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Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford celebrates scoring their side's fourth goal with teammate Ivan Toney

Brentford

Brentford

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Brentford have won promotion to the Premier League for the first time and will become the 50th club to play Premier League football when they kick off the 2021/22 season. The last time Brentford were in the top division of English football was way back in 1946/47 so it has been a long wait. The Bees have only ever played five seasons in English football's top flight.

The Club

The Bees

  • Stadium: Gtech Community Stadium 
  • Stadium Capacity: 17,250
  • Location: West London
  • Founded: 1889
  • Nickname: The Bees
  • Manager: Thomas Frank
  • Kit: Red and white stripes, black shorts and black socks

Brentford won promotion in the Play-Off Final.

Brentford was founded in 1899 and play their home games at the Gtech Community Stadium in West London. The stadium has a capacity of 17,250 and it opened in 2020 so just one season after its inauguration it became a Premier League ground. Brentford share the stadium with London Irish, a top division rugby union club. The current manager is the Dane, Thomas Frank, who has been at the club since 2018. Frank won promotion in the play-off final against Swansea City a year after being defeated by Fulham at the same stage. 

The Nickname

Brentford are known as the Bees

Brentford’s nickname is ‘The Bees’. This has been the club's nickname since the 1890s when a group of students started shouting "Come on you, Bs" in support of a friend who was playing for Brentford. However, a bee didn't appear on the club's badge until 1971.

The Rivals

Brentford share their stadium with the rugby union team London Irish.

Brentford’s strongest rivalries are with their local West London rivals, Fulham and Queen's Park Rangers. With both clubs now playing in the Championship Brentford's local rivals in the Premier League will be Chelsea. 

Players

Ones to Watch

Thomas Frank hasn't made many changes to the squad that won the play-off final last season but here are three players to watch out for in the Premier League this season:

Striker

Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney takes a throw in during the match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC

Toney is Brentford's star striker and made a massive impact on the team when he joined the Bees at the start of the 20/21 season. Toney scored 31 goals - a Championship all-time record -  as well as scoring in the Play-Off Final against Swansea City. As well as winning the Championship's Golden Boot, Toney was named in the Championship's Team of the Season and awarded with Brentford's Player of the Season Award by the Brentford fans.

Midfielder

Frank Onyeka

Dylan Fage of Oldham Athletic battles for possession with Frank Onyeka

The Nigerian international midfielder, Frank Onyeka became Brentford's first Premier League signing when he joined the club in July 2021. He joined from the Danish club FC Midtjylland, a club to which the Bees have strong links through their chairman. Onyeka is a box-to-box midfielder and has been one of the best midfielders in the Danish league in recent seasons.

Defender

Kristoffer Ajer

Kristoffer Ajer is challenged by Maxwel Cornet of Burnley

The Norwegian central defender is another recent recruit for Brentford's first season in the Premier League. The Bees bought Ajer from Celtic for an initial £13.5 million. Ajer has 23 international caps for Norway and is a defender who likes to move forward with the ball at his feet.

Prediction

2022/23: 11th

Brentford should score goals next season. The Bees like to play attacking football and scored more goals than any other team in the Championship last season. While they will be looking to Ivan Toney to score goals they won't rely on him alone with players like Marcus Forss, Sergi Canos and Bryan Mbeumo in the team. We think they might find it more challenging to keep the ball out at the other end but feel that they will start the season well and that will be enough to keep them in the Premier League for another season. 

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Rath6180
12/12/2022
GB
533
points

Brentford will be lucky to finish 11th, I think more like 13th.


Rath6180
12/12/2022 10:34
United Kingdom
Liverpool
533

Brentford will be lucky to finish 11th, I think more like 13th.

Iruzo Wzerw
17/09/2022
ID
77
points

This team slaughtered my favorite team.


Iruzo Wzerw
17/09/2022 06:10
Indonesia
Manchester United
77

This team slaughtered my favorite team.

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Taher Koshen
08/08/2022
SO
355
points

The Bees usually play an attacking football. I remember their 3-3 draw last season against Liverpool. Even with the loss of Christian Erikson, I believe the Bees will shine this season.
It was yesterday when they came back from 2 goals at King Power stadium. This club has a great potential and bright future.


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Taher Koshen
08/08/2022 06:53
Somalia
Chelsea
355

The Bees usually play an attacking football. I remember their 3-3 draw last season against Liverpool. Even with the loss of Christian Erikson, I believe the Bees will shine this season.
It was yesterday when they came back from 2 goals at King Power stadium. This club has a great potential and bright future.

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hsn
28/07/2022
TR
5288
points

Phrase
• Politicians like to show up inaugurations of all sort of public facilities.


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hsn
28/07/2022 17:43
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5288

Phrase
• Politicians like to show up inaugurations of all sort of public facilities.

Johnny knight
20/06/2022
NG
84
points

A great club like the bees will not only avoid relegation,they will excel.i predict a top 15 finish.


Johnny knight
20/06/2022 01:24
Nigeria
Chelsea
84

A great club like the bees will not only avoid relegation,they will excel.i predict a top 15 finish.

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mobeckham
03/08/2021
TR
6473
points

I heard about this team for the first time the season before last season when they were playing the play-off against Fulham
The play entertaining football and I can't wait to see them compete in the top flight
I'm not a fan of the club but I'd like to watch them play
I know only the top scorer Ivan Toney
I think they will finish in the mid-table between 9th and 12th positions.


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mobeckham
03/08/2021 00:01
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

I heard about this team for the first time the season before last season when they were playing the play-off against Fulham
The play entertaining football and I can't wait to see them compete in the top flight
I'm not a fan of the club but I'd like to watch them play
I know only the top scorer Ivan Toney
I think they will finish in the mid-table between 9th and 12th positions.

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1Manchester United136550
2Liverpool104435
3Chelsea85474
4Arsenal78891
5Manchester City51685
6Tottenham Hotspur17701
7Leicester City13723
8Newcastle United10142
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