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Chelsea’s Mendy next to Navas in Champions League ranks

The Senegal worldwide’s clear sheet file was shut to the feat achieved by the Costa Rican throughout his spell at Real Madrid

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy is the second goalkeeper to earn 10 Uefa Champions League clear sheet in fewer appearances.

The Senegal worldwide put up an unbelievable efficiency on Tuesday night time because the Blues recorded a 1-0 win over FC Zenit Saint Petersburg at Stamford Bridge.

With the sport wanting destined for a goalless draw, Belgium worldwide Romelu Lukaku scored the decisive objective in the 69th minute thanks to an help from Cesar Azpilicueta.

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Mendy – ably protected by Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Ruediger – rose to the handful of testing alternatives created by the Blue-White-Sky Blues.

Having prevented the Russian Premier League facet from discovering the online in England, the African star earned his tenth shutout in his thirteenth look.

Only Costa Rica worldwide Keylor Navas has attained that mark in fewer video games (11) throughout his spell at Spanish elite division facet Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old custodian was lured from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a £22m ($31m) deal because the six-time English top-flight kings sought to discover stability between the sticks as pricey blunders had crept into Kepa Arrizabalaga’s sport.

Appreciatively, he has since confirmed to be considered one of their cut price signings, serving to the Londoners win the Champions League and the Uefa Super Cup.

In a latest chat with Goal, former Nigeria worldwide Dele Olorundare claimed that Chelsea’s Premier League title ambitions relaxation largely on the shoulders of Mendy and never Romelu Lukaku.

“Even when Chelsea’s backline looks shaky, Mendy showed class to put the chestnut out of the fire. He was the reason Arsenal did not get a goal despite numerous attempts,” mentioned Olorundare.

“Personally, I believe he’s the important thing man to their ambition of rising as Premier League and never Lukaku like many are already saying.

“Without the Belgian, I nonetheless consider the Blues have a approach of getting the objectives, however in the goalkeeping space. Even Kepa [Arrizabalaga] can’t do the good job Mendy is doing in the meanwhile.

“Also, I feel that he [Mendy] is not getting the accolades he deserves. He is pure class and Chelsea are very lucky to have him in their squad.”

Mendy is predicted to be in objective when Thomas Tuchel’s males face Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s Premier League outing.

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