The return of Premier League action was a disaster and an unbelievable outing for the Stamford Bridge boys as they suffered a 4-1 loss to Brentford at home.
An evenly matched encounter it was at the start of proceedings, with both teams looking to make the most out of the slightest chance that comes their way.
Evidently, Chelsea struggled to create a goal scoring opportunity compared to Brentford who had earlier tested Senegal international, Eduoard Mendy but couldn’t beat him.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel’s side first shot came in the 20th minute, with Mason Mount shooting from not so close range – however his attempt was over the bar.
The away side were able to hold their own thereafter – stifling Chelsea’s midfield trio of N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount thereby making their opponent’s forward line ineffective, hence Kai Havertz could barely get the ball.
Thomas Frank’s men grew in confidence, taking the game to Chelsea but the European Champions maintained their shape to see out a goalless affair in the first 45 minutes.
It was a different start to the second half as ‘the Blues’ came out all guns blazing. The reward came just three minutes into action when Antonio Rudiger sumptuous shot from a ‘wide range’ rendered David Raya helpless to give Chelsea the lead.
The Bees responded almost immediately via a build-up that ended pen-ultimately with Bryan Mbeumo, who then lay a pass for Vitaly Janelt to restore parity.
In another four minutes after the equalizer, Bryan Mbeumo put on his assist boot again – this time, finding Christian Eriksen who increased the lead.
Chelsea ran out of ideas afterwards, while Brentford were in for all the maximum points at this stage. At the hour mark, Vitaly Janelt was there to compound Chelsea’s woes, scoring his second and his team’s third – leaving the World Champions dejected.
Yoane Wissa came in to further ruin an attempt for Chelsea to reduce the deficit – scoring the fourth goal to garner all three points for his team.
A duly contested tie in the first half turned out to see Chelsea being outplayed, outscored and humiliated.