Brentford have announced their starting XI to face Sunderland this afternoon at Griffin Park.

In goal for the Bees is Daniel Bentley, and he has a defence of Henrik Dalsgaard, John Egan, Andreas Bjelland and Josh Clarke in front of him.

In midfield, Brentford boss Dean Smith has opted for Romaine Sawyers, Nico Yennaris and Ryan Woods.

Brentford defensive ace: Sunderland are stupid if they don't fear us

An up front for the west Londoners today is Florian Jozefzoon, Ollie Watkins and Lasse Vibe.

On the substitutes' bench for Brentford this afternoon is Luke Daniels, Neal Maupay, Josh McEachran, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Yoann Barbet, Chris Mepham, and there's a return from injury for Spanish midfielder Sergi Canos.

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Be warned, Sunderland! Brentford hardly concede when this man plays in defence