The Blues will continue to be without several key players due to injury, including Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Carney Chukwuemeka (all dealing with knee injuries), Ben Chilwell and Trevoh Chalobah (both nursing thigh injuries), and Romeo Lavia (recovering from an ankle injury). Armando Broja is also sidelined with a knee issue but might be available for the EFL Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers next week.
Reece James, who has recently recovered from a hamstring problem, is set to compete with Malo Gusto for a starting position against Brentford. Axel Disasi is pushing to return as a center-back, which could result in Levi Colwill moving to left-back instead of Marc Cucurella.
Upfront, Palmer, who has been in excellent form with two goals and two assists in his last four starts, is expected to maintain his position in attack. Nicolas Jackson is looking to make his way back into the starting lineup, potentially displacing either Mudryk or Raheem Sterling.
Check out how Chelsea could line up for the game against Brentford below:
Sanchez; Gusto, Silva, Colwill, Cucurella; Fernandez, Gallagher, Caicedo; Sterling, Palmer, and Mudryk.