(Watch Highlights) Ben Chilwell on score sheet as Edouard Mendy’s heroics saves day for Chelsea at Brentford

Ben Chilwell’s goal and Edouard Mendy’s heroics helped Chelsea regain top spot with a 1-0 victory at Brentford.

Bryan Mbeumo’s shot against a post after 22 minutes was the hosts’ best first-half chance but it was Chelsea who took the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross was cleared only as far as Chilwell, whose rising shot marked his second goal in successive league matches.

The visitors were dominant in the first half, not letting Brentford get a foot hold of the game and when Ben Chilwell put Chelsea in front, it looked as if it was going to be a long evening for the Bees.

However the last 20 minutes of the game, Thomas Frank’s men were superb.

Brentford were all over their West London rivals, hitting the post THREE times and carving out fantastic opportunities.

Christian Noorgaard had five shots on goal himself and he’s a defensive midfielder so that is saying something.

However Edouard Mendy was determined to keep a clean sheet and that is exactly what the Senegalese keeper did pulling off some fantastic saves which eventually led to Chelsea leaving the Community Stadium with all three points.

Brentford can look back at tonight’s game with their heads held high but they’ll all be wondering how not one of those chances flew into the back of the net.

Thanks for sticking with us tonight and I hope you enjoyed that just as much as I did.