Chelsea vs Brentford LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest updates today

Chelsea vs Brentford LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest updates today

Chelsea vs Brentford LIVE!

Brentford snatched a 2-0 win away at Chelsea on Saturday thanks to a header by defender Ethan Pinnock and a last-minute breakaway goal by Bryan Mbeumo as the expensively assembled Blues failed to turn possession into goals once again. Chelsea have now won only one of their last 13 home league games, a dismal run stretching back into last season when they fired managers Thomas Tuchel and then Graham Potter.

The hosts started the west London derby on the front foot and winger Noni Madueke almost broke the deadlock in the first half when his curling shot hit the crossbar with 10 minutes on the clock. But Brentford soaked up everything Chelsea could throw at them with centre forward Nicolas Jackson, back in the starting 11 after an injury, unable to provide much of a threat.

Brentford leap-frogged their neighbours into 10th spot, while Chelsea dropped to 11th ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures. Read the game back below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Brentford latest news

  • GOAL! Mbeumo seals it in added time

  • GOAL! Pinnock against the run of play


14:30 , Alex Young

99min: That's it!


14:26 , Alex Young

97min: Mbeumo seals it on the break with Sanchez out of his goal!

14:25 , Alex Young

95min: Chelsea throwing everything at it - James the latest to see a shot blocked - but nothing. Sanchez is up.

14:21 , Alex Young

91min: Six minutes added on as Mbeumo goes inches away from extending Brentford's lead.


14:20 , Alex Young

90min: Chelsea assistant manager Jesus Perez gets his marching orders as Chelsea struggle to break down Brentford.

14:19 , Alex Young

88min: It just will not land for Chelsea! James finally gets in behind but Palmer and Washington can't stretch enough to make contact inside the area.

14:13 , Alex Young

83min: A super cross from Sterling towards the back post but Gallagher is a foot away from making contact. We haven't seen enough of that today.

14:12 , Alex Young

81min: Washington and Ugochukwu replace Caicedo and Cucurella. Pochettino rolling the dice.

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14:07 , Alex Young

Chelsea have won just one in their last 12 games and it was at home to league minnows Luton. Even a draw feels disappointing but they would take it now.

Brentford have taken the lead in six games and won only two so there is some hope.

14:07 , Alex Young

76min: Maupay and Yarmolyuk are on for Brentford. Wissa and Janelt make way.

14:05 , Alex Young

75min: Half-hearted shouts for a Chelsea penalty are James' cross hits a player but, again, there's nothing in it.

14:03 , Alex Young

72min: Chelsea really getting nervous now. Jackson is offering nothing up front but there's no one to replace him.

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13:57 , Alex Young

Reece James has come on for Axel Disasi and Ian Maatsen on for Noni Madueke. Reminder: Chelsea have no senior attacking players on the bench today.

13:53 , Alex Young

63min: Chelsea look a bit out of ideas against this defence. Pochettino needs to look at his bench.

13:51 , Alex Young

61min: Sterling tries to make something happen immediately with a neat jink into the area, but he is eventually dispossessed.


13:49 , Alex Young

59min: Breakthrough! Pinnock flies in at the back post to break the deadlock!

A stunner header, and he wasn't tracked at all. Against the run of play.

13:47 , Alex Young

57min: Chelsea pushing and pushing but Brentford are doing a great job to restrict them. Jackson has a pop from the edge of the area but it almost goes out for a throw in.

13:46 , Alex Young

53min: VAR check for Chelsea penalty as Sterling's cross hits a Brentford defender in the area, but there's nothing doing.


13:41 , Alex Young

49min: First real chance for the second half and Brentford almost score! Janelt has the goal gaping but hits the biggest chance of the game right at Sanchez.

Chelsea so close to getting stung against the run of play, living dangerously.

Second half!

13:36 , Alex Young

46min: Back underway.

13:34 , Alex Young

Here come the teams for the second half.

13:31 , Alex Young

I will give Brentford some more credit, as they have been well organised at the back. They just need to get their forward line more involved.


13:19 , Alex Young

48min: That's your lot for the first half. The game lost momentum as the half wore down but Chelsea will be happy so far.

13:18 , Alex Young

46min: Caicedo looks to nick Jensen's ankle from behind. VAR have a look but it'll only be a free kick.

13:17 , Alex Young

45min: Two minutes added on.

13:16 , Alex Young

44min: Palmer is on every set piece. This time he bends a free kick about 25 yards out over the bar.

13:14 , Alex Young

43min: Brentford really struggling to get Mbeumo or Wissa into the game. Chelsea carrying all the threat.

13:11 , Alex Young

40min: For the second time this game, Cucurella is spotted darting into the area but he can't get his finish right. Promising movement.

13:09 , Alex Young

38min: Madueke's volley inside the area is deflected behind. Palmer takes the corner but Brentford clear with the first man.

13:08 , Alex Young

36min: Caicedo wins a free in the centre of the park. Brentford getting a tad frustrated as Chelsea stretch them across the park.

