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Edouard Mendy reveals N’Golo Kante’s Champions League prediction
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Edouard Mendy reveals N’Golo Kante’s Champions League prediction

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has revealed that N’Golo Kante actually predicted the outcome of last season’s Champions League. Mendy said that the French midfielder told some of his Chelsea teammates that the Blues would win the Champions League even before the competition began. Chelsea did not lose a single game throughout the group stages of the tournament. And in the knockout stages, they beat Atletico Madrid, Porto and Real Madrid to reach the final, where they defeated Manchester City to claim the title. Mendy said that Kante had predicted that Thomas Tuchel’s Blues would win the tournament before their opening group stage clash with Sevilla. “I have the best anecdote of the season. We were travelling with N’Golo, Kurt [Zouma] and Olivier [Giroud],” Mendy told Be...
Ronaldo Snubs team mates, Coaches after being Benched for 1-1 draw at Chelsea
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Ronaldo Snubs team mates, Coaches after being Benched for 1-1 draw at Chelsea

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel following their 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Sunday. Ronaldo was dropped for the game at Stamford Bridge by caretaker manager, Michael Carrick. However, the 36-year-old came on in the 64th minute to replace goal scorer, Jadon Sancho. After soaking up all the pressure in the first-half, Sancho put United in front when he pounced on a Jorginho mistake before slotting the ball past Edouard Mendy. However, the league leaders drew level, after Jorginho converted from the spot following a foul on Thiago Silva inside the box. It was a disappointing evening for Ronaldo, who appeared to be unhappy with the decision to drop him. He clapped sarcastically at referee Anthony Taylor, over his decision to awa...
Thomas Tuchel blames Stamford Bridge’s floodlight for Jorginho’s error
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Thomas Tuchel blames Stamford Bridge’s floodlight for Jorginho’s error

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has blamed the Stamford Bridge floodlights for Jorginho’s error that gave Jadon Sancho his first Premier League goal for Manchester United on Sunday. Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at home by United with Jorginho scoring a penalty to make amends for his error. Jorginho found himself as the last line of defence when dealing with a high ball that’d been booted clear by Bruno Fernandes. He failed to control the ball and Sancho punished him as he raced clear to slot past Edouard Mendy. But Tuchel reckons the Euro2020 winner was blinded by the lights as the ball came down. “It’s very unusual a mistake like this and to concede a goal like this for us in general, especially with Jorgi,” he told Sky Sport. “He misjudged the situatio...
Chelsea vs Man United: It was arrogance – Hasselbaink Slams Jorginho
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Chelsea vs Man United: It was arrogance – Hasselbaink Slams Jorginho

Former Chelsea striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has slammed midfielder, Jorginho after his error led to Manchester United’s goal. Jorginho gifted Jadon Sancho his first Premier League goal for Manchester United, with Chelsea having to come from a goal down to take a point at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian-Italian was at fault for the Red Devils’ goal after failing to deal with a high ball that was sent forwards by Bruno Fernandes. The midfielder’s attempt to bring down the high ball with his foot backfired with Sancho racing on goal before calmly slotting the ball past Edouard Mendy. And Hasselbaink wondered why Jorginho did not just clear it or head it back to his goalkeeper. “He should head it, he should head it back. You can’t take that chance and if you d...
Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy cries out as journalists publish Benjamin Mendy’s rape stories with his photos
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Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy cries out as journalists publish Benjamin Mendy’s rape stories with his photos

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has expressed his frustration with the way a picture of him is being used in stories for Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy. The Manchester City defender, Mendy appeared in court on Tuesday on two additional counts charge of rape, after already being charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The France International now faces six counts of rape and one of sexual assault which relate to four complainants over the age of 16. The left-back is currently being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool and will face trial next year. But several news outlets mistakenly uses photographs of the Chelsea goalkeeper to publish the stories of the 27-year-old France star as well as Real Madrid star, Ferland Mendy. Edouard ...
Edouard Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa after taking over as Chelsea No.1
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Edouard Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa after taking over as Chelsea No.1

