Brentford make the short trip across West London on Monday night to face Queens Park Rangers in the Championship, as Thomas Frank’s side look for a third-straight win.
Going into the international break, Brentford fans had very little to shout about.
Their club were floating a few points above the relegation zone but after back-to-back wins since the restart, the Bees are buzzing in mid-table.
A thrilling final ten minutes at Griffin Park at the weekend saw Brentford put three past Millwall to take maximum points, before a compelling 3-0 win at Swansea City in midweek gave the side consecutive wins for the first time this season.
The trip to Loftus Road on Monday night though will arguably be their toughest outing of the season to date – QPR are fifth in the Championship, and loving life under Mark Warburton.
Here we take a look at two decisions Frank must make ahead of the West London derby on Monday:
Brentford have a real talent on their hands in Josh Da Silva.
The former Arsenal youth player turned 21 this week, and is so far enjoying a strong start to the season at Griffin Park.
He played a bit-part role in the side last season but has already featured ten times this campaign, scoring two goals.
A curling effort against Bristol City earlier in the month earned his side a point that day, and another fine goal from range against Millwall at the weekend readied their comeback.
He’s only started five games in the Championship this season but with his recent scoring form from midfield, he’s really pushing for a regular starting spot in Franks side.
Dasilva started on the left of a three-strong midfield against Swansea, alongside Christian Norgaard and Kamohelo Mokotjo and bagged himself an assist that game – expect to see him starting against QPR on Monday night.
This is another selection headache for Frank, but with so many players coming to form for Brentford, it’s a nice problem for the manager to have.
Bryan Mbuemo joined Brentford from Ligue 2 side Troyes in the summer, and has kick-started his career in England with goals in his last two games.
He scored the equaliser against Millwall at the weekend, and the third of Brentford’s three against Swansea.
It takes him to three goals for the season and he looks like another youngster who’s set to become a regular in the Brentford XI.
With the injury to Sergi Canos, Frank has switched things up by going to a 4-3-3 with Mbuemo in the front-three alongside Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma.
The trio look to have formed a good understanding in a short amount of time, and expect to see the same three starting against QPR on Monday.