Chelsea fans react to Edouard Mendy debut in defeat to Tottenham

Edouard Mendy made his debut in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup defeat against Tottenham on Tuesday night – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were impressed by his performance.

The Blues were beaten 5-4 on a penalty shootout to miss out on a place in the quarter-finals, with Mason Mount’s missed spot-kick the decisive one.

Frank Lampard’s side were tied 1-1 with Spurs after 90 minutes, with Erik Lamela’s late strike in the second-half cancelling out an opener from Timo Werner.

After dominating the first-half, Chelsea were unable to replicate the same pattern in the second-half and the contest eventually went to penalties.

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Mendy looked an authoritative presence in the box against Spurs and made a couple of eye-catching saves, but couldn’t make the difference in the penalties.

The 28-year-old only completed his move to Stamford Bridge last week from French top-flight club Rennes and he’s made the switch to English football after impressing in Ligue 1.

The Senegal international is a colossus shot-stopper that fills the goal with his 6ft 6in frame and the signs are that he could be a great signing.

He’s been signed to compete for the number one jersey, as Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga has had a difficult 12 months where he’s been in and out of Lampard’s XI due to some struggling form.

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A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media were impressed by Mendy despite failing to be the hero in the shootout.

Here are some Blues fans discussing Mendy:

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