a titanic schedule for Brentford.


The surprisingly promoted Brentford and his supporters will experience the joys and misfortunes of the Premier League, due to a schedule that may give them headaches.

It was the big surprise of the start of the season: Brentford, promoted to the Premier League, beat Arsenal (2-0) in a melting Brentford Community Stadium. Then they followed with two draws on the lawn of Crystal Palace and that of Aston Villa. After the truce, the bees bowed against Brighton with a goal from French Neal Maupay, before relaunching against Wolverhampton Wolves (2-0) last week. The promoted started his season quite well by being ninth in the Premier League with 8 points and only 2 goals conceded in 5 days.

A calendar that gets tougher

But from this sixth day, the Brentford players will be put to the test by a titanic calendar. From this afternoon, they receive a Liverpool in confidence, first equal in the championship. The first big national and European cador arouses enormous enthusiasm in Brentford, in particular thanks to its stars. The gang in Mohamed Salah, particularly in shape these days, will try to build up confidence for the rest of the championship. With a fiery attack (12 goals in 5 days), it is the defense of Brentford that will be tested today, the objective will be to contain as much as possible the attacks of the attacking trio of the Reds.

The following week, the bees will move to West Ham, author of an average start to the season, with the same number of points as Brentford so far. The Hammers, will have played Thursday in the Europa League, at home against Rapid Vienna. Saïd Benrahma, one of West Ham’s strongmen, will return to his former club Brentford for which he will have played 94 games and scored 30 goals. This is surely the most affordable match for the bees, who need to build up confidence just before the break.

After the international break in October, Thomas Frank’s men will host the European champion, Chelsea (on October 16) on their lawn. Authors of a big start to the season, the Blues are to date first in the championship tied with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. Lucky Brentford fans will be able to admire the latest Champions League winners and their host of stars. Then the following day, it is the Leicester of Jamie Vardy who will move on the lawn of Brentford (24/10). The Foxes started their championship badly with only 2 wins, they have 6 points from being twelfth to date. It remains to be seen if Leicester will not regain the envy, his match against Brentford is scheduled for October 24, they can gain confidence with the sequence of matches.

A surprise to come?

In less than a month, Brentford will play the third, fourth, fifth and sixth of the Premier League last season. We may wonder in what state the promoted will come out of this more than complicated month. The attacking doublet Ivan Toney and the French Bryan Mbeumo have the opportunity to perform against these very big clubs and why not create a surprise in this championship. It will be a difficult mission for the bees, but not impossible, especially taking advantage of Leicester’s poor start to the season. The other factor that can benefit them is the sequence of matches, their opponents are engaged in European competition, the Champions League for Chelsea and Liverpool and the European League for Leicester and West Ham. These clubs will practically play two games a week for several weeks in a row, fatigue will be present and the coaches will surely turn against a promoted like Brentford.

Only time will tell if Brentford can create a surprise or if the club will totally lose confidence and fall behind their rivals in maintenance. With great team cohesion and endearing supporters, it would be a shame to lose this team at the end of the season.

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