Chelsea 0-2 Brentford player ratings: Nemesis Brentford Trouble Chelsea Once Again

Brentford’s 100% run at Stamford Bridge continued after a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the early kick-off on October 28. Despite starting the game quite well, it was yet another disappointing performance from Chelsea as they created very little and offered poor protection to the defenders. Brentford, in contrast, grew in strength with every minute and Chelsea failed to cope with Thomas Frank’s team, especially after the break.

Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo
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Chelsea 0-2 Brentford Player Ratings

Match Timeline

10’ – A fine start to the match by Chelsea was confirmed when winger Noni Madueke hit to post after a great counter attacking move initiated by goalkeeper Robert Sanchez

18’ – Marc Cucurella almost picked up the first goal of the evening as he was found with incredible accuracy by a Cole Palmer ball over the Brentford defence

50’ – Robert Sanchez makes a great save to keep Brentford out following a fine shot by 6 yards out Vitaly Janelt, who was found with great aplomb from the channels

58’ – Brentford took the lead at Stamford Bridge once again, as a fine cross into the box was corrected extremely well by an oncoming Ethan Pinnock for a bullet header

90+6’ – As Chelsea pushed forward – including goalkeeper Robert Sanchez – in the search for an equaliser, Brentford made the most of a counter-attacking move to score in the last minute of the game through Bryan Mbeumo

Star Man/Player – Bryan Mbeumo – 8.5/10

Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) – 8.50

Even though Bryan Mbeumo had a relatively slow start to the match, he was able to come good as the match wore on. The 24-year-old forward had four shots at goal even if his passing success rate was not great at just 57%.

Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo Stats

The Brentford forward was also aerially much better than his Chelsea compatriot, Nicholas Jackson, after winning three headers. Mbeumo ended up playing a crucial role in Brentford’s victory after coming up with the goal and an assist.

Chelsea player ratings

Robert Sanchez 6/10 – Not an individual fault for the goals

Axel Disasi 6/10 – Failed to offer a big offensive threat

Thiago Silva 6/10 – Starting to show his age

Levi Colwill 7/10 – A much-improved performance in the left side of the centre back

Marc Cucurella 7/10 – Almost scored early in the game

Moises Caicedo 6.5/10 – Picked up a booking and did not offer much protection to the backline

Conor Gallagher 7/10 – Best of Chelsea’s midfield

Noni Madueke 6.5/10 – Almost scored Chelsea’s opening with a shot that struck the post

Cole Palmer 7/10 – Chelsea’s best creative influence on the evening

Raheem Sterling 6/10 – Failed to sparkle

Nicolas Jackson 5/10 – Poor throughout the match

Chelsea's Cole Palmer vs Brentford
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Ugochukwuat 6/10 – Absolutely no impact

Ian Maatsen 6/10 – Created a couple of half chances but nothing noteworthy

Deivid Washington 6/10 – Very little impact

Recce James 6/10 – Unable to make a big difference

Brentford player ratings

Mark Flekken 7/10 – Solid between the posts

Vassbakk Ajer 8/10 – Kept the backline solid and defended well despite a deep line

Ethan Pinnock 8/10 – Scored with a bullet of a header

Nathan Collins 7/10 – Solid performance in the back three

Mads Roerslev 7/10 – Contained sterling quite comfortably

Mathias Jensen 6/10 – Poorest of Brentford’s midfield on the evening

Christian Noergaard 7/10 – Did well to break up Chelsea’s offensive play

Vitaly Janelt 6.5/10 – Failed to pick up Palmer in many situations

Aaron Hickey 7/10 – Kept the ball well

Yoane Wissa 7/10 – Could not offer much to the offence

Bryan Mbeumo 8.5/10 – Came up with the goal and an assist

Bryan Mbeumo vs Moises Caicedo
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Frank Onyeka 6/10 – Did not offer much to the match

Saman Ghoddos 6/10 – Late arrival as a substitute

Yehor Yarmolyuk 6/10 – Late arrival as a substitute

Neal Maupay 7/10 – Provided the assist for the goal

Chelsea 0-2 Brentford Player Ratings – The Final Word

Chelsea’s revival plans came to an abrupt end after a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Brentford, who are fast turning out to be a nemesis for the London outfit in the Premier League. Despite starting the game relatively well, Chelsea faltered after the break. Even with Brentford losing plenty of points late on, Chelsea failed to make any inroads into getting level. Brentford ended up picking a comfortable win.

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