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Edouard Mendy is gradually proving that he can be a top goalkeeper in the Premier League, and it’s no coincidence that the Chelsea defence has looked solid any time he’s on the pitch.
In just his second league game for the Blues, Mendy set a record as he became the first Chelsea goalkeeper since Petr Cech to keep two clean sheets in his first two Premier League games.
Mendy made his debut in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, before keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw against Manchester United.
There’s another record that Mendy could break in Chelsea’s next Premier League, when Chelsea go away to Burnley.
In the 2004/05 season, Cech had an extraordinary campaign in his first year at the club, and he did not concede his first Premier League goal until the fourth game, coincidentally having kept a clean sheet against Manchester United, Birmingham and Crystal Palace.
If Mendy keeps a clean sheet against Burnley, he’d now match another massive Petr Cech record.
Cech had a remarkable season in his campaign when Chelsea conceded only 15 goals.
Cech recommended that Chelsea sign Mendy from his former club Rennes, just as he was signed 16 years ago, and Chelsea fans will be hoping Mendy follow his footsteps.