PREMIER - Mendy sends Chelsea top of Premier League table

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PREMIER - Mendy sends Chelsea top of Premier League table
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Jack Chilwell's scorching shot and a fine showing from Edouard Mendy helped Chelsea reclaim top spot in the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Brentford on Saturday.

Liverpool's 5-0 thrashing of Watford had knocked Thomas Tuchel's team out of first place just hours before.

Chelsea, on the other hand, responded admirably with a spirited victory in their first league encounter with their west London rivals in 74 years.

Chelsea's sixth win in eight league games came thanks to Chilwell's furiously struck goal in first-half stoppage time.

Chelsea needed a succession of outstanding saves from Mendy in the final minutes to pull one point clear of second-placed Liverpool.

Tuchel had told his team not to expect an easy ride against Brentford at the start of a five-game winnable league run, and he was proved correct.