Brentford vs Swansea LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news as Said Benrahma STARTS – Championship play-off latest updates – The Sun

BRENTFORD and Swansea clash tonight at Griffin Park for a place in the Championship playoff final.

Andre Ayew's goal at the Liberty splits the two sides going into the all-important second leg, with either Fulham or Cardiff waiting for the victors at Wembley.

Said Benrahma starts for the hosts who beat Swansea 3-1 earlier in the season here, with Bees boss Thomas Frank fuelling the fire in the run up by declaring his side will '100 percent win'.

  • Start time: 7.45pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Football, Main Event/Sky Go or NOW TV
  • Brentford XI: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Norgaard, Jensen, Benrahma, Watkins, Marcondes, Jansson, Mbeumo, Dalsgaard.
  • Swansea XI: Mulder, Roberts, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Guehi, Bidwell, Fulton, Grimes, Gallagher, Ayew, Brewster.

Follow all the latest updates from Championship play-off with our live blog below…

  • KEY MAN

    During the 2019-20 Championship campaign, Saïd Benrahma was involved in 291 open play sequences that ending in a shot; 46 more than any other player in the division.

  • SWANS BENCH

    46 Gould, 44 Cabango, 30 Rushesha, 21 Dhanda, 10 Celina, 41 Garrick, 12 Dyer, 18 Kalulu, 32Cullen.

  • BEES BENCH

    28 Daniels, 7 Canos, 14 Dasilva, 16 Valencia, 21 Dervisoglu, 23 Jeanvier, 24 Fosu, 31 Zamburek, 35 Roerslev.

  • SWANSEA XI

    25 Mulder, 23 Roberts, 26 Naughton, 5 Van Der Hoorn, 2 Guehi, 24 Bidwell, 6 Fulton, 8 Grimes (C), 33 Gallagher, 22 Ayew, 19 Brewster.

  • BRENTFORD XI

    One change from their first leg loss to the visitors with Marcondes coming into the starting line-up.

    1 Raya, 3 Henry, 5 Pinnock, 6 Norgaard, 8 Jensen, 10 Benrahma, 11 Watkins, 17 Marcondes, 18 Jansson (C), 19 Mbeumo, 22 Dalsgaard.

  • 18 YEARS!

    Brentford are winless in their last 11 Football League play-off games (D3 L8), last winning in May 2002 against Huddersfield in the third tier semi-final second leg.

  • HISTORIC SEND OFF

    Tonight's clash will be the last at Griffin Park in its 116 year history.

    Can Brentford book their place in the Play-Off final tonight for the perfect send off?

  • DANGER MAN

    Rhian Brewster has eight goals in his 11 appearances on the road for Swansea this season, including each of the last three.

  • GOOD EVENING

    Welcome to the live blog for Brentford vs Swansea.

    Both teams are 90 minutes away from booking their place in one of football’s most lucrative matches.

    Swansea go into the second leg of the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final in the driving seat after beating Brentford 1-0 at home.

    Andre Ayew scored the winner after having an earlier penalty kick saved by Raya.

    Brentford have been handed a boost going into the game with Rico Henry’s red card being overturned from the first leg.

    If Brentford manage to pull off a second leg comeback to seal their place in the Play-Off Final, they could have a strong chance of being promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history.

    Equally, a win for Swansea could see them go into the Play-Off Final with the chance of returning to the top flight of English football after playing just two full seasons in the second tier after being relegated in the 2017/18 season.

    Brentford went into the Play-Offs firm favourites to gain promotion after narrowly missing out on the automatic promotion spot on the final day of the season.

    Their opponents managed to book their place in the competition after smashing Reading 4-1 and Nottingham Forest falling at the last hurdle losing 4-1 to Stoke.

    Brentford missing out on promotion could come with big consequences with Premier League clubs keeping a firm eye on their top talents.

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