Chelsea lost at home to Brentford.
Chelsea lost 0-2 in the 10th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) against Brentford at Stamford Bridge in London, England, on Monday afternoon. Brentford defender Kim Ji-Soo was sidelined with a minor injury.
Chelsea lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Sanchez started in goal. Dzissi, Thiago Silva, Colewill, and Cukureya formed the back four. Gallagher and Caicedo lined up at the back. Madueke, Palmer, and Sterling formed the attacking second line. Jackson started up top.
Brentford lined up in a 3-5-2 formation. Pinnock, Ayew, and Collins formed the back three with Flecken in goal. Hickey, Janert, Neurgaard, Jensen, and Löslew lined up at the back. Mbemo and Bisa started in the front two. Kim Ji-Soo, who was recently named to the substitutes’ bench, was not included. It was due to a minor injury.
In the fourth minute of the first half, Chelsea launched a quick counterattack. After clearing a corner, they went up quickly. Sterling shook the left line and crossed. Palmer got a shot on goal, but it wasn’t on target.
In the seventh minute, Jackson shook the defense on the left flank and tried a curling shot. It went wide of the goal.
Brentford fought back. In the 10th minute, Mbemo broke into the box and hit a shot. It was saved by the keeper.
Chelsea responded immediately. On the ensuing attack, Jackson responded with a shot that hit the post. In the 12th minute, Gallagher tried a mid-range shot. Pletten made the save.
In the 17th minute, Palmer sent in a cross from midfield. Kukureya cut in from behind and took a direct shot. It was saved by the keeper. In the 20th minute, it was a series of short passes. Sterling picked up the ball in the box and shot straight at goal. It went over the bar. In the 24th minute, it was Palmer again, this time with a roving pass from midfield. Sterling found space behind him. He was pushed down in a tussle with Lössel. Sterling went down, but the referee didn’t award a penalty.
In the 38th minute, Madueke tried a shot from the side. The keeper made the save. The first half ended at 0-0.
Four minutes into the second half, Brentford had a chance. A cutback pass came in from the right flank. Yannert took the shot. Sanchez made the save.
In the 14th minute of the second half, Brentford took the lead. Mbemo received a throw-in and crossed it in. Pinnock was on the other end and finished with a header. Brentford took the lead.
Brentford made a substitution in the 18th minute of the second half. Jensen was brought on. Onyekar came on. They took off Hurtongi. In the 22nd minute, Chelsea also made a change, bringing on James and Martial for Disassi and Madueke.
As Chelsea pushed forward, Brentford tightened their defense. In the 30th minute, they took off Bisa and Janelt for Mofaye and Yarmoluk. Chelsea brought on David and Ugochukwu in the 35th minute. They brought on Kaysedo and Kukureya.
In the 38th minute, Brentford took off Hickey 토토사이트 and brought on Godoy. It was locked and loaded. Chelsea had a header from a corner in the 41st minute by Thiago Silva. It went wide of the goal.
In the remaining time, Chelsea pushed forward. Brentford defended well. Brentford scored one more goal on the counterattack in stoppage time. After blocking a Chelsea corner, he slotted the ball into the goal vacated by the goalkeeper. The three points were secured.