Edouard Mendy is one of the keys to Chelsea’s victory over Real Madrid . Thomas Tuchel considered the French goalkeeper to appear as good as usual.
In the 2020/2021 Champions League semi-final 2nd leg , Chelsea won 2-0 over Real Madrid. In the match at Stamford Bridge on Thursday (6/5/2021) in the morning WIB, Timo Werner and Mason Mount were the decisive winners.
Mendy appeared in his prime under goal. Mendy hit 5 shots on target Madrid. One of them was when blocking Karim Benzema’s header in the first half.
“Even against Fulham, it was the same: he was solid and also very strong, had strong hands, was intelligent and he kept another clean sheet,” Tuchel told the BBC .
In the Champions League this season, Mendy has played 10 times. He was able to keep clean sheets 7 times. Regarding saves, Mendy was noted by ESPN FC to have recorded 15 saves in the Champions League.
Mendy also performed equally well in the Premier League. The 29-year-old goalkeeper played 28 times, with 17 clean sheets recorded. He was also able to record 18 saves, there were 21 goals in the net.
Mendy’s appearance could knock Kepa Arrizabalaga out of the position of Chelsea’s main goal keeper. Mendy came from Rennes at the start of this season. He was billed for 22 million pounds sterling.
Chelsea will face Manchester City in the Champions League final. The match will take place at Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey, on May 29, 2021