Chelsea are unbeaten in 3 Premier League matches under Graham Potter. The blues have recorded two consecutive clean sheets in their last 3 Premier League games, conceding only one goal and scoring seven.
Graham Potter’s side are fourth in the Premier League with 19 points with a game in hand. Chelsea travels to the Gtech Community stadium on Wednesday to face Brentford. Brentford are 9th on the Premier League table and defeated Brighton 2-0 in their last Premier league game.
Liverpool will host West Ham United on Wednesday, 19:30 UK Time at Anfield. Liverpool are will be going into this match with confidence after beating Manchester City 1-0 on Sunday. West Ham are unbeaten in their last three matches in the Premier League.
However, Paul Merson has back both Chelsea and Liverpool to win.
What is Paul Merson’s Prediction for Brentford V Chelsea and Liverpool V West Ham?
Previewing the Premier League Match Day 11 games on Sportkeeda, Paul Merson said:
Brentford Vs Chelsea
“I think Chelsea were lucky yesterday. Kepa had one of the best goalkeeping performances I’ve ever seen. I didn’t think he had it in him, to be honest. After the amount of stick he’s got, I’m really pleased for him.
“This is going to be a hard game for Chelsea. If they play as they did against Aston Villa, Brentford will punish them. They can’t keep conceding chances like that, especially against the better teams in the Premier League.
“Chelsea are on a bit of a roll at the moment and they’ve got to ride their luck. They can’t keep relying on Kepa to pull off performances like that. Mason Mount is scoring goals as well now, and that makes him a phenomenal player.
“Both teams are finding their feet at the moment and have been a little weak at the back. I think Chelsea will make it to the top four this season and they should be able to win this game” Prediction: Brentford 1-3 Chelsea.
Liverpool V West Ham
“Liverpool seems to be back at their best. They worked their socks off against Manchester City, and that game would’ve taken a lot out of them. This is going to be a hard match. If they win, they’ve secured back-to-back victories and are back in the top-four race.
“I did tell you that Mohamed Salah was going to be a better player with Firmino in the team, didn’t I? How many runs did make from the outside to the inside yesterday? It worked a treat. Look at Virgil van Dijk yesterday – he’s back to being an absolute Rolls Royce. He was up against the best center-forward in the world yesterday and was outstanding at the highest level.
“When Darwin Nunez came on, the worrying thing was that he didn’t pass the ball to Salah. It’s even more worrying that he didn’t even spot Salah’s run. They might play Carvalho or Harvey Elliott further up the pitch this week. With West Ham’s injuries at the back, this might be a good time to help Nunez with his game. With him on the pitch, however, you won’t get the best out of Salah.
“I do expect Trent Alexander-Arnold to come back for this game. James Milner was brilliant – he was the oldest player on the pitch up against one of the youngest, and I can’t express how good that performance was. I know Joe Gomez got Man of the Match – and rightly so – but for Milner, at 30-odd years of age to play as he did against Phil Foden was unbelievable.
“The Premier League’s all about being athletic, quick, and strong, and Milner keeps playing at this standard for one of the world’s top clubs – every kid should be looking up to him. He’s a manager’s dream.
“Should Manchester City’s goal have stood? You’re asking someone who played in a day where that was nothing. If Mitrovic got his penalty against Bournemouth, Liverpool have a case, but I can see why Manchester City are moaning about it. It was a bit harsh because of how the game was going. In the past, I’d call it a home decision – if City were playing at home, the goal wouldn’t have been disallowed. With VAR, it doesn’t work like that anymore.
“If you watched Liverpool play yesterday, you can’t explain why they haven’t played like that every week. If they were consistent, they’d be second in the Premier League table. The fans at Anfield were unbelievable. You’ve got to ask the players how they can put in a performance like that and then not show up in their other games this season.
“This should be a good Premier League match. West Ham are not playing well at the moment and their season has been a bit stop-start so far. They do have the ammunition to hurt Liverpool and could make this a hard game. If Liverpool turns up, however, I’d back them to win this game.” Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United