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has opened up on his relationship with fellow Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga after he arrived from France and took the number one spot from the Spaniard. Mendy joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2020 and took over as the club’s first-choice, playing 31 times in the Premier League in his first season. The 29-year-old is now ahead of Arrizabalaga as the Chelsea No.1 keeper in his second season and is putting in several match-winning performances. The west Londoners current Premier League leaders have conceded just four goals in their opening 11 matches. However, the Senegal international says there is no face-off between the goalkeepers at Chelsea. “My relationship with Kepa is very good, as is my relationship with Marcus [Bettinelli], the...
Chelsea star Mendy ‘motivated’ by surprise Ballon d’Or snub
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Chelsea star Mendy ‘motivated’ by surprise Ballon d’Or snub

The goalkeeper was a notable absence from the award's 30-man shortlist Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy admits he was puzzled to see his name left off the Ballon d'Or shortlist, but the omission has only inspired him to achieve greater things in the future. Mendy enjoyed a dream debut season at Stamford Bridge last term, leading the Blues to Champions League glory for the second time in the club's history. But the ex-Rennes man was a conspicuous absentee when the final candidates for the traditional end-of-year award were released.  
Chelsea’s Mendy reacts to Ballon d’Or snub: ‘If I had played for France…would we have this debate?’
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Chelsea’s Mendy reacts to Ballon d’Or snub: ‘If I had played for France…would we have this debate?’

The Senegal international made a great start to life at Stamford Bridge last season and his performances helped the Blues win a European title Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy thinks he could have made the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist if he were a France international. He was the first African goalkeeper to play in the European competition final since 1985 and he kept nine clean sheets in the tournament last campaign - the most ever by a goalkeeper in his debut campaign. Despite his fine displays for Chelsea, Mendy was not recognised for the prestigious individual honour for the best players in the world and he has reacted to the snub.  
Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford
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Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed what led to his Man-of-the-Match performance against Brentford in Saturday’s away Premier League 1-0 win. Mendy was the star player during the encounter at the weekend as the Senegalese international made a string of superb saves to deny Brentford in the 1-0 victory. Recall that Chelsea defeated Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute goal. Mendy, who arrived at the West London club from Rennes under Frank Lampard’s regime, said his success at Chelsea so far is down to hard work. “I am happy with how I performed,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “It is down to hard work. I prepared during the week with my teammates and coaches to help the team, and I was able to do that. “We knew we were coming up against a ...
Cascarino names Chelsea’s best signing under Granovskaia
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Cascarino names Chelsea’s best signing under Granovskaia

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has named goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, as the club’s best signing under their director, Marina Granovskaia. Cascarino said this while reacting to Mendy’s display during Chelsea’s Premier League 1-0 victory against Brentford on Saturday. Mendy produced a Man of the Match performance for Thomas Tuchel’s side against Brentford as Ben Chilwell’s strike gave Chelsea all three points against the host. The Senegalese goalkeeper joined Chelsea from Rennes last year. “Chelsea dug deep. Had a goalkeeper that performed miracles and you could argue that he’s been one of Chelsea’s best ever signings,” Cascarino told talkSPORT. “He cost £17million from Rennes, came in and seemed to breeze into the team. Showed no signs of concerns of nerves. “Yes...
Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy
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Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has questioned Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Silva believes Mendy should have been included in the Ballon d’ Or 30-man nominees released last week. DAILY POST reports that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to the de...
Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player
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Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Rudiger demanded an explanation for Mendy’s Ballon d’Or snub after his man of the match display against Brentford in Saturday’s Premier League 1-0 win. Recall that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas ...
Chelsea manager Tuchel confirms Mendy availability for Manchester City clash
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Chelsea manager Tuchel confirms Mendy availability for Manchester City clash

The 29-year-old is back in contention for playing minutes after a knock kept him out of the Blues' last two matches Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has declared Edouard Mendy ready to start in goal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Manchester City. The Senegal goalkeeper missed the Blues’ matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa due to a knock he picked up in the Uefa Champions League game against Zenit St Petersburg. Before the setback, Mendy has started each of Chelsea’s games this season and he has been passed fit to reclaim his spot.  
Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy faces ‘race against pain & time’ to be fit for Man City clash
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Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy faces ‘race against pain & time’ to be fit for Man City clash

