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‘Annoying’: Thomas Frank now reveals what he told Edouard Mendy on the pitch at full-time on Saturday


‘Annoying’: Thomas Frank now reveals what he told Edouard Mendy on the pitch at full-time on Saturday

Brentford boss Thomas Frank revealed a conversation he had with Edouard Mendy after he single-handedly secured three points for Chelsea last Saturday.

According to the club’s  website, Frank admitted that his and Mendy’s full-time conversation was nothing more than a tribute to the Blues heroic no.1.

When the two teams met in the Premier League over the weekend, the Senegalese international was completely unpassable.

The Bees completely swarmed their guests after Chelsea went ahead through Ben Chilwell, hoping to break into the hive and retrieve the honey.

Brentford, on the other hand, were repeatedly met with the 6ft4in frame of a certain gloved guardian.

Mendy made four fantastic saves in the second half to keep his team ahead, each with a different technique but all equally important.

His final save – and arguably the best of the bunch – prevented Christian Norgaard from scoring a bicycle kick by tipping the attempt over the bar.

When the game was finally over and Chelsea could breathe again, Thomas Tuchel’s team rushed over to thank their valiant goalkeeper.

As did Frank, who admitted to being a member of the congratulatory mob.

“He was the main reason we didn’t win,” said the Danish manager about Mendy.

“He was absolutely world class and he’s been crazy good for Chelsea, so I just said to him it was a little bit annoying that he was so good, and I just praised him.

“If you want to win anything you need to have a fab keeper and number nine.

“We managed to keep Romelu Lukaku quiet but unfortunately we couldn’t get past Mendy.

“If you look at Chelsea, they should praise themselves because in terms of how many chances we’ve created it’s very good they have a good keeper or they wouldn’t have been number one in the league.

Organizations that win titles are frequently built on the most solid foundations.

Chelsea may be able to unleash all of the world’s attacking arsenal, but they now have a fortress in which to store such weapons.

It’s no coincidence that Manchester City and Liverpool’s recent Premier League titles came shortly after they signed a new goalkeeper.

The Blues have followed a similar strategy, and the results are visible.

If Mendy can maintain his form for the rest of the season, the league title could be returning to Stamford Bridge.


‘Annoying’: Thomas Frank now reveals what he told Edouard Mendy on the pitch at full-time on Saturday

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