Brentford's Stamford Bridge Streak Continues Denying Chelsea's Comeback

Brentford’s Stamford Bridge Streak Continues Denying Chelsea’s Comeback

Chelsea suffered their third home defeat of the season when Brentford secured a well-deserved 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge, maintaining their flawless record in the Premier League at the venue.

Ethan Pinnock capitalized on a lack of defensive marking to head the visiting team into the lead just before the half-hour mark. This came after Mauricio Pochettino’s squad failed to make the most of a first-half period in which they dominated proceedings.

Following this, there was a noticeable absence of genuine attacking threats and little hope for a comeback, as the hosts regressed towards the goal-shy and hesitant style of play that characterized the manager’s early matches.

In added time, Robert Sanchez faced embarrassment as he joined his team’s attack during a corner kick, only to lose a footrace against Neal Maupay, who broke with the ball. This allowed Bryan Mbeumo to score into an open net, compounding the woes of the home fans.

Chelsea’s poor form at Stamford Bridge now includes just one win in their last 13 league games, with their solitary success at this venue in the past seven months being the victory over Luton in August.