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that the Senegal international, who is nursing a knock, will not face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Edouard Mendy ahead of a crunch Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday, with Thomas Tuchel admitting that his first-choice goalkeeper faces "a race against pain and time".The Senegal international was unable to figure in a 3-0 derby win over Tottenham in the Blues' last outing, with a knock picked up in a Champions League clash with Zenit keeping him on the sidelines. Mendy has now been ruled out of a Carabao Cup third-round tie with Aston Villa on Wednesday, with Kepa Arrizabalaga set to continue providing cover between the sticks.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Why Tuchel started Kepa instead of Mendy for EPL clash
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Tottenham vs Chelsea: Why Tuchel started Kepa instead of Mendy for EPL clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named Kepa Arrizabalaga in his starting XI for Sunday’s Premier League game at Tottenham. Kepa replaced Edouard Mendy in goal for the London Derby. Mendy has been left out of the squad altogether, because of an apparent injury. The 29-year-old Senegales clashed with Artem Dzyuba during Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Zenit in the Champions League in midweek. He needed treatment on the field on hip, but managed to see out the rest of the game. However, he has been forced to sit out the game against Spurs. Marcus Bettinelli has been given a place on the bench in Mendy’s absence.
‘You have to be the best for yourself’ – Chelsea’s Mendy reveals secret behind success
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‘You have to be the best for yourself’ – Chelsea’s Mendy reveals secret behind success

  The 29-year-old talks about the need to keep proving himself to maintain his position as first choice in a Blue shirt Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has explained how he has managed to keep his starting position since he signed for the team one year ago. The 29-year-old Senegalese custodian arrived at Stamford Bridge from Rennes in France while the team was led by Frank Lampard, and he went on to claim the starting role between the sticks which he has kept under new manager Thomas Tuchel. Mendy, who has managed to keep clean sheets in 29 of his 50 games so far in a Blues shirt, won the Champions League in May and this week was handed the trophy for Uefa Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year for 2020-21.    
EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea
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EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed how he has managed to keep his starting position since he signed for the club one year ago. Mendy arrived at Stamford Bridge from Rennes while the team was led by Frank Lampard. The 29-year-old went on to claim the starting role between the sticks, which he has kept under new manager Thomas Tuchel. The Senegalese international has managed to keep clean sheets in 29 of his 50 games so far in a Chelsea shirt, winning the Champions League in May and was handed the trophy for UEFA Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year for 2020-21 season a few days ago. “When you play for this kind of club, you will find big competition [for places], a big fight for playing,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “You can see it ...
Chelsea’s Mendy next to Navas in Champions League ranks
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Chelsea’s Mendy next to Navas in Champions League ranks

The Senegal international’s clean sheet record was close to the feat achieved by the Costa Rican during his spell at Real Madrid Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy is the second-fastest goalkeeper to earn 10 Uefa Champions League clean sheets. The Senegal international put up an incredible performance on Tuesday night as the Blues recorded a 1-0 win over FC Zenit Saint Petersburg at Stamford Bridge. With the game looking destined for a goalless draw, Belgium international Romelu Lukaku scored the decisive goal in the 69th minute thanks to an assist from Cesar Azpilicueta.
It wasn’t what I Expected – Saul Niguez Reflects on Poor Chelsea debut
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It wasn’t what I Expected – Saul Niguez Reflects on Poor Chelsea debut

Saul Niguez has admitted his Chelsea debut did not go according to plan, after he endured a difficult 45 minutes on Saturday. The midfielder, on loan from Atletico Madrid, was included in the Blues’ starting XI for the visit of Aston Villa. But Saul had a poor debut, which led to Thomas Tuchel taking him off at half time and bringing on Jorginho. The 26-year-old was guilty of giving the ball away too many times, failing to press and dallying in possession and being caught out. Several times, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva had to bail him out. “Wasn’t the expected debut,” Saul wrote on social media, along with a picture of him with his new teammates. “Really happy with my first game and victory with the team. Incredible to see Stamford Bridge full of Blues....
Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa
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Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa

Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic scored their first Stamford Bridge goals for Chelsea as the Blues beat Aston Villa 3-0 to move level on points with Manchester United at the top of the early Premier League table. On his second home debut for the club Lukaku was brilliantly clinical to finish after Kovacic's through ball on 15 minutes and, after the break, the Croatian pounced on a poor Tyrone Mings back pass (49) to net his own maiden home goal for the club. Villa had dominated in between those two goals, forcing Edouard Mendy into a string of fine first-half saves, while Ollie Watkins was denied by a crucial Thiago Silva block when he took it around the goalkeeper. However, after Mings' gift, the hosts - while still not at their best - found a measure of control and Lukaku stretche...
Willy Caballero Confirms Thomas Tuchel’s Goalkeepers’ perking order at Chelsea
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Willy Caballero Confirms Thomas Tuchel’s Goalkeepers’ perking order at Chelsea

