22-year-old Chelsea have loaned out is ranked among top five goalkeepers in England

Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and Jamie Cumming are statistically amongst the best goalkeepers in England’s first four tiers.

This is according to WhoScored.com, who place the pair second and fifth for save success rate in the country’s primary leagues.

Mendy has a return of 82.4%, whilst Cumming makes it onto the list with 77.6.%.

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale is in pole position with 84.4%, whilst Mark Travers (81.4%) of Bournemouth and Luke Southwood (80.8%) from Reading complete the quintet.


Magic Mendy

It should be no surprise that boys in Blue rank within the finest shot-stoppers in the land.

Since his move from Rennes to Stamford Bridge last September, Mendy has become one of Europe’s elite ‘keepers.

In 59 appearances for Chelsea, he’s kept 34 clean sheets and conceded just 35 goals.

Earning the UEFA Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year prize affirmed his status, not to mention the outcry at his omission from the Ballon d’Or nomination.

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The Senegal international is already on course for the Premier League’s Golden Glove award, with six shut-outs to his name.

Chelsea’s defence has been watertight under Thomas Tuchel, but it begs the question of where they’d be without Mendy behind them.

Cumming to the rescue

The same can certainly be said for Gillingham and Cumming.

Following his loan move from Chelsea to the League 1 side, the 22-year-old has proved to be an excellent addition between the sticks.

As per WhoScored.com, no goalie in the division has made more saves (65) this season than the Gills gloved protector.  

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Although Steve Evans’ team are currently teetering very close to relegation, they might be even further down the table had it not been for Cumming.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.