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Brentford predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

Grey Whitebloom
Thomas Frank has led Brentford to five wins from their last six games after eight defeats in nine
Thomas Frank has led Brentford to five wins from their last six games after eight defeats in nine / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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A red-hot Brentford welcome Tottenham to their slice of Hounslow for a Premier League clash on Saturday evening.

Thomas Frank's side have won three league matches in a row for the first time all season. King George VI was on the throne the last time Brentford claimed four consecutive top-flight victories.

Here's the XI Frank may deploy to replicate that historic feat.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Kristoffer Ajer of Brentford, Pontus Jansson
Kristoffer Ajer (left) and fellow defender Pontus Jansson celebrate the latter's late winner last weekend / Matthew Lewis/GettyImages

David Raya (GK) - Brentford's number one hasn't conceded a goal at home since February.

Kristoffer Ajer (CB) - Employed as a right-back since the start of March following Frank's change in system, Ajer may return to a back three to match up against Tottenham (just as Frank did in the recent victory over Chelsea).

Pontus Jansson (CB) - The burly Bees captain may still be riding the crest of the wave launched by his 95th-minute headed winner last weekend.

Mads Bech Sorensen (CB) - Brought on after 20 minutes for a hobbling Ethan Pinnock, Sorensen could be called upon from the start this Saturday.

2. Midfielders

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen has won all five of his Premier League starts for Brentford / Matthew Lewis/GettyImages

Mads Roerslev (RWB) - With Sergi Canos' fitness in doubt, Frank may turn to the 22-year-old in a bid to close off the space Tottenham's wing-backs can exploit.

Vitaly Janelt (CM) - Only two teammates have outscored the four-goal German midfielder in the Premier League this season.

Christian Norgaard (CM) - All three of Norgaard's goals this campaign have come from set pieces, finding himself on the end of one free kick and two long throws.

Christian Eriksen (CM) - The returning miracle man made more than 300 appearances across six and a half years at Tottenham before leaving to join Antonio Conte at Inter. If only there was some narrative to this match.

Rico Henry (LWB) - Despite playing much of the season as a wing-back, Henry hasn't recorded a league assist since creating Janelt's opener against QPR in November 2020.

3. Forwards

Ivan Toney
The last time Ivan Toney failed to score in a league start at home was all the way back on January 2 / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Bryan Mbeumo (ST) - Brentford's leading assist-provider (with seven) has either scored or created five goals in his last four appearances.

Ivan Toney (ST) - Mbeumo's partner-in-crime has found the net in each of his last four appearances at the Brentford Community Stadium.


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