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Nickname: The Bees
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium (Capacity 17,250)
Manager: Thomas Frank (DEN)
Last Season: 13th
|Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) €19m||Christian Eriksen (Man United) Free|
|Aaron Hickey (Bologna) €16.5m|
|Thomas Strakosha (Lazio) Free|
|Ben Mee (Burnley) Free|
A lot of Brentford’s defensive success last season can be attributed to the protection Christian Nørgaard gave his defenders. The Danish defensive midfielder topped the tackling charts in the league last season, racking up 109, three clear of Villa’s John McGinn. He might not always grab the headlines but his contribution will be vital if the Bees are to be as hard to beat as they were for periods of their debut Premier League campaign.
Predicted Formation: 4-5-1
Thomas Frank switched formation towards the end of last season, from a 3-5-2 to a 4-5-1, which saw them avoid a relegation battle, so it seems likely he would continue where he left off. But that could depend on personnel once the tranfer window has closed, with some key players being linked with a move away. Either way, expect direct, efficient football from the Bees and for them to make the most of their set pieces.
|Leicester (A)||The Foxes got the better of the Bees 2-1 in both meetings last season. They’ve also knocked them out the cup twice in three years.|
|Man United (H)||Another team Brentford struggle with, United took all six points last season scoring three in both games.|
|Fulham (A)||A West London derby that we haven’t seen for a couple of years, since the Bees won 3-0 dumping the Cottagers out the League Cup.|
|Everton (H)||The Bees took six points from the Toffees last year, including a thrilling 3-2 win which looked to have sent Everton down before the great escape.|
|Crystal Palace (A)||This might not be one for the neutral. Neither team could find the back of the net over 180+ minutes last season.|
The Bees debut Premier League season had more highs than lows with a midseason struggle book-ended by an impressive start and finish. Thomas Frank has proved himself at the top level and should be capable of handling any second season syndrome. Eriksen will be a big loss that means matching last season’s ranking will be tough, but keeping their reliable defensive unit in tact should go a long way to ensure they avoid the drop again.
Do you think the Bees are in for a tough second season?
(odds correct as of July 22, 2022 and subject to change)
Did you know? Brentford’s previous stadium Griffin Park was the only English league football ground to have a pub on each corner. They now share Brentford Community Stadium with rugby union side London Irish.
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