Chelsea needed Edouard Mendy to produce six saves in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brentford on Saturday evening, as the Blues returned to the summit of the Premier League.
Mendy believes the Blues have shown a lot of character recently to win close games.
He said: “We have shown a lot of character recently to win close games.
“There is always a lot of physical intensity in the Premier League and we have responded each time.
“A team that wants to be at the top of the league all season has to has to sometimes find a way to win games, and we have done that.”