Chelsea ratings: Mendy inspired; Sarr shines; more Werner frustration

However, Brentford found Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in remarkable form as Thomas Tuchel’s side ground out a hard-fought 1-0 victory.

James Robson was at the Brentford Community Stadium and provides his player ratings

Vital saves denied Ivan Toney, Saman Ghoddos, Pontus Jansson and Christian Norgaard in the second half.

Also rode his luck with Bryan Mbeumo hitting the post twice and Trevoh Chalobah clearing off the line.

Just looks totally at home whenever he gets the chance. In difficult circumstances he stood strong.

Lucky the offside flag went up as he brought down Toney in the area, but then produced a goal-line clearance to preserve Chelsea’s lead.

The experienced head in a makeshift back three. Put under pressure as Brentford tried to load the ball into the area, but was generally in the right place at the right time.

Hugely impressive Premier League debut. Showed strength and composure under pressure.

A terrific recovery challenge on Mbeumo prevented the Brentford man from bursting through on goal.

His cross set up Chilwell’s strike. It was a much-needed piece of quality in the attacking third that Chelsea did not produce enough of.

Looked back to his most influential with his tireless runs and vital ball wins. Also played a part in the build-up to Chilwell’s goal.

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