Brentford predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

21 April 2022 04:00

A red-hot Brentford welcome Tottenham to their slice of Hounslow for a Premier League clash on Saturday evening.

Thomas Frank's side have won three league matches in a row for the first time all season. King George VI was on the throne the last time Brentford claimed four consecutive top-flight victories.

Here's the XI Frank may deploy to replicate that historic feat.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Kristoffer Ajer (left) and fellow defender Pontus Jansson celebrate the latter's late winner last weekend | Matthew Lewis/GettyImages

David Raya (GK) - Brentford's number one hasn't conceded a goal at home since February.

Kristoffer Ajer (CB) - Employed as a right-back since the start of March following Frank's change in system, Ajer may return to a back three to match up against Tottenham (just as Frank did in the recent victory over Chelsea).

Pontus Jansson (CB) - The burly Bees captain may still be riding the crest of the wave launched by his 95th-minute headed winner last weekend.

Mads Bech Sorensen (CB) - Brought on after 20 minutes for a hobbling Ethan Pinnock, Sorensen could be called upon from the start this Saturday.

2. Midfielders

Christian Eriksen has won all five of his Premier League starts for Brentford | Matthew Lewis/GettyImages

Mads Roerslev (RWB) - With Sergi Canos' fitness in doubt, Frank may turn to the 22-year-old in a bid to close off the space Tottenham's wing-backs can exploit.

Vitaly Janelt (CM) - Only two teammates have outscored the four-goal German midfielder in the Premier League this season.

Christian Norgaard (CM) - All three of Norgaard's goals this campaign have come from set pieces, finding himself on the end of one free kick and two long throws.

Christian Eriksen (CM) - The returning miracle man made more than 300 appearances across six and a half years at Tottenham before leaving to join Antonio Conte at Inter. If only there was some narrative to this match.

Rico Henry (LWB) - Despite playing much of the season as a wing-back, Henry hasn't recorded a league assist since creating Janelt's opener against QPR in November 2020.

3. Forwards

The last time Ivan Toney failed to score in a league start at home was all the way back on January 2 | Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Bryan Mbeumo (ST) - Brentford's leading assist-provider (with seven) has either scored or created five goals in his last four appearances.

Ivan Toney (ST) - Mbeumo's partner-in-crime has found the net in each of his last four appearances at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Source: 90min