Brentford started last season with high hopes, with Dean Smith’s men providing some attractive football on a small budget, however his tenure came to an end in October with a move to Championship rivals Aston Villa, with Assistant Head Coach Thomas Frank being promoted to Head Coach.
After an 11th place finish the club embarked on a huge summer, with several high profile players coming and going, including ‘keeper David Raya coming in as David Bentley departed for Bristol City, and centre back Ezri Konsa joined former coach Smith at newly-promoted Aston Villa in a £12 million deal with controversial centre back Pontus Janssen joining from Leeds United.
Brentford Fixture Difficulty
The opening six games offer a mixed bag for The Bees, which starts playing host to last season’s 15th place Birmingham City. Away days at play-off pushing Middlesbrough and play-off losers Leeds United with a home tie against Hull City sandwiched between. Championship new boys Charlton host Brentford before Derby County make their way to Griffin Park for the last of the first six.
Brentford Penalty Takers
Neal Maupay is Brentford’s designated penalty taker, scoring all of his 3 penalties last season.
Brentford EFL Fantasy Tips
With a wealth of attacking might, Brentford offer several great options. Forward Neal Maupay hit 25 goals last season, and the usual rumours attracting him to Championship and Premier League clubs are yet again rife, with good cause. He also collected 9 yellow cards on the downside.
Behind him come Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma, both chipping in 10 goals each, with Watkins also creating 10 assists and Benrahma a colossal 15.
Brentford Predicted Lineup
3-4-3: Raya; Jeanvier, Janssen, Pinnock; Dalsgaard, Marcondes, Dasilva, Benrahma; Canos, Maupay, Watkins