Chelsea held off a late assault from Brentford to return to the top of the Premier League, according to Ben Chilwell, and demonstrated the mentality they’ll need to succeed this season.
Left-back for England Chilwell’s first-half goal, his third for club and country in three games, was enough to win the west London derby, but only owing to some good defensive effort as the Bees poured on the pressure in the final moments.
Following Liverpool’s hammering of Watford earlier in the day, Thomas Tuchel’s team replied with a mature and tenacious effort against their promoted hosts in the late game of the day.
In the first league encounter between the two clubs in 74 years, the European champions dominated the first half but had to dig deep to secure the three points.
In injury time, Senegal international Mendy knocked over an acrobatic effort from Bees midfielder Christian Norgaard, clinching a win that the Blues keeper celebrated excitedly with his teammates.
Source: BBC Sport