What Thomas Frank said at half-time to help inspire Brentford’s historic win at Chelsea
A shock victory for the Bees!
Brentford star Ethan Pinnock has revealed what manager Thomas Frank said at half-time to help inspire a shock 2-0 win at Chelsea on Saturday.
The score was locked at 0-0 following the opening 45 minutes at Stamford Bridge before Pinnock fired the visitors ahead just before the hour mark.
Bryan Mbeumo then made sure of all three points in the 96th minute as he doubles Brentford’s lead, with Chelsea fans booing their team off the pitch.
The result means Brentford are the first side in Premier League history to win each of their first three games against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Pinnock, quizzed on what his boss Frank said at half-time to help inspire the victory, told TNT Sports: ‘He said to be a bit braver.
‘Although we were staying in the game he thought we could offer more going forwards and be a bit tidier on the ball.
‘We were still in the game and it was all to play for. The boys stuck to their task and we really felt we could get at them with set pieces and on the counter.
‘We know they’re a top quality side, we’ve seen their performances raise in the last few weeks.
‘There was a big defensive focus on stifling them, staying in the game, just trying to frustrate them.
‘We knew the longer the game went on the more we could grow into it.’