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Newly promoted Brentford have proven to be a threat in the Premier League this season, as they are currently 7th in the league and four points behind Chelsea who top the table.
Brentford host Chelsea this weekend, and it’s expected to be a difficult game for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Paul Merson is however backing Chelsea to win the game by a good margin and is also tipping the in-form Timo Werner to cause a threat to Thomas Frank’s backline.
Paul Merson said in his prediction for Sportskeeda: “I’m going to be at this game! I keep betting against Brentford and they keep surprising me, so this has to be the time I get a prediction right?
“They keep on proving me wrong, but sooner or later surely I’ll be right. But all jokes aside, they’ve been absolutely brilliant this season and deservedly have a lot of points on the board at this stage of the Premier League campaign.
“I think Timo Werner will start alongside Romelu Lukaku for this one. Brentford play three at the back, so there will be a lot of space down the channels for runners to exploit.
“Werner has the pace to do exactly that and is coming on the back of a good outing for Germany, so he could get the nod for this one.”
Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to win the game 3-1.