Brentford welcomed Chelsea in one of the key games of the weekend in the Premier League as hostility returns after the international break.
Chelsea was aiming to build on their 3-1 success at Stamford Bridge against Southampton last time out. And it was a tough game expectedly as the host were optimistic heading into the game.
In the end, the Blues claimed a narrow 0-1 win as Goalballlive.com reviews the key observations from the epic clash on Saturday evening.
CHELSEA RECLAIMS TOPSPOT
For all the Reds did to annihilate Watford at the Vicarage Road, Chelsea would still be above them in the League table as the case may be.
Scoring five goals may have earned Liverpool the three points at stake. But it wouldn't stop Chelsea from going top of them in the League standing despite their slim 0-1 win over the Bees.
Such was how important the victory was for Chelsea as they return to the League summit earnestly.
MAN OF THE MATCH-EDOUARD MENDY
The Senegalese international was one of the Chelsea standout players as they managed to get the job done across West London this weekend.
The Blues readily worked themselves up before they could find the solitary goal they needed in the match.
And it was Mendy's goalkeeping heroics that helped secure the win.
While Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel would appreciate his sides ability to record the win away from home.
BRENTFORD DESERVE SOME CREDIT
The Blues have been magnificent all season since their promotion to the English topflight like we've already seen in the current campaign.
And against Chelsea, they forced the European Champions into some desperate defending.
If not for the tidy work Mendy did in between the sticks, it would have been a huge Premier League story at the end of the match.
Brentford City did their best but Ben Chilwell's goal was the deciding factor in the 90 minutes affair.
While we also accord Brentford the respect they truly deserve after they just narrowly lost to Thomas Tuchel's EPL heavyweight on Saturday evening.
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