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Missed chances mean Brentford's start is the worst in seven years

The Bees have picked up just nine points from their first 11 Championship games this season with mistakes in both boxes the major issue for the Bees

Brentford are having the joint worst start, points wise, to a league season since the 2010/11 season in League One.

The Bees have picked up just nine points from their first 11 Championship games this season with mistakes in both boxes the major issue for the Bees.

A number of players have been guilty of missing gilt-edged chances at key moments in matches, while mistakes at the back have been frequently punished by opponents.

Their only win has come at Bolton Wanderers, who have made the worst start in their history in mid-September where three fine long range goals gave the Brentford the victory.

It’s their joint lowest points total from as many league games in a decade. They also picked up just nine points from their first 11 games of the 2010/11 season, playing in the division below.

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Season: Points from first 11 league games

2017/18: 9 (Championship)

2016/17: 18 (Championship)

2015/16: 11 (Championship)

2014/15: 17 (Championship)

2013/14: 15 (League One)

2012/13: 17 (League One)

2011/12: 19 (League One)

2010/11: 9 (League One)

2009/10: 13 (League One)

2008/09: 20 (League Two)

2007/08: 12 (League Two)

Brentford aren’t the only side going through one of their worst starts to a campaign though.

Bolton (two points), Birmingham (eight), Reading (nine, from 10 matches) and Burton (also nine) have all got their lowest points totals for this stage of the season in the last decade.

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