Chelsea fans react to Edouard Mendy performance against Sevilla - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea fans react to Edouard Mendy performance against Sevilla

Chelsea kicked off their Champions League campaign with a goalless draw against Sevilla on Tuesday night – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter picked out their goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as a real positive from the match.

The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge by Spanish club Sevilla, as the teams settled for a point in Group E.

Frank Lampard’s side were eliminated from Europe’s elite club competition last year by eventual champions Bayern Munich in the last 16 and will be hoping to go further with their new-look squad.

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After a disappointing 3-3 Premier League draw with Southampton at the weekend, Chelsea looked far more defensively assured for their European tie against Sevilla.

There were personnel changes in the defence with Reece James and Thiago Silva both drafted into the back four.

Chelsea’s new number one goalkeeper Mendy also returned from injury to play in net and he managed to keep an important clean sheet for his side.

Mendy is showing early signs in his Blues career that he could be an improvement to the XI, as he looked completely assured with his handling against Sevilla and a real commanding presence with his 6ft 6in frame.

The 28-year-old stood firm in net with a couple of strong saves, including one in the first-half where he reacted superbly to a deflection and managed to palm the ball to safety.

Here are some Chelsea fans hailing the Frenchman:

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.