Chelsea ex-goalkeeper, Willy Caballero, has revealed where manager, Thomas Tuchel thinks he (Caballero) is better than the club’s first and second choice goalkeepers, Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Argentine also stated reasons he refused to sign a new deal with the Stamford Bridge outfit this summer. Tuchel believes Caballero is better than the others in stopping penalties and had flipped his goalkeeping group for such duties after taken over as the club’s boss – making Caballero first choice, Kepa second and Mendy in third. The Blues manager substituted No.1 Mendy for Kepa in extra-time during the European Super Cup against Villarreal last week as part of the master plan. And the veteran goalkeeper revealed that Tuchel was even willing to substitute ...
Mendy admits to Chelsea transfer fear ahead of £22m move to Stamford Bridge
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Mendy admits to Chelsea transfer fear ahead of £22m move to Stamford Bridge

The highly-rated Senegal international goalkeeper joined the Blues in the summer of 2020 and is now a Champions League winner Edouard Mendy admits to fearing that a move to Chelsea would never happen, with the Senegal international expecting the Blues to favour an alternative option when looking to land a new goalkeeper. With Kepa Arrizabalaga failing to convince at Stamford Bridge, Premier League heavyweights found themselves in the market for another No.1 during the summer window of 2020. Having previously struck gold when luring Petr Cech away from Rennes in 2004, a familiar transfer path was trodden as Mendy was lined up for a £22 million ($30m) switch that has delivered more value between the sticks in west London.  
Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel names Squad for Super Cup clash
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Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel names Squad for Super Cup clash

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has named his 26-man squad for the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal. The Blues, however, have until 11pm on Tuesday to make any amendment to the squad as they wait for the arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. There are a couple of surprise inclusions and omissions in the squad list Chelsea have submitted to UEFA for the Super Cup that will be played in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday evening. There are places for Ethan Ampadu and young striker Armando Broja while Trevoh Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek are not included in the squad list. See the full ist below: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa, Marcus Bettinelli, Lucas Bergstrom Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zou...
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Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper Bettinelli from Fulham

Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli on a free transfer, the Premier League club announced Wednesday. The 29-year-old left nearby west London side Fulham at the end of last season after making more than 100 appearances in over a decade with the Cottagers. Bettinelli has now agreed on a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge where he will compete for the goalkeeping position with Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. “It’s always been a special club. I know the area very well so it’s been a dream of mine to come over to this side and it’s finally happened,” former England Under-21 international Betinelli told Chelsea’s website. “There were some talks a few years ago when I was a bit younger, and for whatever reason, that didn’t come about. But I’m here now,” added Bettine...
EPL: Ziyech Mocks Chelsea team-mate at pre-season training
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EPL: Ziyech Mocks Chelsea team-mate at pre-season training

  Chelsea midfielder, Hakim Ziyech, teased teammate Edouard Mendy on their first day back in pre-season training. Ziyech suggested the goalkeeper had enjoyed himself a little too much over the summer. Some players in Thomas Tuchel’s squad have already returned to their Cobham training complex this week, as preparations begin ahead of the new Premier League season. Mendy last played on June 8 for Senegal in a friendly against Cape Verde, while Ziyech also had a month off since playing for Morocco against Burkina Faso on June 12. However, Mendy may have a few gruelling sessions ahead of him, with Ziyech suggesting he wasn’t exactly in tip-top shape after a month off. The former Ajax midfielder playfully poked Mendy in the stomach as they were warming up, making a f...
Exit Arsenal star Partey, enter Andre Ayew: Ex-Swansea forward wins big at Ghana awards
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Exit Arsenal star Partey, enter Andre Ayew: Ex-Swansea forward wins big at Ghana awards

Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan also won the Player of the Decade Award after his contribution in the last 10 years Ex-Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan, and Chelsea custodian Edouard Mendy were the big winners in the annual Ghana Football Awards on Saturday night. The Black Stars skipper had a good season with the Welsh outfit in the just-concluded Championship season and went on to win the Ghana Footballer of the Year award. The 31-year-old was directly involved in 21 goals the Swans scored in the league, finding the back of the net 17 times and providing four assists. He was also on target for the team in the promotion playoffs, scoring the only goal in the 2-1 aggregate loss to Brentford.
What they Said Wasn’t Funny – Hazard expresses disappointment after laughing with ex-Chelsea teammates
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What they Said Wasn’t Funny – Hazard expresses disappointment after laughing with ex-Chelsea teammates