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13:04 , Alex Young

Brentford's back four have been excellent whenever Chelsea get in the box. They are dominating physically in tight areas but Chelsea have their backs against the wall now.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

13:03 , Alex Young

31min: Chelsea fans kind of cry for another penalty as Gallagher slips in the area. Obviously nothing doing. Blues back on top now, though.

13:02 , Alex Young

28min: Brentford enjoying a few minutes on the ball, albeit while making little in-roads. A breather, at least.


12:57 , Alex Young

25min: Sterling takes a tumble under pressure from Roerslov and that looks like a penalty to me. VAR take a look but decide not. Interesting.

12:55 , Alex Young

24min: Chelsea players are almost queuing up to score at the moment. Attack vs defence as Brentford hold on, for now.

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12:54 , Alex Young

Cole Palmer is ridiculous. What have Man City done by selling him?!

12:52 , Alex Young

21min: Close again! This time the ball falls to Sterling inside the area but he blazes out.

He had to hit the target, then.

12:51 , Alex Young

20min: So close! Palmer inswinging cross is inches away from Cucurella's darting run into the area.

12:50 , Alex Young

19min: Chelsea probing with Palmer and Sterling but Brentford just swarm them within seconds.

12:48 , Alex Young

17min: Bit of a pause in play but Madueke should be OK. He yelped in pain so good to see him up on his feet.

12:47 , Alex Young

15min: Uh oh, Madueke is down and stays down.

12:43 , Alex Young

11min: Great game, this. Sanchez is forced into a save at his near post and second later Sterling is darting into the area and lays to ball off for Madueke to have another pop.


12:42 , Alex Young

10min: Stunning effort from Madueke on the right as he takes on Hickey and then bends a shot from a tight angle which hits the corner of post and bar!

Almost a wonderstrike.

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12:39 , Alex Young

This game has gone from end-to-end early on. It is really entertaining with Brentford's pressing and set-pieces causing problems but rapid Chelsea counters also threatening.

12:37 , Alex Young

5min: This is where Chelsea excel. Brentford make a mess of a throw in and the hosts break through Sterling, who ignores Jackson through the middle and finds Palmer on the right. The summer signing tries to return the favour into the area but Brentford just about get the ball away.


12:35 , Alex Young

4min: All you can hear are the Brentford fans so far.

12:34 , Alex Young

3min: A few early set-pieces for Brentford but nothing much doing just yet.


12:31 , Alex Young

1min: Here we go!

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12:28 , Alex Young

A big Matthew Harding banner is displayed in the end named after the former shareholder in and around the anniversary of his death in a helicopter crash.

12:27 , Alex Young

Here come the teams!

12:23 , Alex Young

Almost time. The teams are back in their dressing rooms

Dimitar Berbatov predicts

12:17 , Alex Young

"I will go for Chelsea. They need to find their consistency. They pick up speed and when you’re winning 2-0 against Arsenal, that is when you need to be more solid and know how to protect that lead because Arsenal have the quality to hurt you.

"Against Brentford, they cannot afford to do something like this again. They have enough quality to win the game. Prediction: 1-0."

Mauricio Pochettino on Fernandez and Mudryk on TNT Sports

12:14 , Alex Young

"Both of them felt a small muscle strain yesterday, but I hope they will be available for the next game. It's not a big issue, should be fixed in the next few days. We are going to miss both of them as they are very good players, but we have a very big squad to cope with that.

"Yes maybe [the arrival of the new baby for Enzo Fernandez] was the reason he could not train and felt uncomfortable yesterday. But he is going to rest now and recover as quick as possible."

Chelsea vs Brentford match odds

12:11 , Alex Young

Chelsea being well-supported in the markets today despite the London derby record.

  • Chelsea 6/10

  • Draw 31/10

  • Brentford 9/2

Odds via Betfair.

Team news

12:01 , Alex Young

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino handed a start to Noni Madueke with Enzo Fernandez absent from the side.

Axel Disasi also returned to the starting line-up with Malo Gusto dropping to the bench, and there was no place in the squad for Mykhailo Mudryk.

For Brentford, Neal Maupay and Frank Onyeka dropped to the bench after last week's victory over Burnley, with Aaron Hickey and Mads Roerslev coming in.

11:51 , Alex Young

Even Thomas Frank is surprised by Enzo Fernandez's absence.

He tells TNT Sports: "Fernandez is a surprise. He must be injured."

Pochettino will soon let us know.

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11:41 , Alex Young

Noni Madueke make his first Premier League start under Mauricio Pochettino and Axel Disasi looks to be playing at right back in response to Brentford’s physicality, with Reece James on the bench.

Nicolas Jackson makes his first Chelsea start in over a month. Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk are both surprisingly not available. Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt be asked about their absence.

