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Brentford start their EFL Cup campaign at home for League Two Forest green rover at Tuesday evening.
The Bees had their best run in this competition last season by reaching the semi-finals, while the Rovers never got past the second round.
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Brentford defeated Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Newcastle United en route to the bottom four of the 2020-21 season before losing 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur.
It was a sign that they were ready for top football and that they secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time in May.
Thomas Frank will be pleased with his side’s start in the promised land as they picked up four points from two games after a brilliant 2-0 win over Arsenal and a goalless draw with Crystal Palace.
While survival will be the top priority for the Bees this season, another cup run would certainly not be missing and they could take inspiration from Aston Villa, who reached the final two years ago as a newly promoted Premier League side.
Forest Green Rovers are the first to set the pace in the second division after winning all of their first four games to be at the top of the table.
Rob Edwards‘Has not yet conceded a goal, but is in excellent form in front of the goal and has scored 13 times in the league so far.
Nicky Cadden scored a hat trick when Rovers beat Crawley Town 6-3 on Saturday afternoon and opened the gate in the first minute.
The Gloucestershire team have already received a cup shock this season when they beat West Country rivals Bristol City on penalties after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes Regan Hendry scored the equalizer in the 96th minute.
This will be the first meeting between Brentford and Forest Green Rovers, as the guests didn’t first advance to the Football League until 2017.
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It seems likely that Thomas Frank will switch teams on Tuesday night after an intense start to the Premier League.
There could be a debut for the Spanish goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez, on loan from Huesca, and another newcomer Yoane Wissa a first start can be given.
It’s been an incredible climb for center-backs Ethan Pinnockwho was part of the Forest Green Rovers who rose to the Football League four years ago.
Forest Green should go with the core of the team that made an electric start in the second division.
Baily Cargill had his first start to the season after injury on Saturday and should keep his place in West London. Jordan Moore-Taylor and Josh March approach fitness after also standing on the sidelines.
No player in the Football League has scored more goals than this this season Matty Stevenswho has struck five times in four games.
Brentford possible starting line-up:
Fernández; Goode, Sorensen, Pinnock; Roerslev, Bidstrup, Janelt, Ghoddos, Henry; Wissa, Forss
Forest Green Rovers possible starting grid:
McGee; Bernard, Sweeney, Cargill; Wilson, Stevenson, Hendry, Cadden; Adams; Matt, Stevens
Probability: Brentford 2-1 Forest Green Rovers
Given the Rovers’ brilliant start to the season and the fact that Brentford is likely to rotate, there is certainly potential for a surprise here. It should be a close, fun affair, but we think the bees will have enough to move forward.
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