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.
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.
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:
Mendy had a good game today but damn does he need to work on penalties.
— Romo (@CFCRomo) September 29, 2020
Mendy was great today btw 👍🏽
— #PlayOdoi (@MoCFC__) September 29, 2020
Mendy just caught the ball. This feels different😍😍
— Yiz (@CFCYiz) September 29, 2020
Mendy controlling the box 😍
— JJ (@CFCTomori) September 29, 2020
I like Mendy already! He’s in control of the box
— G-Rude (@CFCKodii) September 29, 2020
Yeah Mendy is defo an old school keeper, the good thing about him within 24 mins he shows composure and the ability to move the ball.
— Dylan///CFC (@dylantaank) September 29, 2020
Mendy is looking like a massive upgrade. This is so exciting to see. #CFC also Chelsea aren’t being exposed down the right at all..unlike the first games of the season. No Alonso is makes a huge difference. A truly awful defender.
— CFCAmericanOutlaw (@CFCUSA_) September 29, 2020
Mendy is insane man
— + (@LippeCFC) September 29, 2020
My GK is an absolute baller 😻 Mendy that. pic.twitter.com/hMGL65Hpdp
— ⒶⓊⒹⓊ 3.5K (@CFC_AUDU) September 29, 2020