...By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Stamford Bridge is set to host a west London derby between Chelsea and Brentford tonight.
Chelsea’s interim head coach, Frank Lampard, is desperately searching for his first win back with the team.
So far, it has been a miserable second spell for the Blues legend, with four successive defeats and a Champions League quarter-final exit leaving their chances of any sort of European football for next season looking very slim indeed.
Chelsea’s Troubles Chelsea is in dire need of a lift as they sit in 11th place and are 14 points adrift of the top six with only seven games left to play in this miserable first campaign under the Todd Boehly and Clearlake ownership group.
The group is close to appointing former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as Graham Potter’s long-term successor in the dugout.
Brentford’s Current Situation Brentford currently sits one place and five points ahead of their local rivals in mid-table.
Still, a run of six matches without a win has derailed their own European ambitions under Thomas Frank.
Team News and Coverage Chelsea will be without Reece James and Mason Mount for the remainder of a dismal campaign.
James picked up a hamstring injury in their last outing against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, and Mount is also done for the season as he awaits minor surgery on an ongoing pelvic injury.
The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 3 in the UK, with coverage beginning at 7:15 pm, and subscribers will also be able to watch online through the BT Sport website or app.
The game will be a potential spicy west London derby clash at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s pride will be hurting badly, and another loss here against a local rival would only deepen the sense of chaos.
Brentford, on the other hand, has been struggling to secure victories, which has dealt a major blow to their European aspirations under Thomas Frank.