Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-3) vs Brentford, Koulibaly starts
Chelsea face Brentford in tonight's Premier League encounter at the Gtech Community Stadium. The Blues have been in superb form under manager Graham Potter and will be eyeing a fifth-straight win in the English top-flight.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has been an assured starter for the west Londoners since Edouard Mendy's rib injury. He was sensational against Aston Villa recently with seven saves and should continue between the sticks.
Against Villa, Marc Cucurella was brought off at half-time for a poor showing and he should be dropped from the back three. Meanwhile, Thiago Silva is widely expected to be rested for the London derby.
In that case, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kalidou Koulibaly and Trevoh Chalobah should form the central defence. We fancy Ruben Loftus-Cheek to play at right wing-back with Ben Chilwell on the opposite end.
Jorginho should reclaim his starting spot in the centre of the park alongside Mateo Kovacic. Loftus-Cheek has done well from the position, but he is required at right wing-back after Reece James' injury.
In attack, Kai Havertz should be dropped to the bench. Raheem Sterling played at right wing-back at Villa Park before operating higher up. He should partner Mason Mount and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Mount is currently the man of the moment with six goal contributions in the last three appearances, but Aubameyang has been equally good for Chelsea, having scored in three of his previous four appearances.
Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Chalobah; Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling.