Brentford boss reacts to Chelsea win, reveals what he told Edouard Mendy after the match

Brentford manager Thomas Frank was proud of his team’s performance and was adamant that there was only one winner on the field today.

Ben Chilwell’s first half goal was all that Chelsea needed to claim the three points in the match for the west London club to return to the top of the Premier League.

However, the Bees boss could not quite wrap his head around how not one of those countless attempts on goal hit the back of th net.

Frank told BBC: “It is difficult to believe we dominated Chelsea, particularly in the last 30 minutes, and they are very lucky. That is crazy. Four months ago, they won the Champions League and we got promoted through the play-offs.

“They dominated without creating anything in the first hour, and after we made changes we created chances. We kept them to five shots, five shots, I’m talking about Chelsea. That is impressive. I can’t ask for more; if we play this game 10 times, we win nine.”

On Edouard Mendy: “He is a top goalkeeper, too good for us, and I said that to him. Well done to him. It is what it is, I’m very pleased.”

On Brentford’s start to the season: “We are here to be assets to the Premier League and play exciting stuff and go toe to toe with the big teams. That is the third time we’ve shown it; of the three, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, this is the game we deserved to win most, but that is just how football is.”

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