EPL: Tuchel singles out Chelsea player after 1-0 win at Brentford

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has hailed Edouard Mendy’s heroics after their 1-0 victory at Brentford on Saturday.

Mendy made a couple of fantastic saves as the Blues took all three points in the West London Derby, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s superb volley in the first half.

“We were very strong for 70 minutes and very lucky for 20 minutes, to sum it up.

“We escaped with the three points thanks to Edouard (Mendy).

“It was like a cup game at the end; they took risks and the atmosphere gave them a lot of courage,” Tuchel told the media after the game.

On what he expected from Brentford, he added: “They play like this from the start, it was a lot of effort to not allow them to create this energy, and we put lots of effort into collecting second balls in midfield; we put a lot of effort into invisible work.

“We were strong in the challenges and played with composure. It is important not to lose the ball just as you win it because this is what they like. It was like this in the end.”

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