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Chelsea vs Brentford LIVE: Premier League result and final score after Bryan Mbeumo exposes Robert Sanchez

Ethan Pinnock and Bryan Mbeumo scored goals to confirm a third successive win for the Bees at Stamford Bridge

Luke Baker
Saturday 28 October 2023 14:38 BST
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Brentford snatched a 2-0 win away at Chelsea on Saturday thanks to a header by defender Ethan Pinnock and a last-minute breakaway goal by Bryan Mbeumo as the expensively assembled Blues failed to turn possession into goals once again.

Pinnock, undetected by Chelsea's defence, connected powerfully with an Mbeumo cross in the 58th minute, stunning the hosts who had spent much of the game buzzing around the Bees' penalty area but without creating many clear chances.

As the Blues poured forward in the 96th minute in search of a late equalizer, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez ventured up for a corner only to be caught out when the visitors broke away and Mbeumo scored into an empty net.

Chelsea have now won only one of their last 13 home league games, a dismal run stretching back into last season when they fired managers Thomas Tuchel and then Graham Potter.

The hosts started the west London derby on the front foot and winger Noni Madueke almost broke the deadlock in the first half when his curling shot hit the crossbar with 10 minutes on the clock.

But Brentford soaked up everything Chelsea could throw at them with centre forward Nicolas Jackson, back in the starting 11 after an injury, unable to provide much of a threat.

Brentford leap-frogged their neighbours into 10th spot, while Chelsea dropped to 11th ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures.

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That's only Pinnock's second Premier League goal scored away from home, previously doing so in April of last season against Brighton!

28 October 2023 13:54
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Substitution Mathias Jensen Ogochukwu Frank Onyeka

28 October 2023 13:53
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Palmer's cross in from the left comes to nothing and the ball drops to Jackson on the edge of the box. He looks to pick his spot from the edge of the area, but sends his shot high and wide of Flekken's goal.

28 October 2023 13:51
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Assist Bryan Tetsadong Marceau Mbeumo

28 October 2023 13:48
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Goal Ethan Rupert Pinnock

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Silva playing his 87th starting Premier League game, all coming aged 36 and over. That's the most by an outfield player in the competition's history.

28 October 2023 13:47
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BLOCKED!!! Sterling steps his way past two challenges before shooting from the edge of the area, but Pinnock slides in bravely to make a superb block! The ball is sent spiralling into the air, but the Brentford defender keeps his composure to nod beyond the reach of Sterling before thumping it clear.

28 October 2023 13:46
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Yellow Card Neal Maupay

28 October 2023 13:45
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Silva attacks Gallagher's delivery into the box from the set-piece, but can't generate much power behind his header and Brentford easily deal with the threat!

28 October 2023 13:44
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Gallagher does brilliantly to win possession back in the find third with three red and white shirts around him, but his wide pass for Madueke deflects off Jensen and bobbles behind for a corner.

28 October 2023 13:44

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