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.
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:
Mendy is our only positive so far tbh
— Fady 💫 (@FadyCFC) October 20, 2020
Mendy is good. But I was expecting Peter Cech in the second half.#CFC
— Jon Slow (@N9K) October 20, 2020
We need to speak about Mendy’s performance so far. Hes been great.
— Raf (@CFC_Raf) October 20, 2020
Can we all appreciate Mendy? No doubt in my mind that we would have been down if it was a certain goalkeeper pic.twitter.com/enMdWqHlzX
— KZ👊🏿 (@CFCZouma) October 20, 2020
Mendy is actually such a good goalkeeper🤩
— CFC-LPG_ (@Bruh16762715) October 20, 2020
Mendy is class btw
— k (@CFC_Kieron) October 20, 2020
With Mendy at the back, I am already feeling 10× more comfortable. Made couple of good saves in this half.
— Reyyan (@CFCReyyan) October 20, 2020
Aboslutely a class signing! 🔥🔥
— 🇩🇪 (@PaceyPulisic) October 20, 2020
Mendy is our most important player.
— vefu (@vefu_) October 20, 2020
— Chessy Hour (@ChessyHour) October 20, 2020