  Real Madrid star, Eden Hazard, has revealed that he was very disappointed with himself after he was seen laughing with his former teammates at Chelsea following Los Blancos’ UEFA Champions League exit at Stamford Bridge in May. Hazard struggled to make an impact against Chelsea and then angered those connected with Real Madrid after television cameras caught him laughing with the Blues stars, Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy, just minutes after the full-time whistle. Real Madrid eventually lost the match 2-0 against Chelsea, who eventually won the Champions League after beating Manchester City 1-0. Speaking on the development, Hazard told Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad, that what he did against Chelsea was wrong and damaged Real Madrid’s image, adding that what Mendy...
Mendy names ‘indispensable’ player in Chelsea squad
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Mendy names ‘indispensable’ player in Chelsea squad

  Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has named N’Golo Kante as the ‘indispensable’ player in the Blues squad. The Senegalese international also described Kante as ‘a complete player’ for his performances for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season. Kante played a key role in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph this season. The France midfielder saved his best performances for the semifinals and final to help his side win the Champions League. Speaking to L’Equipe, Mendy said, “He [Kante] is someone who doesn’t like to be in the spotlight and receive praise, but he’s indispensable to any team. “The work he does on the field is just amazing. “He really is a complete player.”
Tuchel reveals how many summer signings he wants at Champions League winners Chelsea
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Tuchel reveals how many summer signings he wants at Champions League winners Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel is ready to bolster his ranks at Chelsea after guiding the Blues to Champions League glory, with the German tactician looking to make "two or three" additions in the summer transfer window. Roman Abramovich bankrolled an elaborate spending spree in 2020, with Frank Lampard freed to snap up the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy. Funds will be spread a little finer this time around, but the intention is to get more bodies on board as those at Stamford Bridge seek to build on a productive campaign that delivered a top-four finish in the Premier League and European glory.
UEFA Announces Champions League Team of 2020/21 Season [Full list]
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UEFA Announces Champions League Team of 2020/21 Season [Full list]

  UEFA has announced the Champions League team of the 2020/21 season. The 2020/21 Champions League season ended on Saturday night with Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat of Manchester City in the final in Porto, Portugal. Kai Havertz’s first-half goal gave Chelsea the victory over Pep Guardiola’s side. Below is UEFA’s team for the 2020/21 season; Goalkeeper: Édouard Mendy  (Chelsea) – 66 points Defenders: Kyle Walker (Man. City) – 62 points Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) – 63 points Rúben Dias (Man. City) – 60 points César Azpilicueta  (Chelsea) – 61 points Midfielders: İlkay Gündoğan (Man. City) – 58 points Jorginho (Chelsea) – 57 points Phil Foden (Man. City) – 65 points Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 63 points Erling Haaland (Dortmund) ...
Chelsea Stun Man City to Win Champions League
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Chelsea Stun Man City to Win Champions League

Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second time as Kai Havertz's first-half strike sealed a 1-0 victory over a lacklustre Manchester City in Porto. Thomas Tuchel's side, who lost Thiago Silva to injury in the 39th minute, were sent on their way just before half-time as Mason Mount's superb pass picked out the run of Kai Havertz (42), who rounded Ederson and calmly finished into an empty net for his first Champions League goal. Man City, who picked an extremely attacking line-up, were far from their fluent best and their task was made even more difficult when Kevin De Bruyne was forced off because of a head injury in the 60th minute. How the teams lined up in Porto | Match stats After substitute Christian Pulisic missed a guilt-edged chance to wrap up victory, City t...
Champions League final: Chelsea Practising Penalties after Man Utd’s Heartbreak – Tuchel
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Champions League final: Chelsea Practising Penalties after Man Utd’s Heartbreak – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted his players have been practising penalty kicks, ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Manchester City. Tuchel also mentioned the marathon penalty shoot-out between Manchester United and Villarreal last Wednesday in the Europa League final as inspiration. According to the German, he has “never seen anything like” it, with all 20 takers finding the net. Villarreal beat United 11-10, with goalkeeper, Geronimo Rulli firing home the winning spot-kick. When asked if Chelsea keepers Edouard Mendy or Kepa Arrizabalaga would be ready to step up to the spot if called upon, Tuchel replied: “Well I hope so. “We always practise penalties when we face a match where it’s possible it could go to penalties. “Can we si...
Champions League final: Tuchel Confirms Double injury Boost for Chelsea
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Champions League final: Tuchel Confirms Double injury Boost for Chelsea

