‘No doubt’: Some Chelsea fans believe signing is ‘best in world football’

Lane Dias November 30, 2020
‘No doubt’: Some Chelsea fans believe signing is ‘best in world football’
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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy produced another fine display as the London derby with Tottenham Hotspur ended honours even. Some Blues fans even hailed the stopper as one of the “best in the world”.

The match saw Spurs move back to the top of the league, with dominant Chelsea remaining third.

However, the shut-out ensured Frank Lampard’s men have gone seven matches unbeaten in the league and extended their unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions.

The result also means Chelsea have kept the most clean sheets (five) in the league so far this season, with Edouard Mendy between the sticks for all of them. The goalkeeper also boasts an 89% save percentage from his six appearances.

Senegalese stopper’s stats

The Senegalese keeper joined the Blues on a reported five-year deal from French side Rennes in September.

Rather than merely providing competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, Mendy has marvelled instead to become first choice.

He has managed eight clean sheets from 11 appearances overall, including three in the Champions League.

He has only conceded three goals in that time, with just one of those coming in the league.

Despite the home side’s overall dominance in possession against Tottenham yesterday, Mendy came to the rescue when summoned.

He produced a fine save to deny Serge Aurier’s speculative strike, which flew through a crowded penalty area. He also dealt well with crosses from Spurs’ full-backs, notably palming one away from danger in the second half.

Mendy one of the ‘best in world football’

His display earned him several plaudits from Chelsea fans. Some said Mendy’s numbers were even more impressive considering he has played fewer games than some of his counterparts:

Some Chelsea fans drew similarities between Mendy’s record and that of legendary Blues number one Petr Cech, while others said the overall defensive performance boded well for the Blues:

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