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Edouard Mendy has expressed how happy he was after the win against Brentford

Edouard Mendy continued to perform marvelously ending up with a clean sheet.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has explained why he was named man-of-the-match in the Premier League encounter against Brentford on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Senegalese goalkeeper was the star of the show at Brentford Community Stadium, making a series of outstanding stops to deny the hosts in a 1-0 victory.

Chelsea had grabbed the lead in the 45th minute through Ben Chilwell, but the second half belonged to the promoted side, who pushed from all angles in search of an equalizer, but were held at bay by the former Rennes goalkeeper.

Mendy commented on the club's official website, "I am delighted with how I played." "Hard work is the key." I worked with my teammates and coaches during the week to prepare to assist the team, and I was successful.

"We were aware that we would be facing a formidable opponent. Since their promotion to the Premier League, they've demonstrated that, particularly at home against Arsenal and Liverpool. As a result, it is a fantastic outcome.

"It was incredibly difficult." The game had a terrific atmosphere as well as a high level of tension. We had to go through a lot of pain, and we had to go through it all together. Together, we got over the hump. It's a good start, and we'll need to keep it going in the Champions League."

"We have shown a lot of character recently to win close games," Mendy said of Chelsea's need to dig deep to come away with three valuable points. In the Premier League, there is always a lot of physical intensity, and we have always responded.

"A club that wants to be at the top of the league all season has to find a way to win games occasionally, which we have done."

Despite scoring against Brentford, Chilwell believes Mendy deserves the majority of the credit for the points they scored.

"I'm delighted to score a goal, but I believe we owe Edou a debt of gratitude," Chilwell insisted, according to the club's website.

"I'm not sure how many saves he made, but there were several crucial saves, and he does it every week for us." Whether it's once or twice, or multiple times in one game, he always comes through for us. We owe our thanks to him, a world-class goalkeeper.

"Having someone like that behind you who comes to receive the ball from crosses, is a fantastic shot-stopper, and is good with his feet really gives you confidence."

"We see it in training every day, but now he's receiving the praise he deserves, and in games like these where he makes massive saves, he gives us the three points in the end."

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