Chelsea will play Brentford in the Premier League today with the goal of breaking the record for the most consecutive away wins in London derbies in England’s top four divisions.
The Blues’ main aim will be on maintaining their place atop the Premier League table, which they have earned by collecting 16 points out of a possible 21.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will also be aiming to become the first league team to win seven consecutive London derbies on the road.
Each of their past six victories has occurred in the year 2021, beginning with a 1-0 win over Fulham on January 16.
Chelsea has already won two local away matches this season, without surrendering a goal, against Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
The match against the Bees on Saturday will be the clubs’ first league meeting since 1947.