The performance of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with Chelsea in the great battle with MU was extremely excellent. The £ 22million rookie of the West London team has discouraged high-form striker Marcus Rashford.
The performance of rookie Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is much more appreciated than David de Gea. The Whoscored page scored 7.2 for the Senegal goalkeeper, with De Gea 6.5 points, even though both kept clean sheets.
Edouard Mendy’s performance against MU convinced the most demanding audience. According to statistics from ESPN, the visitors’ “keeper” has a total of 4 saves, De Gea’s number is 1. Without the focus from start to finish of the £ 22 million goalkeeper , especially at the last minute, maybe Lampard’s team failed.
Edouard Mendy’s performance against MU was a bit “malfunctioning”. In the 30th minute of the match at Old Trafford, the score is 0-0. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, after receiving the ball from midfielder Kurt Zouma, was caught by 2 MU players.
The contract of 22 million pounds of Chelsea confidently passes to Thiago Silva in a very open position. However, the handling phase of the goalkeeper born in 1992 made Chelsea fans startled when they almost brought the ball to the home net. Fortunately for Mendy and Chelsea when the ball went all the way across the cross border.
But above all, it was still a great personal match for Mendy. And even more special, all 4 matches that this rookie in the Chelsea’s restricted area, the West London team kept a clean sheet.
Remember before the match against MU, Mendy was the first Chelsea goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in both of his first Premier League matches since Petr Cech did it in 2004. And after the MU match, Mendy even tried to extend that record himself.
Before making Marcus Rashford and MU stars regret, in France, Edouard Mendy made the attacking stars like Neymar and Mbappe silent. Last season, he helped Rennes finish third in Ligue 1.
Last season’s statistics show that Edouard Mendy could be an upgrade over Kepa. The Senegalese goalkeeper conceded 32 goals last season, less than Kepa (59). The success rate of Edouard Mendy (69.8%) was also much higher than that of Kepa (58.5%). Besides, Mendy only conceded 5 goals from outside the penalty area. Kepa picked up the ball 12 times in the net when facing shots from afar!
It is worth mentioning about this young goalkeeper. Just six years ago, Edouard Mendy suffered unemployment after the expiration of his contract with French fourth-tier team Cherbourg. Wanting to challenge the new club, the representative at that time “painted” a beautiful prospect to bring Mendy to a club in the English second division.
But Mendy soon discovered that the promise was false. One year unemployed, Mendy was forced to consider giving up football to do something else for life. The only thing that kept Mendy in football is because of his endless passion.
Edouard Mendy searched for where he started and practiced without pay for a year. That club Le Harre, which has trained him since he was 13 years old. And now, Mendy shines brightly in the biggest Premier League match, before also in the Champions League front.