Chelsea extended their unbeaten run to seven games under Graham Potter as they were held to a goalless draw by a battling Brentford side.
In a hard-fought west London derby, the hosts had three good chances, but Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga twice kept out headers from Ivan Toney and another one from Bryan Mbeumo.
Chelsea saw Cesar Azpilicueta and Kai Havertz both denied by Brentford’s David Raya.
Substitutes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic nearly won it late on for the visitors, but Raya again did well to make vital saves to keep it level.
The point keeps Potter’s side fourth, seven points behind leaders Arsenal, while ninth-placed Brentford have now drawn five of 11 Premier League matches this season.
Bees boss Thomas Frank will be delighted with the performance from his side, who were the better team for large parts of a tight match at the Gtech Community Stadium.
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Match ends, Brentford 0, Chelsea 0.
Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Chelsea 0.
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by David Raya.
Attempt saved. Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rico Henry (Brentford).
Substitution, Brentford. Saman Ghoddos replaces Vitaly Janelt.
Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Yoane Wissa (Brentford).
Attempt saved. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.
Attempt blocked. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Pulisic.
Attempt saved. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.
Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.
Attempt missed. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carney Chukwuemeka.
Substitution, Chelsea. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Kai Havertz.
Offside, Brentford. David Raya tries a through ball, but Yoane Wissa is caught offside.
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Vitaly Janelt.
Attempt blocked. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.
Attempt missed. Rico Henry (Brentford) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yoane Wissa.
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