The Debrief: Ruthless opponents; Rudiger’s strike ranked for distance

We look at the statistics and diagrams from our derby defeat against Brentford, with the chances taken or not taken assessed, and a focus on our German defender’s shooting…


Rudiger the latest of Chelsea’s long-rangers

Antonio Rudiger’s opener against Brentford continued Chelsea’s excellent record with long-range efforts this season, netting our 12th goal of the campaign from outside the box.


Azpilicueta: It’s up to us to start again

Cesar Azpilicueta was disappointed to see our winning run come to an end with defeat to Brentford, but is looking ahead to start a new run straight away when the Champions League resumes this week.


Tuchel on what went wrong against Brentford and whether the international break caused a hangover

After watching his side fall to a heavy home defeat against Brentford, Thomas Tuchel admitted a damaging 10 minutes had cost the Blues but refused to concede that next week’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid had distracted his players…

Match Report

Match report: Chelsea 1 Brentford 4

Chelsea suffered a first home league defeat since September as an eventful second half at Stamford Bridge saw visitors Brentford score four times to secure a long-awaited win in SW6.


Chelsea line-up vs Brentford

There are four changes from our last outing before the international break as Chelsea’s Premier League campaign resumes with a west London derby this afternoon.