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Brentford predicted lineup vs Chelsea - Carabao Cup

Tom Gott
Brentford are back
Brentford are back / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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Brentford have been out of action since 10 December but look set to finally return to the pitch against Chelsea in Wednesday's Carabao Cup quarter-final.

Thomas Frank's side are coming out the end of a Covid-19 outbreak but are still battling numerous injury problems, so expect some rotation and fringe players to see minutes.

Here's how he could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ethan Pinnock
Pinnock could return / GLYN KIRK/GettyImages

Alvaro Fernandez (GK) - With David Raya out injured, Fernandez is the only senior goalkeeper available.

Charlie Goode (CB) - Kristoffer Ajer's absence has allowed Goode to break though to the first team, and the 26-year-old should keep his place here.

Mads Bech Sorensen (CB) - Sorensen tested positive for Covid-19 before the recent spike but should be back and available for some much-needed minutes.

Ethan Pinnock (CB) - Similarly, Pinnock's positive test was over ten days ago and he should be healthy enough to start this one.

2. Midfielders

Davinson Sanchez, Frank Onyeka
Onyeka will want a start / Clive Rose/GettyImages

Sergi Canos (RM) - Canos hasn't actually played since December 5 because of suspension, so he'll be desperate to see some minutes again.

Frank Onyeka (CM) - Starts have been tough to come by for Onyeka in recent weeks and he'll be hopeful of an extended run-out in this one.

Shandon Baptiste (CM) - Baptiste was just establishing himself as a starter before Covid took over.

Mathias Jensen (CM) - Jensen has been a Carabao Cup regular this season and may even wear the captain's armband.

Rico Henry (LM) - Options are slim at left-back, so Henry could keep his spot.

3. Forwards

Marcus Forss
Forss has shone in the cup / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Marcus Forss (ST) - The competition's top scorer, Forss has five goals in just three games this season and deserves another appearance.

Bryan Mbeumo (ST) - Ivan Toney is back from illness but may not be fit enough to start, although don't be surprised to see him towards the end of the game.


Read Chelsea's predicted lineup here

Read 90min's full Brentford vs Chelsea preview here

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