Cech believes Mendy’s height will help him save high balls

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New Chelsea goalkeeper stands at 6ft 6in frame, and it’ll surprise you to note that the Senegal international is a tad taller than legendary Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech who’s 6ft 5in.

It’s well known that Cech recommended the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, and the former Blues goalkeeper has revealed the qualities Mendy possess, as he reveals how his commanding frame will be an advantage to the new Chelsea goalkeeper.

Cech said: “He is a very all-round goalkeeper. He is very good with his feet. He has all the range of distribution, from long to short, and as well in the last two years if you watch European football, the way he dominates crossing situations and high balls in the area is unlike anybody else.

“He uses his size and he has great timing to read the trajectory of the ball. He is strong at high balls and commanding the area, and he uses his size very well for saves.

“He will be another piece for the puzzle we are trying to complete, to have a really competitive team to challenge for the highest positions and titles, because Chelsea is all about that.

“We are a top club and we have top players in each position, and he is here to make even more competition for our goalkeeping department. It gives another option to the manager for this position.”

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