After a relatively stress-free pre-season, Brentford go into Sunday’s Premier League opener at Leicester brimming with confidence and with a far stronger squad than last season. That is no small achievement given that they have lost their creative spark, Christian Eriksen. Thomas Frank, though disappointed to have lost his compatriot, is looking ahead. “We had a good team before Eriksen and we still have a good team,” he said.
Eriksen’s impact after his January arrival was striking but it is lazy to suggest he kept the team up on his own and that perception has angered many fans….