Brentford vs Chelsea Premier League: Eduoard Mendy shines as Chelsea defeat resilient Brentford 1-0 to climb to the top of the table- Chelsea has defeated newcomers Brentford but they did have their work cut out for it. Chelsea was the better team in the 1st half as Ben Chilwell scored right at the halftime mark to take the lead for the Blues. However, Brentford was absolutely tremendous in the 2nd half. They had 17 shots in the match and Mendy had to make some amazing saves to make sure that Chelsea came back with all the 3 points. Chelsea took all the 3 points in West London and go top of the table.
Chelsea has become the first-ever side to win seven successive London derbies away from home in the Premier League.
Chelsea are the first team in the top four tiers of English football to win seven consecutive London derbies:
W 0-1 vs Fulham
W 0-1 vs Spurs
W 1-4 vs Crystal Palace
W 0-1 vs West Ham
W 0-2 vs Arsenal
W 0-3 vs Spurs
W 0-1 vs Brentford
And they have only conceded once.
Edouard Mendy made 6 saves vs. Brentford, 5 from shots taken inside the penalty area.
He has more clean sheets  than goals against  in the league so far this season.
20 – Chelsea goalkeeper Édouard Mendy kept his 20th Premier League clean sheet in this game (38th start) – only Petr Cech (26), Pepe Reina (32), Alisson (36) and Roy Carroll (37) have needed fewer starts to reach 20 shut outs in the competition’s history