Chelsea 1-4 Brentford: Christian Eriksen scores first Bees goal in comeback win

Christian Eriksen has now scored in three successive matches after netting in both games for Denmark during the international break

Christian Eriksen scored his first Brentford goal as the Bees came from behind to beat Chelsea for the first time since 1939.

The Denmark midfielder swept home Bryan Mbeumo’s low cross to put Brentford in front after Vitaly Janelt had canceled out Antonio Rudiger’s long-range opener at the start of the second half at Stamford Bridge.

Janelt scored Brentford’s third with a cool finish from a tight angle after running on to Ivan Toney’s searching pass.

Substitute Yoane Wissa completed a thumping victory when he fired into the corner after Chelsea failed to clear a free-kick into the box.

The victory moves Thomas Frank’s side up to 14th in the Premier League, 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

Chelsea stay third but are now 13 points behind second-placed Liverpool after a second home league defeat of the season.

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Chelsea

  1. squad number16player nameMendy

  2. squad number28player nameAzpilicueta

  3. squad number6player nameThiago Silva

  4. squad number2player nameRüdiger

  5. squad number3player nameAlonso

  6. squad number19player namemount

  7. squad number12player nameLoftus-Cheek

  8. squad number7player nameKante

  9. squad number22player nameZiyech

  10. squad number29player nameHavertz

  11. squad number11player nameWerner

  1. squad number8player nameKovacic

  2. squad number9player nameLukaku

  3. squad number24player nameJames

Brentford

  1. squad number1player nameRaya

  2. squad number30player nameRoerslev

  3. squad number20player nameajer

  4. squad number18player nameJansson

  5. squad number5player namepinnock

  6. squad number3player nameHenry

  7. squad number21player nameEriksen

  8. squad number6player namenorgaard

  9. squad number27player nameJanelt

  10. squad number19player nameMbeumo

  11. squad number17player nameToney

  1. squad number7player namecanos

  2. squad number8player nameJensen

  3. squad number11player nameWissa

Lineups

Chelsea

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 3AlonsoSubstituted forJamesat 55′minutes
  • 19mount
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 7KanteSubstituted forLukakuat 65′minutes
  • 22Ziyech
  • 29Havertz
  • 11WernerSubstituted forKovacicat 64′minutes

substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 4Christensen
  • 5Jorginho
  • 8Kovacic
  • 9Lukaku
  • 17Saul
  • 18Barkley
  • 24James
  • 31Sarr

Brentford

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Raya
  • 30Roerslev
  • 20ajer
  • 18Jansson
  • 5pinnock
  • 3HenrySubstituted forcanosat 88′minutes
  • 21Eriksen
  • 6norgaard
  • 27JaneltSubstituted forJensenat 82′minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forWissaat 85′minutes
  • 17Toney

substitutes

  • 7canos
  • 8Jensen
  • 11Wissa
  • 14ghoddos
  • 22M Jorgensen
  • 24Fosu-Henry
  • 26Baptiste
  • 29Bech Sorensen
  • 40Fernandez

Referee:
Andy Madley

Attendance:
39.061

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