Brentford vs Chelsea final score: Mendy wins it for Chelsea


Brentford vs Chelsea was a tight, tense clash as the Blues remained top of the Premier League table after a narrow victory.


And thanks to Edouard Mendy.

Ben Chilwell grabbed the only goal of the game, as his fine first half struck proved the difference for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Bryan Mbeumo twice hit the post for Brentford, while Edouard Mendy was in inspired form to secure the win for the Blues.

With the win Chelsea have six wins from their first eight games of the campaign, while Brentford have 12 points but pushed their illustrious west London rivals all the way.

[ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ]

Final score, stats on Brentford vs Chelsea

Goal scored: Chilwell 45′

Shots: Brentford 17, Chelsea 5

Shots on target: Brentford 7, Chelsea 1

Possession: Brentford 43, Chelsea 57

3 things we learned from Brentford vs Chelsea

1. Mendy saves Chelsea: The Senegalese goalkeeper made multiple brilliant saves in the second half and the last one was stunning as he tipped Norgaard’s overhead kick onto the bar. Everybody inside the stadium could not believe it. It was a true hands on head moment and this was one of the best goalkeeping displays in recent memory.

2. Brentford will always go for it: Thomas Frank and his side are brilliant to watch. They always deliver drama and they will always go for it. It is not in their DNA to play it safe. Sometimes they will lose, like they did against Chelsea, but they were in this the whole game and only an amazing goalkeeping display denied them at least a point. The Bees are superb to have in the PL.

3. Lukaku, Chelsea stars have off day: Blazing a shot over the bar from close range, despite being offside, summed up Lukaku’s day. He did his work defensively and never stopped trying but along with Azpilicueta, Kante and Werner, they had off days. Instead, it was Malang Sarr, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah who stood tall and helped Chelsea hang on late on.

Man of the Match: Edouard Mendy – There were some great displays from Brentford, but Mendy was sensational and his saves in the second half won this for Chelsea.

Chelsea had a few chances early on but Brentford were a threat on the break, as Bryan Mbeumo came so close to giving them the lead.

A cross from the right caused havoc and Mbeumo hit the post, then somehow Chelsea cleared and thought they had taken the lead. Werner crossed for Lukaku to slot home but his goal was ruled out for offside.

Mateo Kovacic saw his free kick deflected just over as Chelsea started to take control, and they should have been 1-0 up. Lukaku teed up Werner on the edge of the box but the German striker somehow slotted his shot wide as Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could not believe it.

Chelsea did take the lead before the break as a cross towards Lukaku was knocked down to the edge of the box and Chilwell drilled a perfect strike into the top corner to put the Blues ahead.

Malang Sarr, Trevoh Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all received plenty of praise from Tuchel as the trio, far from regulars, helped Chelsea keep control of the game.

In the second half Brentford pushed hard to get back in the game. A cross was cleared by Romelu Lukaku who was back defending in his own box, while Ivan Toney wanted a foul on Chalobah as he went down when clean through but nothing was given.

Lukaku blazed a shot over from close range but he was offside, as Brentford took more chances late on and left gaps for Chelsea to exploit.

They almost equalized from a long throw as Edouard Mendy denied Toney’s effort from a flick on, as the Bees kept buzzing.

Late on Mendy denied Mbeumo with another fine save and then in stoppage time he denied Cristian Norgard as he did superbly to tip his acrobatic effort onto the bar.

Mendy was the reason Chelsea won this game.

Brentford team news, injuries, lineup

Kristoffer Ajer and Vitaly Yanelt are both battling back to full fitness after respective thigh and hamstring injuries, while Mads Sorensen, Josh DaSilva and Shandon Baptiste are all long-term absentees for the Bees.

Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup

Thiago Silva is expected to miss out after returning late from international duty with Brazil, while Antonio Rudiger is also out with a back injury. Romelu Lukaku is fit after picking up small knocks, while Reece James and N’Golo Kante will both return for the Blues (James is not starting, Kante is). Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that USMNT star Christian Pulisic is still out with the ankle injury he picked up in early September.


Thomas Frank’s Bees have been superb in their first-ever Premier League season, as they sit in seventh place and have 12 points from their first seven games of the season. Their impressive win away at West Ham last time out showcased their quality, while a home win against Arsenal and a draw against Liverpool has already proved they can mix it with the big boys. Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo will both relish the opportunity to rough up the reigning European Champions.

Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea sit top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend, but the Blues have had a few issues in recent weeks. Romelu Lukaku has had a dip in form, while a few key injuries have disrupted Chelsea’s rhythm. They will be the favorites to win as they make the short trip across west London to Brentford, but with so many Chelsea players away on international duty, it is never easy for these big boys to get going after the break.

Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Brentford are massive underdogs to win at +525, while Chelsea are heavy favorites at -176. The draw is +275.

PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links 


This is going to be a lot closer than people think, but I think the extra class of Chelsea’s attackers will make the difference. Just. Brentford 1-2 Chelsea.

How to watch Brentford vs Chelsea live, stream and start time

Kick off: 12:30pm ET, Saturday
TV Channel: NBC
Online: Stream via

Manchester City vs Manchester United: How to watch FA Cup Final


It’s a Manchester derby in the FA Cup Final for the first time in tournament history when Manchester City and Manchester United trade blows at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Not that any more juice is needed for an FA Cup Final or a derby, let alone both, but Manchester United can deny Man City its hopes of joining the Red Devils as a treble winner.

[ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ]

And a win for Erik ten Hag would give him a domestic cup double in his first season as United boss, leaving Pep Guardiola to max out as a Premier League and Champions League winner should City beat Inter later this month.

The FA Cup has been played since 1871, and Man United’s 12 tournament wins trail only Arsenal’s 12. United last won in 2016 and appeared in 2018.

City has rung up six FA Cup wins and last claimed the prize in 2019.

Man City smashed Manchester United 6-3 in October on a double hat trick day spread between Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, but United won 2-1 at Old Trafford early in 2023 to split the season series.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Manchester United.

How to watch Manchester City vs Manchester United live, FA Cup Final fstream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
Where: Wembley Stadium, London
Online: Stream via ESPN+
Updates: Stats, commentary on

FA Cup Final odds (Betting odds provided by our partner, BetMGM )

BetMGM is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on BetMGM for the first time after clicking our links. 

Man City (-200) vs Manchester United (+525) | Draw over 120 mins (+375)

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Antony. OUT: Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer, Donny van de Beek.

Manchester City vs Inter Milan: How to watch Champions League Final, odds, predictions


Manchester City is on the chase for a historic treble and standing in the way is Inter Milan, one of Europe’s precious few to claim such an honor.

The Premier League winners three times running could have an FA Cup under their belt by the time the Champions League Final in Istanbul arrives on June 10.

[ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ]

Should City get past rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup Final, Pep Guardiola could lead a second club to a treble after he did it with Barcelona in 2008-09.

And it would forever burn United to have domestic company on the treble stage right down the road.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Inter Milan.

How to watch Manchester City vs Inter Milan live, stream link and start time

Dates: 3pm ET June 10, 2023
Online: Live updates via
How to watch: TUDN, Paramount+

What Premier League clubs have won the treble?

Manchester United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 1998-99.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils are the lone Premier Leagueb club to win it.

How many times has the treble been won?

Nine times in history has a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


Champions League Final odds (Betting odds provided by our partner, BetMGM )

BetMGM is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on BetMGM for the first time after clicking our links. 

Man City (-250) vs Inter Milan (+625) | Draw over 120 mins (+380)

Over 2.5 goals (-160). Under 2.5 goals (+110)

Champions League Final predictions

Joe Prince-Wright: Man City 2-1 Inter Milan
Andy Edwards: Man City 3-1 Inter Milan
Nick Mendola: Man City 2-0 Inter Milan

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish

Inter Milan team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joaquin Correa. OUT: Dalbert.

USMNT upcoming schedule – Nations League, friendlies, Gold Cup


After reaching the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup, the USMNT have a big 2023 coming up as they aim to build off a successful showing on the world’s biggest stage.

[ LATEST: Balogun named to Nations League roster ]

For the next few months CONCACAF Nations League takes center stage, while the program is very much in transition as Anthony Hudson was in temporary charge but he has now moved on with B.J. Callaghan taking over an interim basis as the search for a new permanent head coach continues.

After both the general manager (Brian McBride) and sporting director (Earnie Stewart) left in recent months, Matt Crocker has arrived as U.S. Soccer’s new sporting director and has some huge decisions coming up as the USMNT’s talented youngsters need some guidance with a World Cup on home soil just three years away.

[ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA

As for now, here is the USMNT’s upcoming schedule for 2023, with plenty more games to be added based on their qualification for the 2023 Gold Cup on home soil. 

