Last season, Édouard Mendy played a big role in the Stade Rennais Champions League qualification. After years of struggles, especially with the Olympique de Marseille reserve, we thought that finally the goalkeeper would be able to rub shoulders at a very high level with the Breton club, which had trusted him until then.
But it was without counting on the former of the house Petr Cech. The goalkeeper, who played at SRFC and Chelsea in particular, takes care of the goalkeepers for the Blues and strongly recommended Mendy to the board of the London team. Neither one nor two, here is the goalkeeper transferred to the Premier League to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Quickly, he took over.
From the CFA to the C1 final in five years
Since the departure of Frank Lampard, he has always remained with Thomas Tuchel, who seems to appreciate him and his kicking game. Chelsea has also become one of the best defenses in the Kingdom (second behind City with 31 goals conceded) and if the Blues are in the top 4, it is largely thanks to their goalkeeper, author of 16 clean sheets in 28 appearances. with the London club. But in the most prestigious of European competitions, he also struck a big blow.
If he didn’t have a lot of work against Real Madrid on Wednesday, he did very well what he had to do twice disgusting Benzema in the first half, preventing the Merengues from believing in it. Following his first parade on the French, moreover, his team would open the scoring by Timo Werner. If he wins the Champions League with Chelsea in a few weeks, we will have to do with one of the most beautiful climbs of a player since six years ago, when he was 23, he was still playing in National, at AS Cherbourg then in CFA with the OM reserve.