Thomas Tuchel sets English football record with Chelsea victory over Brentford

In seeing his Chelsea side defeat Brentford on Saturday evening to return to the top of the Premier League, Thomas Tuchel also set an incredible English football record.

It was a frenetic match at the Brentford Community Stadium, with the Blues being put under immense pressure by Thomas Frank’s Bees.

Edouard Mendy was deservedly named man of the match by Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville after making a series of stunning saves to protect his side’s clean sheet.

A fabulous half-volley from Ben Chilwell was enough to secure all three points for Tuchel’s side and move back to the summit of the table.

In securing the win over Brentford, Tuchel also helped the Blues set a remarkable record that no other side has matched.

The 1-0 victory ensured that under the German, Chelsea have now won seven successive London derby games.

It is a run that stretches back to the penultimate Premier League game that Frank Lampard was in charge for.

The Blues defeated Fulham in that game and have since beaten Spurs twice, as well as Crystal Palace, West Ham, Arsenal and Brentford once.

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No other capital side in the top four tiers of English football have enjoyed such a successful run in London derbies.

Remarkably, Chelsea have only conceded once in that run, a Christian Benteke consolation in last season’s hammering of Palace.

Tuchel hailed his side for their performance in the face of Brentford’s pressure and expressed his pleasure with the win.

“I was very happy, they tried us from the first minute, we were very sharp, aware and we put a lot of effort into winning first and second balls,” he told Sky Sports.

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“We were very aware, we took good decisions in the centre of midfield, they worked hard, it was intense to calm the game down, it was not easy.

“To calm the game down, the harder you work, the visible work to collect balls, it was very strong and I’m very happy.”

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