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that both Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante, are fit to play in the Champions League final against Manchester City. The two players joined full training on Wednesday, before the squad flew out to Portugal ahead of Saturday’s clash. Neither Mendy nor Kante has since experienced any setbacks and Tuchel reported a clean bill of health on Friday. “No injuries and I hope it stays like this until after the training today – Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante are fit,” he said. Mendy suffered a rib issue after colliding with the post during their 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa and was replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga at half time. Kante missed the game at Villa Park as a precautionary measure.
Chelsea’s Mendy Rated among Top 10 Best Goalkeepers in the World [Full list]
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Chelsea’s Mendy Rated among Top 10 Best Goalkeepers in the World [Full list]

  The best football goalkeepers currently in the world have been released. The FourFourTwo reports that three Premier League keepers are named among the top ten goalkeepers. They are Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, Manchester City’s Ederson and Liverpool’s Alisson Becker. Below are the top ten best goalkeepers in the world of football; 10. Peter Gulasci (RB Leipzig) 9. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) 8. Keylor Navas (PSG) 7. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) 6. Alisson (Liverpool) 5. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) 4. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) 3. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) 2. Ederson (Man City) 1. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
Hazard issues apology for laughing with Chelsea players after Real Madrid’s Champions League exit
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Hazard issues apology for laughing with Chelsea players after Real Madrid’s Champions League exit

The Belgian winger says "it wasn't my intention" to offend Blancos supporters with his interaction with his ex-teammates at Stamford Bridge Eden Hazard has issued an apology for laughing with Chelsea players on the pitch following Real Madrid's Champions League exit. Madrid crashed out of Europe's elite competition after losing the second leg of their semi-final tie 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz grabbing the goals for the hosts. Hazard didn't seem particularly bothered by the final result, though, as he was seen joking with Chelsea duo Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy as the players left the pitch, with the Spanish press subsequently singling him out for criticism.
Edouard Mendy: Chelsea goalkeeper sets Champions League record against Real Madrid
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Edouard Mendy: Chelsea goalkeeper sets Champions League record against Real Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has set a Champions League record having kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 defeat of Real Madrid. The 29-year-old has not leaked a goal in eight encounters out of 11 in the current campaign. That is the most in a single season by any goalkeeper playing for an English team in the history of the competition. This also meant that the Londoners have kept 18 clean sheets out of 24 matches under manager Thomas Tuchel in all competitions (75%), compared with 26 in 84 games under his predecessor Frank Lampard (31%).  
Tuchel Names Chelsea’s Premier League Squad to Face Fulham
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Tuchel Names Chelsea’s Premier League Squad to Face Fulham

  Chelsea’s squad to face Fulham in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 22-man squad to tackle Fulham at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first-leg encounter last Tuesday. Tuchel’s men are currently in the fourth position on the Premier League table with 58 points from 33 games. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Fulham: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, B...
How Werner Dealt a Hammer Blow in Top-four Race
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How Werner Dealt a Hammer Blow in Top-four Race

West Ham's surprise top-four challenge this season will have no doubt strengthened desires for the 'big six' to breakaway to an exclusive European competition, with these two sides arriving on equal points with just six games remaining. Chelsea had some joy down the right early on as Werner turned Mason Mount's cross over the bar from 12 yards, before Christian Pulisic struck Werner's own low centre into the hands of Lukasz Fabianski. Chelsea had all of the ball, as expected, but were shut out by West Ham, who were keen to soak up pressure and counter-attack at every opportunity; in every home game against top-half opposition, David Moyes' side have had less than 40 per cent possession. But Chelsea scored against the run of play in a move started and finished by Werner, who no...
Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Picks Goalkeeper to Start West Ham vs Chelsea Match
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Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Picks Goalkeeper to Start West Ham vs Chelsea Match

