Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been named as the Premier League’s best goalkeeper by former Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
Mendy joined Chelsea from French club Rennes last summer and played a key role as Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea won the Champions League last season.
“He [Mendy] is the best shot-stopper. He is also the most underrated right now – but then again he is still the most unknown at the start of his second season in England,” Friedel said.
“While not many would have known much about him when he joined from Rennes, Mendy had 16 clean sheets last season from 31 league games.
“And he played a massive role in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph, equalling the record of nine clean sheets in a campaign.
“He has come in and really solidified the defensive structure under Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea look increasingly difficult to score against, they may have lost to Manchester City, but there is no shame in that.
“Mendy also looks the most unflappable. There are not so many movements in his play, but it is always quick and explosive. He is sure-handed, commands his box and really fits in with Tuchel’s philosophy.”