Last season, Édouard Mendy played a big role in the Stade Rennais Champions League qualification. The season of the explosion in the elite, he who was one of the main architects of the good course of the Breton team. After years of hardship, especially with the Olympique de Marseille reserve, we said to ourselves that finally the doorman would be able to rub shoulders at a very high level with the residents of Roazhon Park, who 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 goalkeepers for the Blues and strongly recommended Mendy to the board of the London team. Neither one nor two, here is the former Rennes transferred to the Premier League to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Quickly, he took the upper hand on the Spanish goalkeeper, stringing together good performances when Frank Lampard gave him opportunities.
From CFA to victory in C1 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 – the second behind Manchester City – and if the Blues are in the top 4 and have gone to the end in Europe, it is largely thanks to their goalkeeper, author of 10 clean sheets in 13 appearances for the London club in the biggest of European competitions.
We are talking about a player who, six years ago, when he was 23, was still playing in National, at AS Cherbourg then in CFA with the OM reserve. Not to mention his visits to Pole Emploi about which he has spoken so much. Today, he is the first African goalkeeper in history to play and win a Champions League final. Something to inspire more than one!