The match of the 12th round of the Premier League between Brentford and Chelsea will take place on October 19 at the Brentford Community Stadium in London.
Wards of Thomas Frank in the last round with a score of 2:0 beat Brighton at home. Before that, the London club did not win in 3 consecutive matches of the championship (1 draw and 2 defeats). Brentford have 3 wins (all at home with a difference of 2-3 goals), 4 draws and 3 losses, which allows them to be in the middle of the standings with a slight gap from the closest rivals from the European Cup zone. At home in the Premier League, the team lost only 2 times in the previous 10 matches (6 wins and 2 draws).
Londoners in the last round on the road were stronger than Aston Villa (2: 0), this was the 4th consecutive victory in the championship. The team continues to hold the 4th line in the standings, 4 points behind third-placed Tottenham, but at the same time has 1 game in hand. Chelsea have lost just 2 of their last 13 Premier League games (8 wins and 3 draws), both of which have been away games in the current season. On the road, the wards of Graham Potter won 2 championships in a row.
The wards of Thomas Frank look pretty good at their stadium, in the last 10 home matches of the championship, if they managed to score more than 1 goal, then this led to victories. There are 6 such games in this series. Also in this segment of the games, it is worth noting that Brentford failed to score twice, which led to a draw with Tottenham and a defeat from Arsenal (0:3). Last season, in the confrontation with Chelsea, the hosts lost at the Brentford Community (0: 1), but were able to unexpectedly beat their fellow countrymen at Stamford Bridge (4: 1) big.
The arrival of Graham Potter to the coaching bridge so far has only a positive impact, with him the London club won 3 consecutive matches in the Premier League, while conceding only 1 goal. As in Brighton, the mentor immediately began to rearrange the defense, which so far gives results not only in the championship, but also in the Champions League, where Chelsea have 2 wins and 1 draw under the new coach, and also 1 goal conceded.
Our prediction is a draw.