What Edouard Mendy tells us about Petr Cech
When Chelsea brought in a new goalkeeper, they could never have imagined that it could have gone this well so far.
In seven matches so far for the Blues, Edouard Mendy has kept six clean sheets as Frank Lampard’s side have moved from the leakiest team in the country to the safest.
It’s quite a transformation, which has come from the arrivals of Mendy, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell, which has given more confidence to the rest.
Mendy has looked assured already throughout his short time in west London, not looking flustered or overcome with the size of the club.
There was one big chance for Rennes in towards the end of the game, but Mendy pushed it away with ease to keep another clean sheet.
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It’s quite incredible the way he has taken to life with the Blues and it honestly looks like he will never concede again.
Okay, of course he will. But it’s nice to have that confidence in a goalkeeper rather than thinking they will never save another shot again.
What it has also shown is Petr Cech’s credentials as a man who can pick Chelsea’s transfer targets.
The technical and performance advisor was the key man behind the Mendy deal and targeted him for some time.
If all of Cech’s transfer options turn out like Mendy is right now, then once again Chelsea are in safe hands.
Tammy Abraham’s transformation
Tammy Abraham appears to have worked his way back into the starting XI in recent weeks, and there is a clear reason why.
Lampard stated it in his post-match press conference as he lauded the work that the England international has done away from matches.
The striker has posted photos of himself working out and it definitely looks like he has put on some extra muscle to deal with the stresses and strains of physical football.