Thomas Tuchel & co. will take a short trip to the west London to lock horns with their local rivals Brentford at Community Stadium in the Premier League matchday eight of the season on Saturday evening.
The Blues will be aiming to consolidate their position atop the Premier League table when they face The Bees at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday.
After ended last campaign with UEFA Champions League title and top-four spot in the Premier League, Chelsea have continued to impress under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues kick-off this campaign in perfect ways – claimed Super Cup before starting blowing most of their opponents in the Premier League, with including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Their only blemish coming against Manchester City, while also earning a creditable draw against Liverpool, as far as the Premier League is concerned. The consistent performances for the most part has left Chelsea at the top of the table, a point ahead of Liverpool.
And ahead of crucial clash against Brentford, who beaten just once after their first seven Premier League games, Thomas Tuchel has received major injury concerns his preparations with three first-team players set to missed the clash.
Both his first choice centre-back, Antonio Rúdigêr and Thiago Silva could miss the clash. Rúdigêr sustained a back injury while on international duty while Silva is arriving late after representing Brazil during the international break.
The only other confirmed absentee is Christian Pulisic, who is still recovering from an ankle injury. The Blues boss is also sweating over the fitness of Hakim Ziyech, who is recovering from an illness.
The German coach will take a late call on the participation of the Moroccan international. However, there are no such worries when it comes to Romelu Lukaku (knock), Reece James (ankle) and N’Golo Kante (COVID-19), who are all fit after recovering from their respective issues.
Chelsea available squad to face Brentford
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Marcus Bettinelli.
Defenders: Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azipilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James.
Midfielder: Saul Niguez, N’Golo Kante Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount.
Winger: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech
Striker: Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner
Where is the match being played? at Community Stadium
When is kick off? Saturday 16 October, at 5:30 PM
Where to watch Brentford vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.