'Made my day': Some Chelsea fans adore what Edouard Mendy did just after full-time vs Leicester

Chelsea supporters were given even more reason to admire Edouard Mendy after they witnessed his actions following the win against Leicester City on Saturday.

The club cameras captured Mendy gifting his goalkeeping shirt to one adoring fan in the stands, who was awash with emotion thanks to such a generous act.

Sometimes it really is the small things in life that can bring the biggest joy.

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Too often footballers are criticised for being detached from ordinary society and everyday citizens.

But Mendy showed that they are humans, with human thoughts and feelings, just like the rest of us.

It was a touching scene that really resonated amongst the Chelsea followers on social media.

Here’s how they reacted to their ‘keepers act of kindness on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RolleDB1/status/1462777794241441798?s=20

Mendy man of the moment

Mendy is not only winning off the pitch, but he is becoming a champion on it.

That 3-0 victory over Leicester took the 29-year-old’s Premier League clean sheet tally up to seven for the season.

In fact, across all competitions in 2021/22, the Senegalese international has conceded a mere six goals.

His efforts have once again been rewarded with a nomination for FIFA Men’s Best Goalkeeper of the Year.

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He makes the shortlist alongside fellow English top-flight shot-stoppers Alisson Becker and Kasper Schmeichel.

Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Donnarumma make up the five-man shortlist.

With a Champions League winners medal and the UEFA Men’s Best Goalkeeper title already stored away in his trophy cabinet, Mendy is surely the front runner for this latest accolade.

Few would argue with Chelsea’s number one picking up another honour.

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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.