Former Chelsea goalkeeper says Mendy has only made five saves in his last seven games

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A lot has been said about the impressive impact of Edouard Mendy in the Chelsea defence, as his signing has led to the Blues defence becoming stronger.

Mendy has kept seven clean sheets in nine appearances for Chelsea and the team’s defence is looking as solid as ever.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green believes that it’s a rather collective effort than that of Mendy, revealing that the Blues goalkeeper has only had to make five saves in his last seven games.

The former Chelsea keeper told Sky Sports: “In five games he’s made seven saves, so that highlights how well Chelsea have marshalled it.

“When you are looking at it, you are looking at it with Thiago Silva and with Reece James obviously has played a lot, and there is [Cesar] Azpilicueta and Kurt Zouma.

“They have continuity in their defenders and when you have that coming into a club, the ability to be able to communicate is key.

“Thiago Silva has been in there, his positioning sense, his ability to pull people around and get them into the positions that he wants to.

“In the West Brom game where he had his slip and the team looked open and exposed is one that they have really managed to bring together.

“The trust is there. The defence puts trust on the attack at Chelsea, that the guys up front will score goals.

“They can take a bit more of a conservative view with it. You look at Ben Chilwell, he is up there every week getting goals, assists and causing havoc in the opposing area.

“With the goalkeeper, I think he has looked assured. Playing out from the back is something that can be worked on, but they have managed to change the style of play slightly and it has really suited them.

“They have got big tests in the future but so far they are flying.”

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