Brentford

Brentford predicted lineup vs West Ham - Premier League

Max Parsons
Who should Thomas Frank select?
Who should Thomas Frank select? / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages
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Brentford will look to earn a fourth Premier League win in five outings on Sunday, as they host West Ham.

Thomas Frank has seen his side enjoy an upturn in fortune in recent weeks, beating Norwich and Burnley before a memorable 4-1 thrashing of Chelsea in their last four fixtures. Sitting 14th in the table, the Bees face another challenging test against West Ham, who are of course pushing for European qualification.

Here's how Frank could set his side out.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ethan Pinnock
Pinnock has been reliable / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

David Raya (GK) - Easily the Bees' first-choice stopper, the Spaniard showed his quality last time out and will of course start.

Kristoffer Ajer (CB) - Enjoying a good maiden campaign at the Brentford Community Stadium and is in line for a 19th league appearance of the term.

Pontus Jansson (CB) - Such an imposing presence at the heart of the back line - his battle with Michail Antonio should be a feast for the eyes.

Ethan Pinnock (CB) - Still can't believe this bloke was turning out for Dulwich Hamlet six years ago - on course for his 31st Premier League outing of the season.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen's been superb / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Mads Roerslev (RWB) - Should be set for a second consecutive Premier League start here.

Vitaly Janelt (CM) - After his brace at Stamford Bridge, try telling him he's benched.

Christian Norgaard (CM) - An invariably calm and solid performer at the heart of the Brentford midfield.

Christian Eriksen (CM) - Some coincidence that his return to football with Brentford has coincided with the club's upturn in form, isn't it?

Rico Henry (LWB) - His excellent showing at Chelsea last time out will have earned him another start this weekend.

3. Forwards

Ivan Toney
Toney is a menace / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Bryan Mbeumo (ST) - No league goal since December for the forward, but his performance at Chelsea highlighted how crucial he is for the side.

Ivan Toney (ST) - This attacking partnership worked so well last time out that there's little reason to alter it at all - Toney should be set for another start here, having notched five goals and an assist in his previous four.

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