Mendy: I’m not thinking about Cech

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New Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has proven within a short time that he can do the job between the post at Chelsea.

Mendy has recorded two clean sheets in his first three outings for the Blues, and expectations are high of him. He made the same route to Chelsea as Petr Cech, but Mendy doesn’t want to be compared with the Chelsea legend.

Mendy was signed for £22m, and Chelsea are in need of a top goalkeeper like in the days of Carlo Cudicini and Cech, but Mendy doesn’t want such comparisons.

He said in a press conference on Thursday: “To be at a club where such great goalkeepers have played is very important to me.

“I am aware of the expectations surrounding the goalkeeper position at Chelsea.

“I am not going to put any pressure or compare myself to them because they are both legends here. They have played at a very, very high level for many years.

“I have only just arrived here so my aim is to carry on progressing and make sure that I am there for the team and settle.

“So that’s my objective right now and not to think about what Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini achieve here. They are legends and different to me.”

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