Gary Neville hails Chelsea player for brilliant performance against Brentford: “He has made the difference”

Manchester United legend Gary Neville hailed Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for his brilliant performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Brentford on Saturday.

“He was absolutely brilliant, if you’re going to win a title there are going to be games where you don’t play well, you don’t deserve to win the game but your goalkeeper makes two or three world class saves. He was brilliant today Mendy,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

Neville was then asked whether Mendy could have the same impact on his team as Manchester City keeper Ederson and Liverpool’s Alisson do.

“He has made that difference, if you think of Kepa in goal for Chelsea when Frank [Lampard] was there, it was a big problem, they were conceding too many goals,” he added.

“It got to the point where he wouldn’t even dive for it, it was in the middle of his net, two metres away from the post.

“It’s a lot more difficult to score against Chelsea, not just because of the change to the back five, which Thomas Tuchel brought in, but also the goalkeeper.”

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