Chelsea did something unwanted against Brentford for just the second time in their PL history
Chelsea’s humiliating 4-1 defeat to Brentford on Saturday meant this group of players did something unwanted for just the second time in the club’s Premier League history.
It was only the second time in Chelsea’s Premier League history that they’ve been beaten at Stamford Bridge in a London derby by three or more goals. Incidentally, the only previous time was against Arsenal in 1997.
The Blues have so many rivals across the capital, so it’s a regular occurrence coming up against London neighbours in the league.
Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace are established top-flight sides from the English capital. However, it’s West London minnows Brentford that caused the damage at the weekend and inflicted a record-breaking result on Chelsea.
Chelsea still London’s top dogs
Hopefully, today was just a blip in the league for the Blues.
Thomas Tuchel’s side remain third in the league standings, albeit fourth-placed Arsenal can move two points behind them if they win their game in hand. Elsewhere, Spurs are fifth, West Ham eighth, Palace 12th and Brentford 14th in the table.
Chelsea are still competing in this season’s Champions League competition, with the quarter-finals against Real Madrid next week.
Also, there is an all-London affair against Palace in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium.