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Let us go for wining chelsea

  12. anteneh sisay

    February 17, 2013 at 7:55 am

    today chelsea win 3-0 goodluk for chelsea.

  13. Sheriff

    February 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Chelseafc can beat to 4 to 2, Ba, moses, harzard.lampard

  14. Corper Dikeocha Stephen

    February 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Cech, J.T, COLE, luis, ivanovic, mikel, oscar, hazard, mata, ramires Ba. Then chelsea 3 brentford 0

  15. Sheriff

    February 17, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Today chelsea win 5 to 0

  16. Mark Azi

    February 17, 2013 at 9:45 am

    i think our team chelsea is bouncing back gradualy.nw we hav moses n obi back in d squad.brentford wnt c a draw.its gona end chelsea4 – 1 brent.cech,iva, cahi,ashley.mikel ramires,moses, hazard,mata n d-ba ba

  17. Jide obi

    February 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I lv cfc bt wen i c our coach my mind changes i hate benitez as our coach i predict 3 -1

  18. Mark Sunday

    February 17, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Chelsea line up…Cech,Azipelcueta,cahil,Luiz,Bertran,Mikel,Ramires,Oscar,Hazard,Ba,Mata.
    Scores: Chelsea 3-0 Brendfort

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