Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he has made a “lucky escape” to Brentford, thanks to keeper Edouard Mendy’s hero.
As Bruce postponed the slow onslaught from the bees, Mendy made many big savings, including those with his face. 1-0 victory It put them on top of the prem.
Tuchel said BBC Match of the Day Program: “We were very strong for 70 minutes and very lucky for 20 minutes.
“Thanks to Edouard, I escaped with three points.
“It was like a cup game at the end. They risked and the atmosphere gave them a lot of courage.”
Senegalese star Mendi unblocks three prominent second half blocks to reject Saman Ghoddos’s sub and falls from Pontus Jansson’s stunning overhead kick to stop time. I was allowed to.
Ben Chilwell, the winner of the Chelsea match, said he scored the only goal of the match shortly before the break. Sky sports: “For the last 20 to 30 minutes, they were really pushing them, and it was hell on earth.
“Mendy was great. Watching it every day in training, he is now getting the credits he deserves by making big savings to earn us points.”
Brentford boss Thomas Frank added:
“I did a good job with him. I am very happy with him what it is.”
It was Mendy’s 20th clean sheet in Prem and his 38th start in the division.
Only four goalkeepers, including former Chelsea hero Petr Čech, 26, needed less start to reach 20 shutouts in the history of the tournament.
Mendy joined the blues from Rennais for £ 22m 13 months ago and played a key role in winning the Champions League last year.
He was named the European Goalkeeper of the Year by Uefa and his international teammates in August. Sadio Mané exploded last week the decision not to nominate him for this year’s Ballon d’Or.
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Chelsea hero Mendy saved Faith vs. Brentford, and boss Tuchel praised the keeper for Bruce’s rescue.
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