Brentford vs Chelsea - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Brentford host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon
  • Bees struggling with injuries in central defence after 4-2 defeat at West Ham
  • Blues booked FA Cup quarter-final place with 3-2 win over Leeds in midweek


Chelsea's bid to climb back into the top ten of the Premier League continues on Saturday afternoon when they visit Brentford.

The Bees hold a five-point buffer over the bottom three but a run of five defeats in six league games has left Thomas Frank and his players looking nervously around their shoulders.

Chelsea managed to shake off their Carabao Cup final disappointment with a last-gasp FA Cup victory over Leeds United in midweek, keeping Mauricio Pochettino's hopes for silverware alive.

Here's 90min's preview of the Blues' trip to the Gtech Community Stadium.

What time does Brentford vs Chelsea kick-off?

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Gtech Community Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 2 March
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
  • Referee: Tim Robinson
  • VAR: Dan Robathan

Brentford vs Chelsea H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Brentford: 3 wins
  • Chelsea: 1 win
  • Draws: 1

Current Form (all competitions)



West Ham 4-2 Brentford - 26/02/24

Chelsea 3-2 Leeds - 28/02/24

Manchester City 1-0 Brentford - 20/02/24

Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool - 25/02/24

Brentford 1-4 Liverpool - 17/02/24

Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea - 17/02/24

Wolves 0-2 Brentford - 10/02/24

Crystal Palace 1-3 Chelsea - 12/02/24

Brentford 1-3 Manchester City - 05/02/24

Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea - 07/02/24

How to watch Brentford vs Chelsea on TV and live stream


TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

Not available

United States

Peacock, SiriusXM FC


fuboTV Canada

Brentford team news

Ben Mee
Mee's season is over / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Brentford suffered another injury blow in central defence in Monday night's 4-2 defeat at West Ham. With Ethan Pinnock already sidelined, Ben Mee was substituted with a foot knock and the former Burnley centre-back has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Rico Henry, Bryan Mbeumo, Joshua Dasilva, Aaron Hickey and Kevin Schade are also significant absentees from Frank's squad, but they still have the strike partnership of Ivan Toney and Neal Maupay, who have scored a combined ten league goals in 2023/24.

Brentford predicted lineup vs Chelsea

Brentford predicted lineup vs Chelsea (3-5-2): Flekken; Zanka, Ajer, Collins; Roerslev, Onyeka, Norgaard, Jensen, Reguilon; Toney, Maupay.

Chelsea team news

Cole Palmer
Palmer could return to the starting XI / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Cole Palmer only appeared as a substitute in the midweek victory over Leeds due to illness but will hope to make a return to the starting XI, potentially in place of Noni Madueke.

Levi Colwill will continue his partnership with Axel Disasi in central defence, with Thiago Silva still working his way back to full fitness.

The likes of Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Benoit Badiashile, Carney Chukwuemeka, Romeo Lavia, Marc Cucurella and Lesley Ugochukwu remain sidelined by injuries.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Brentford

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Brentford (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson.

Brentford vs Chelsea score prediction

The toll of Brentford's lengthy injury list has shown in recent weeks, with Frank's Bees looking uncharacteristically disorganised in the 4-2 loss at West Ham last time out.

Chelsea's inconsistency throughout the campaign makes each away trip a nervy one for Blues fans, but the travelling faithful were rewarded with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on their last excursion.

It could still be a tight clash, but Pochettino's side may have enough in the tank to leave the Gtech Community Stadium with all three points.

Prediction: Brentford 1-2 Chelsea