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Edouard Mendy sets a new record under Tuchel


English premier league giant, Chelsea FC goalkeeper Édouard Mendy has been in spectacular form for the Blues since the arrival of German manager, Thomas Tuchel at the club.

The Senegalese shot stopper who has been superb for the Blues ever since his arrival at the club from France under the then manager, Frank Lampard was able to continued his brilliant run of form under Tuchel been the preferred number one goalkeeper, ahead of the likes of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

The former Stade de Rennes goalkeeper was yet again in action for the London club yesterday in their remarkable 2-0 away win victory, in the UEFA champions league game and he was able to impress by yet keeping a clean sheet in the two goals thriller.

Chelsea in the game yesterday played away to Sergio Conceicao’s FC Porto side at the Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan in the first leg of the UEFA champions league quarter finals ties, where the visitor commanded a crucial and comfortable away victory.

England international duo, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were the hero and saviour of the night for the Blues, as they both got on the score sheet netting a goal in each half of the game with a two goals to nil score line at the full time.

Edouard Mendy was also at the commanding end for the Thomas Tuchel’s side with his great skills at the goal post, keeping some dangerous saves and denying opponent threats in the game, making sure the host of the night were not able to found the back of the net.

The 27 years old goalkeeper has enjoyed a stellar performance under the former Borussia Dortmund manager, with a record breaking of 14 games unbeaten for the club across all competitions before tasting his first defeat in the last weekend league game, against against Sam Allardyce West Bromwich Albion side in a five goals to two score line having only conceded two goals earlier before then.

Mendy was able to be back to his old form by putting the last disappointing result behind to keep his excellent form in the European competition going.

With Édouard Mendy’s performance yesterday, it means the shot stopper has now sets a new record, to become the first goalkeeper to do so in Europe’s top five leagues since Thomas Tuchel took over the helm of affairs at the Stamford Bridge.

Since Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of Chelsea (27th January, 2021), no goalkeeper playing for a top five European league side has kept more clean sheets in all competitions than Edouard Mendy (10).

With the win for Chelsea, it means they now have an edge over the Portuguese giant ahead of the second leg of the ties to be played next Tuesday at the Stamford Bridge, and as such be looking forward to perfect and get the job done to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

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