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Carabao Cup Preview: Brentford vs Chelsea (team news, current form and predictions)

Chelsea take the short trip to Brentford tomorrow night for the Carabao Cup quarter-final tomorrow night.

A spot in the semi-final is on the line tomorrow night and it promises to be an intense encounter as both sides cancelled each other out the last time both sides met with Chelsea just escaping with a 1-0 win in that premier league clash.

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Team News:

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has promised to field a strong xi against Chelsea tomorrow after most players in his squad returned a negative Covid-19 test. The Bees have zero positive results for the past two days.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has decided to give N’golo Kanté a rest for tomorrow after risking him for 90 minutes against Wolves on Sunday.

Jorginho is the only player missing from Sunday available for tomorrow as six first team players are unavailable for the game against Brentford.

Trevoh Chalobah and Andreas Christensen are doubtful for tomorrow with injuries but the former trained today.

George McEachran, Charlie Webster and Jude Soonsup-Bell Alfie Gilchrist, Lewis Hall, Joe Haigh, Harvey Vale and Jay Wareham are some of the under-23 players invited to the Chelsea first team by Thomas Tuchel and they could get involved tomorrow.

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Tuchel has hinted on playing a not so regular side tomorrow as he complained Chelsea currently lacks the players that could help them compete at the highest level in all competitions.

Current Form:

Brentford beat Stoke City 2-1 to secure a spot at the quarter-final and Thomas Frank’s charges have won two of their last five games, drawing twice and losing just once.

Chelsea meanwhile needed penalties to beat Aston Villa in the previous round and the Blues have by their standards struggled recently, winning twice, drawing twice and losing once in their last five domestic outings.

Predictions:

This is arguably the most difficult Chelsea game to predict in recent times. The Blues certainly won’t be at full strength tomorrow but are still the competition’s favourite.

Thomas Tuchel’s weakened team against Thomas Frank’s strong Brentford team, you certainly don’t know what to expect.

This is one tie that could easily go to penalties.

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