Brentford ensured that the league double over West London rivals QPR on Saturday was completed, as the Bees ran out 3-1 winners in the last match between the sides at Griffin Park.
Goals from each of Brentford’s front three – Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins – ensured that the Bees ended the day keeping a hold of 3rd place in the league table.
The Bees once again came out of the blocks firing, as Thomas Frank’s side struck three times within the opening 33 minutes of the contest to put the game beyond reasonable doubt.
QPR pulled one back in the 62nd minute courtesy of Nahki Wells, but it proved to be a consolation, as the Hoops lost for a seventh time in nine meetings against the Bees.
Although the front three of Benrahma, Mbeumo and Watkins took the plaudits, one player who stood up when it was needed was 24-year-old midfielder Mathias Jensen.
Here we look at how he performed…
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Jensen made his 27th league appearance of the season in this game, starting on the right hand side of a midfield three alongside Christian Norgaard and Josh Dasilva.
The Dane assisted superbly for Benrahma’s opener, drilling in a low cross across the 18-yard-box from a free-kick routine on the right, with the Algerian latching on to smash home, giving the Bees the advantage.
Taking a look at his other key statistics from the game, we can see that Jensen made quite the impression.
He achieved a passing accuracy of 65% during the 78 minutes he was on the pitch, and completed one successful dribble.
More impressively, though, Jensen won a total of nine duels during the game, also making seven interceptions, highlighting his high work-rate in the middle of the park.
With the starting XI staying fairly consistent for now at Brentford under Frank, Jensen can expect the opportunities to continue to come his way.
At the age of just 24, there is still a long way to go until he’s at the prime of his career. If he continues to put in performances like the one he showed on Saturday, then he will have an excellent season.