Brentford have no time to dwell on their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Thursday as they must now prepare to travel up to Leeds United. 

Marcelo Bielsa’s side sit three places, but just one point, below the Bees as a congested bottom half of the table means everyone is in danger. 

A draw against Newcastle was Brentford’s best result against the current bottom three, before recovering for a home win against Everton. 

Speaking after the loss against Tottenham, Thomas Frank said: “I thought I saw a Brentford team that I was proud to see play on the pitch. I think we were brave, we tried to get on the ball, create, try to dominate in spells. 

“Off the ball, we were very aggressive, front-footed, pressed high, really loved that and that is just a trademark of how we want to do things, I’m really pleased with that, the attitude and the hard work were perfect. 

“We are ready, it will be back, recover, watch the game back, analyse, learn from it and prepare for Leeds, then we are ready for Sunday.”

Brentford had just two shots on target in the loss against Tottenham and have scored just six goals in their last five games. 

However, midfielder Vitaly Janelt, who has found the back of the net four times since joining in 2020, is not concerned with the Bees’ run of form. 

He said: “I think it was a 50-50 game, they didn’t create many chances, and we didn’t as well. This is our biggest thing at the moment we have to keep working on that and keep looking forward and try to get three points against Leeds.  

“We have so many games in this season we have to go from game to game. 

"Four days ago we won an important game against Everton, now we lose against Tottenham. If we win against Leeds everything is fine."

Leeds go into the tie on the back of only their third win of the season, Raphinha’s late penalty against Crystal Palace earning the home side all three points. 

And despite Brentford’s lean return in front of goal, Leeds boss Bielsa is expecting the Bees to present an attacking challenge. 

 “So far, Brentford have shown to be a different team in the Premier League,” the Argentine said. 

“The most significant thing is the amount of elements they attack with and the management they have of the ball in all the sectors of the pitch.  

“Anyone who has seen Brentford play this season, can see they attack with six players and they always want to keep the ball. That’s not common in any league.”