Chelsea had Edouard Mendy to thank as the Senegalese international performed heroics in goal to keep a clean sheet against Aston Villa yesterday.
The 3-0 scoreline may suggest it was a comfortable afternoon for the Blues, but it was far from it, as Mendy had to be on his game to keep out the opposition.
Supporters on Twitter don’t think there is a better goalkeeper playing in the Premier League, on current form, at the moment:
He is unreal
— Freedom Lord 🖤💛 (@AmadiBenn) September 11, 2021
He’s a beast. Surely deserves more credit and respect. The best PL goalkeeper so far
— Claus Feliciano (@NortheastRaven) September 11, 2021
How we got him for the class price too! Proper good work from Cech👑
— CFC Sam (@drog_fan) September 11, 2021
World class won Chelsea the game today
— CfC Steve (@cfc_steve) September 11, 2021
Best in the PL
— Shady (@shadyach) September 11, 2021
Best GK of the year for a reason 💙💙🔥🔥
— WaleedAhmed (@awaleed1997) September 11, 2021
Best PL goalkeeper at the moment
— Dotun the Nigerian🇳🇬 (@Kepa_Dotmors) September 11, 2021
Some said he's a stop Gap till we get Donnarumma 🤣🤣
— BWFA BY JOHNNYDRILLE OUT NOW (@Gerrard2k4) September 11, 2021
Give him the number one shirt
— BIG ShyBoy🏵️🏵️❤️ (@ShyBoy222) September 12, 2021
All you can say is Petr Cech clearly knows his goalkeepers. Many queried the decision to pay £22m for Mendy last year, but he has been extremely consistent under both Frank Lampard and his successor Thomas Tuchel.
At 29 years of age, he could well be Chelsea’s number one for the next five years or more, if he keeps up the levels he has shown over the past twelve months. What a bargain he has turned out to be.