Chelsea captain endorses Mendy and says team must improve

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has hailed the performance of Edouard Mendy in the goalless draw against Manchester United.

Mendy did well to keep out Marcus Rashford from scoring twice, and his late save from a Rashford effort, has been one of the major highlights of the game.

Azpilicueta was impressed with the new goalkeeper, and also hailed the team’s defensive solidity. However, Azpilicueta believes that Chelsea must now improve when attacking.

Azpilicueta said: “We were not dangerous in the final third to get more from the game, and my feeling on the pitch is that we could have done more to get three points. Edou [Mendy] made two good saves so obviously at the end it is good to get a clean sheet and to recover that defensive solidity which is important.

“We want more and now we have to find a balance with good defensive performances from the whole team and also have that quality because we have a big threat up front with our players.

“It was a very even game where for moments we had our space, we controlled it, in the first half especially we controlled it better.

“In the second half sometimes we rushed it, we didn’t keep the ball enough or we didn’t move the ball good enough to create the space or we went sometimes straight and we lost possession, and that meant we lost a bit of control.

“Man United are a dangerous team as well but that solidity from the whole team, a great effort from everybody, it is important but obviously we want more.”

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