How to watch USMNT

TV channels in English: HBO Max, TNT
TV channels en Español:
Universo, Telemundo Deportes
Streaming en Español: Peacock

USMNT upcoming schedule

* Friendly | ** CONCACAF Nations League | *** 2022 World Cup | **** Gold Cup


vs. Serbia* — Jan. 25, 10 pm ET — Loss 2-1 | Recap & highlights
vs. Colombia* — Jan. 28, 7:30 pm ET — Draw 0-0 | Recap & highlights

at Grenada** — March 24, 8 pm ET — Won 7-1 | Recap & highlights + Player ratings
vs El Salvador** — March 27, 7:30pm ET — Won 1-0 | Recap & highlights
vs Mexico* — April 19, 10:22pm ET — Glendale, Arizona – More details

vs Mexico ** — June 15, 10pm ET — Las Vegas, Nevada (Nations League semifinal)

2023 Gold Cup from June 16 to July 19 

vs Jamaica**** — June 24, 9:30pm ET — Chicago, Illinois 
vs TBD****
— June 28, 9:30pm ET — St. Louis, Missouri 
vs Nicaragua****
— July 2, 7pm ET — Charlotte, North Carolina

October 2023

vs Germany* — October 14, 3pm ET — Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT
vs Ghana* — October 17, 8:30pm ET — GEODIS Park, Nashville, TN

USMNT games in 2022

vs. Morocco* — June 1 — Win 3-0
vs. Uruguay* — June 5 — Draw 0-0
vs. Grenada** — June 10 — Win 5-0
at El Salvador** — June 14 — Draw 1-1
vs Japan* — Sept. 23 (in Dusseldorf, Germany) — Loss 2-0
vs Saudi Arabia* — Sept. 27 (in Murcia, Spain) — Draw 0-0

USMNT at 2022 World Cup

Group B
vs. Wales*** — Nov. 21, 2 pm ET — Draw 1-1
vs. England*** — Nov. 25, 2 pm ET — Draw 0-0
vs. Iran*** — Nov. 29, 2 pm ET — Win 1-0

Last 16
vs. Netherlands*** — Dec. 3, 10 am ET — Loss 3-1

USMNT 2022 World Cup qualifying scores, recaps, analysis

at El Salvador — Sept. 2Draw 0-0
vs. Canada — Sept. 5 — Draw 1-1
at Honduras — Sept. 8 — Win 4-1

vs. Jamaica — Oct. 7 — Win 1-0
at Panama — Oct. 10 — Loss 0-1
vs. Costa Rica — Oct. 13 — Win 2-1

vs. Mexico — Nov. 12 — Win 2-0
at Jamaica — Nov. 16 — Draw 1-1

vs. El Salvador — Jan. 27 — Win 1-0
at Canada — Jan. 30 — Loss 0-2
vs. Honduras — Feb. 2 — Win 3-0

at Mexico — March 24 — Draw 0-0 
vs. Panama — March 27 — Win 5-1
at Costa Rica — March 30 — Loss 0-2 

Final CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

Canada — 28 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +16 – automatic qualification
Mexico — 28 points (QUALIFIED) GD +9 – automatic qualification
USMNT — 25 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +11 – automatic qualification

Costa Rica — 25 points (PLAYOFF) GD +5

Panama — 21 points (ELIMINATED)
Jamaica — 14 points (ELIMINATED)
El Salvador — 10 points (ELIMINATED)
Honduras — 4 points (ELIMINATED)

Follow @AndyEdMLS

USWNT release 2023 World Cup jerseys


The USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys have arrived and the Stars and Stripes will certainly stand out from the crowd at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand this summer.

[ MORE: Schedule, how to watch, bracket for 2023 World Cup ]

Vlatko Andonovski’s side are going for a third-straight World Cup title, something which has never been achieved in the history of the men’s and women’s game.

Led by Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn, this USWNT side have so much experience but there are also exciting young talents coming through with Mallory Swanson and Trinity Rodman excelling in recent months.

Below is a closer look at the the new USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys, with the away kit also to be worn by the USMNT.

USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys

U.S. Soccer say that the inspiration for the jerseys are “from abstract expressionism, an international art movement that started in the 1940s in New York and shifted the art epicenter from Europe to the U.S., similar to what the USA team has done for women’s soccer.”

They add there is “a custom USA ‘signature'” as the “bespoke mark is hand painted with ink on paper, and is a nod to the abstract expressionism movement, where each artist would sign their painting. Lastly, the USA’s inner pride mark celebrates the USWNT’s four Women’s World Cup championships in 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019.”

When it comes to the home kit, U.S. Soccer say it is “an unexpected take on the tradition of wearing white at home and features a bespoke drip paint technique pattern. Highlighting the energy of the USWNT and how they are diverse players and personalities, but always united, the action painting method pattern features a distinctive placement, making every single jersey unique.”

Courtesy: US Soccer

For the blue away kit, which will be worn by both the USWNT and USMNT, there are “bespoke stars and stripe print on the sleeve cuffs – a diagonal stripe with intersecting stars – and a neckline that also features red blades, formed to look like the tip of stars.”

They add that those shapes are “subtle, patriotic nods to the hidden shapes that are inspired by abstract expressionism art.”

Courtesy: US Soccer

Here is a look at both USWNT World Cup jerseys in a little more detail, plus the USMNT showing off their new away kits.