Brentford face Arsenal in the third round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday in what promises to be an exciting game.
Brentford suffered a second successive defeat at the hands of Everton last Saturday in what can only be described as a demoralizing exercise for the Bees. Everton had failed to pick up a single win from their opening five Premier League games before the trip to Brentford.
But they looked set to take the game away from Thomas Frank’s men when they visited the Gtech Community Stadium at the weekend. Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener was canceled out by Mathias Jensen in the first half hour of play.
But Everton pressed on and James Tarkowski and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in the 67th and 71st minutes to secure all three points for Sean Dyche’s side.
Everton have joined an elite group of just three clubs to put Brentford to the sword at the Gtech Community Stadium, the Bees’ home turf, since the turn of the year.
Brentford only made it to the third round of the EFL Cup last season and will be looking to go one better this term. But they already have plenty to do against one of the Premier League’s best teams this Wednesday.
Arsenal drew 2-2 with north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday. The starting partnership of James Maddison – Son Heung-min helped Spurs restore parity twice in a match that could have gone either way.
The Gunners remain unbeaten in the new season, but their performances so far have not quite matched their lofty ambitions this term.
Mikel Arteta’s men will be looking to prove a point when they take on the Bees on Wednesday. Arsenal kicked out Brighton & Hove Albion in the third round of the EFL Cup last season.
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