Chelsea will be looking to cement their place at the top of the Premier League table this weekend.
A 3-1 win against Southampton prior to the international break sent Thomas Tuchel’s side top of the table but with the other title challengers not far behind, a win against Brentford will be demanded.
But with the Bees already taking points from Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham this season, Thomas Frank’s side warrant plenty of caution.
Players are slowly starting to return from international breaks as Chelsea’s training sessions start to fill up once again and Tuchel can finally stop watching his troops through his fingers on his TV screen.
There were plenty of concerns among Chelsea fans that Romelu Lukaku may have to miss the trip to Brentford.
The record-signing left Belgium’s training camp early during the international break after he’d scored a lovely goal against France, and Roberto Martinez hinted that Lukaku was fatigued.
“Romelu Lukaku is suffering from muscle fatigue, same as Eden Hazard. They’re not in best conditions to play,” Martinez said after his withdrawal.
“They’re leaving the national team camp due to these problems – I don’t know how long it will take.”
But pictures of Lukaku in training hint that he is well in line to appear on Saturday.
i need more time to prove myself at Stamford bridge I really do, I’m trying to get myself back and then understand the football pattern of the club- Lukaku says