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Rudiger adds to Ballon d’Or calls as Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy breaks a Peter Schmeichel benchmark vs Brentford

Rudiger adds to Ballon d’Or calls as Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy breaks a Peter Schmeichel benchmark vs Brentford

 

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s masterclass versus Brentford has continued to take the headlines online on Saturday evening.

Chilwell decides it

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea made their return to action earlier this evening.

After seeing Liverpool leapfrog them to the Premier League’s summit owing to a 5-0 drubbing of Watford in today’s early kick-off, the Blues made the short trip to the Brentford Community Stadium, eyeing a 3-point haul of their own.

And, when all was said and done, bag their 6th victory of the English top-flight season is precisely what Tuchel and co. managed… just.

A pulsating 90 minutes, across which hosts Brentford proved themselves deserving of at the very least a share of the spoils, ultimately played out into a 1-0 Chelsea win.

Ben Chilwell proved the match-winner, rifling home a sumptuous effort from the edge of the area early in the 2nd-half to keep alive a fine personal spell of form, and send the Pensioners back to the top of the Premier League in the process:

‘Someone explain…’

On the back of the action coming to a close in West London, however, it was not the name of goalscorer Chilwell which in fact stole the headlines.

As outlined above, this honour was instead reserved for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea’s no.1, amid nothing short of a bombardment on the visitors’ goal late in Saturday’s clash, stood tall, producing world-class save after save to keep a relentless Brentford outfit at bay:

The Senegalese’s showing has since been hailed by many as the finest of the Premier League season thus far, a viewpoint which appears to be very much shared by teammate Antonio Rudiger:

Not only that, but Mendy’s excellence at the Brentford Community Stadium also saw the former Rennes man surpass a host of the Premier League’s finest ever shot-stoppers in an altogether impressive category:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 12 26 29
2 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
3 Manchester City 12 19 26
4 West Ham United 12 9 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
9 Manchester United 12 -1 17
10 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
11 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
12 Everton FC 12 -3 15
13 Leicester City 12 -5 15
14 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
15 Brentford FC 12 -1 13
16 Watford FC 12 -4 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
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