Mendy’s performance hailed as one of the best from a goalkeeper in recent years

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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had one of the most difficult games of his time at Chelsea in the 1-0 win over Brentford.

Ben Chilwell has put his side ahead with an impeccable finish in the first half, but it was Mendy who got the ovation at the end of the game and deservedly so.

It was save after save from the Chelsea goalkeeper as Brentford pressed on for an equaliser in the final 20 minutes of the game. His roar at the referee’s final whistle only showed what it meant to him.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has hailed the performance as one of the best from a goalkeeper in recent years.

He wrote in his column for the club website: “Those of course went to Edouard Mendy for a display that every goalkeeper dreams of and every striker playing against him has nightmares about for weeks after.

“We all witnessed the breath-taking blocks, with the tip over the crossbar from the overhead kick being merely the most spectacular of the lot. It might not even have been the best save and it was only close to his bravest moment of the afternoon.

“You sometimes hear about players ‘growing’ in confidence. Against the Bees, Edouard grew in confidence but also looked like he was growing physically too. It was one of the most memorable performances in recent years by a stopper, not just at Chelsea but at any top club.”

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