Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has issued a warning to Thomas Tuchel’s side ahead of their away Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday evening.
Nevin said Chelsea couldn’t afford to take the threat posed by Brentford lightly when both teams clash at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Brentford have made a strong start to life in the Premier League following their promotion from Championship.
The Bees currently sit in the seventh position on the Premier League table with just four points behind leaders Chelsea.
Writing in his column for Chelsea’s official website, Nevin said: “Brentford add yet another London Premier League derby to an already decent-sized list, as if Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace weren’t enough!
“I am never sure if I should add Watford here, but in all honesty, it never really felt like a true London derby when I played.
“Brentford may not exactly be an unknown quantity anymore, but they are certainly a lot less familiar than the others, so the danger is clear.
“We will not be taking them lightly, but then neither did Arsenal or West Ham. Still, the top-tier newbies surprised their more renowned opponents by picking up all six points.
“There is a joyous excitement about the Bees that is infectious. With the fearless style they play, I don’t mind admitting I want them to win most weeks, though obviously not this one!”