Rudiger asks for explanation after win over Brentford

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Chelsea defeated Brentford 1-0 at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday evening, and that game cannot be mentioned without highlighting the heroics of Edouard Mendy.

The Senegal international was in brilliant form as he produced top saves after save to keep Chelsea’s lead intact.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger missed the game, and the German international was quick to highlight the impact of Mendy and questioned why he was omitted from the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist.

After the game, Rudiger wrote on social media: “Someone explain why he’s not nominated for the ballon d’or 🤔🤔🤔 What a performance… EDOUARD MENDY.”

Former Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris was also full of praise for Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, and believes Mendy is one of the best players in the Premier League this season, alongside Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.

Morris tweeted: “Mendy is up there with Salah so far this season!!!”

“Won’t get the same plaudits,” he added in another tweet, “but his level of performance in his position is upper echelon.”

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