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(Getty Images)

Team news in full

11:35 , Alex Young

Chelsea XI: Sanchez; Disasi, Thiago Silva, Colwill, Cucurella; Gallagher, Caicedo; Madueke, Palmer, Sterling; Jackson

Subs: Badiashile, Ugochukwu, James, Gusto, Petrovic, Maatsen, Deivid Washington, Beach, Matos.

Brentford XI: Flekken, Ajer, Pinnock, Collins, Roerslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Hickey, Mbeumo, Wissa.

Subs: Maupay, Jorgensen, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Mee, Strakosha, Yarmolyuk, Olakigbe, Brierley

Brentford XI

11:31 , Alex Young

...and the visitors!

Chelsea XI

11:30 , Alex Young

A few surprises!

11:18 , Alex Young

Team news is imminent from Stamford Bridge.

Frank says Poch will have Chelsea on top in two years

11:05 , Alex Young

Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes Chelsea will be competing against the best teams in the Premier League within two years under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Bees make the short trip across West London on Saturday, with Chelsea unbeaten in four games in all competitions and showing clear signs of improvement under the Argentinian.

"[Pochettino] has done fantastically his whole coaching career," Frank said at his pre-match press conference.

"He knows what it takes to build a club to a high level; you can see them moulding more and more together.

"They have so much pace on the counters, and we have to stop crosses from the side.

"Chelsea look really promising. The players they have are very high quality. Their talent and potential is really exciting.

"I can see this squad competing in two years, or maybe earlier depending on how their development goes."


Pochettino delivers Nkunku update

10:48 , Alex Young

Mauricio Pochettino said Christopher Nkunku could be available as early as the week after the November international break as the Chelsea summer signing's recovery from a knee injury is progressing quicker than expected.

The 25-year-old, who was injured in a friendly against Borussia Dortmund during the club's pre-season tour of the United States, had been expected to be out until at least December but that timescale has now been brought forward, raising the possibility he could make a long-awaited competitive debut when the team face Newcastle at St James's Park on November 25.

"(Nkunku) is doing really well, working hard, I think he's really close," said Pochettino. "As soon as possible we can have him involved again. After the next internationals maybe he could be involved.

"He's a player that when you see the goals he scored last season, (you see) he provides goals, and I think we're missing goals. That's why we think he's a player that can be important for us.

"He's proved he can score goals in the Bundesliga. If today we had eight or 10 goals from Nkunku, maybe the situation (in the league) would be completely different.

"It's goals that we are missing to be in a different position. It's unlucky but we can't complain, we need to work. We're looking forward to recovering him and helping the team be in a different position."

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(Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Brentford prediction

10:37 , Alex Young

Pochettino is finally generating some momentum around the Blues and, with all due respect to their opponents, these are the games they will have to win to maintain it.

Brentford have not been their best selves this season and could struggle to hold out, even if they do get on the scoresheet.

Chelsea to win, 3-1.

Brentford team news

10:29 , Alex Young

Brentford have no new injury concerns for the short trip across west London.

Ben Mee - who had some game time for the B team on Wednesday - Shandon Baptiste, Josh Dasilva, Mikkel Damsgaard and Keane Lewis-Potter are all working their way back to full fitness but are unavailable.

The Bees, who are 14th and two points adrift of Chelsea after beating Burnley 3-0 last weekend, have upset their neighbours on their last two visits to Stamford Bridge.

The Bees enjoyed their biggest ever win over Chelsea with a 4-1 victory in April 2022. Twelve months later they won at Stamford Bridge again, this time by a 2-0 scoreline.

Frank said: "It's no secret that, when we can, we want to go high in the pressure against Chelsea. We'll do that every time we can against any opponent.

"Then we need to be aware of the ball in behind, but I think that's a front-footed and very brave mindset to the game.

"We believe in ourselves and know we are a good team; we know we can create trouble for any team in this division. We need to bring that confidence and belief into the game against Chelsea."

Chelsea injury news

10:19 , Alex Young

Armando Broja today remains out despite his presence in first-team training.

Chelsea have included the young striker on a seven-strong injury list and explained he is being "treated for irritation" in his knee.

Broja joins long-term injured stars Christopher Nkunku, Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana and Carney Chukwuemeka on the sidelines.

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to start with the same or a similar XI to that which excelled against Arsenal last weekend.

Reece James is expected to continue on the bench with Malo Gusto continuing at right back, while Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill and the in-form Marc Cucurella will complete the backline.

The midfield should consist of the settled trio of Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez and Conor Gallagher. Raheem Sterling, Cole Palmer and Mykhailo Mudryk will likely complete the XI up front.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Where to watch Chelsea vs Brentford

10:11 , Alex Young

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports, with coverage beginning at 11am BST ahead of kick-off at 12:30pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the TNT Sports app and website.


10:03 , Alex Young

Good morning and welcome to the Standard's LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Brentford.

It's another London derby for the Blues, who have improved of late... but so have Brentford.

We have Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge there for us today, with kick--off at 12.30pm BST. Stick with us.