Sutton with prediction of Brentford v Chelsea clash

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino. Photo by Shutterstock.

Brentford face Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be desperate to bounce back from their defeat in the Carabao Cup final last weekend.

Brentford have won three out of the last four meetings between these two sides with the other one ending in a draw.

Sutton’s prediction for the match is a 1-1 draw . You will get odds around 7.60 on that odds prediction if you are into betting on football.

“This is not an easy one to start off with. After such a disappointing defeat in the Carabao Cup final last weekend, Chelsea made heavy weather of Championship side Leeds in the FA Cup on Wednesday,” BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton said.

“Brentford, meanwhile, have just not got going. They have lost five of their past six league games, but their poor run of results goes back a lot longer than that – and they have not been anywhere near as strong at home compared to previous seasons.

“So, what do I go with here? Brentford require the points more urgently, because they are only a couple of places above the relegation zone and must be short of confidence, but Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino needs a strong end to the season to secure his future at the club.

“I don’t think he would have been sacked if they had lost to Leeds, but it is important Chelsea have something to play for over the coming weeks even if the sustained improvement we’ve been waiting for from them all season does not arrive.

“Basically, I can’t see past a draw, because I can’t trust either team to play well enough to win.”