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has picked the goalkeeper between Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga that will start his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham United on Saturday evening. Tuchel said Mendy will start for Chelsea ahead of Kepa when they tackle West Ham at the London Stadium. The former PSG coach disclosed this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Recall that Kepa started ahead of Mendy for Chelsea’s last two matches against Manchester City and Brighton. “Mendy is in goal. The change was made for Kepa for the FA Cup game and even before then, the goalkeeper coach and I decided that Kepa would stay one more game after Man City to have it as a reward and feel a bit the rhythm of playing every three days,” Tuchel said. “We wanted to reward ...
Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash
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Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash

  Chelsea will be seeking a second successive win when they welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Tuesday evening. Last weekend, the Blues qualified for the FA Cup final, beating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley. Tuchel’s men could climb above Leicester City with a win tonight, as the race for Champions League places hots up. Midfielder Mateo Kovacic will again be missing for Chelsea. The Croatian missed the City game through injury and will not make a return against Brighton. Tuchel has confirmed that the Blues will have to manage Thiago Silva’s workload carefully after he went off at the weekend. Andreas Christensen is likely to return after playing no part in the last two fixtures. Full Chelsea squad available to face Brighton: Goalk...
Chelsea Through to Champions League Semi-Final Despite Late Porto Scare
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Chelsea Through to Champions League Semi-Final Despite Late Porto Scare

Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years despite Mehdi Taremi's sublime overhead kick giving them a late scare in a 1-0 defeat by Porto, going through 2-1 on aggregate. Porto were intense in the first half, but lacking in quality in the final third as neither side registered a shot on target until the 66th minute, when Edouard Mendy did well to save and hold sub Taremi's weak header. In their home leg, Chelsea were savvy and professional in equal measure as they kept Porto at arm's length, until the last minute of stoppage time when Taremi produced an incredible, acrobatic overhead kick. But it was too little, too late, and Chelsea will now play either Liverpool or Real Madrid (Agg: 1-3) in the semi-finals on April 27/28 and May 4/5.
Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]
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Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]

  Four Chelsea players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its website on Thursday following the conclusion of the week’s quarter-final first-leg games on Wednesday. The four Chelsea players are César Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. Chelsea players made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germain stars, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Marquinhos. Recall that Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0, thanks to goals from Mount and Chilwell. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after the conclusion of this week’s last-8 matches: Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) Defenders: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Marquinhos (PSG) Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) Midfielders: ...
Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Skip International Break
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Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Skip International Break

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that Edouard Mendy will not be going on international this week. Tuchel said this after Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-final tie on Sunday. According to him, Mendy will remain at Stamford Bridge because he has an operation on his tooth. The German noted that the Senegalese goalkeeper needs to see a dentist. “Edou Mendy will stay because he has an operation on his tooth,” Tuchel told a post-match press conference while providing an update on his squad ahead of the international break. “He needs to see the dentist because it needs to be done. It’s why we do it now.” Chelsea’s next match is against West Brom on April 3 after the international break.
Four Chelsea Players, Man City stars named in Champions League team [Full list]
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Four Chelsea Players, Man City stars named in Champions League team [Full list]

Four Chelsea players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via its website on Thursday afternoon following the conclusion of the week’s round of 16, second-leg fixtures on Wednesday. The four Chelsea players are Edouard Mendy, César Azpilicueta, Emerson and Hakim Ziyech. Chelsea players made the list alongside Manchester City stars, João Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne and İlkay Gündoğan. Recall that Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0, thanks to goals from Ziyech and Emerson. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after the conclusion of this week’s round of 16 second-leg matches: Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) – 7 points Defenders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern) – 8 points César Azpi...
Tuchel Reacts as Spain Snubs Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa
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Tuchel Reacts as Spain Snubs Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has acknowledged that Kepa Arrizabalaga would be disappointed after the goalkeeper was snubbed by Spain ahead of this month’s international break. Kepa, who is presently behind Edouard Mendy in Chelsea’s choice of goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, was not invited by Spain coach, Luis Enrique, for their World Cup qualifiers against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo later this month. The 26-year-old shot-stopper has been frequently called up despite usually playing second fiddle to Manchester United’s David De Gea, but this time he has missed out. Reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, Tuchel said that Kepa is ‘reliable’. “I am pretty sure for Kepa th...
‘It is about Chelsea’ – Tuchel unconcerned after Kepa dropped by Spain
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‘It is about Chelsea’ – Tuchel unconcerned after Kepa dropped by Spain

The goalkeeper has been left fearing that he will miss out on Euro 2020, having been ever-present in his country's squads recently Thomas Tuchel has dismissed any personal concerns Kepa Arrizabalaga may have after the goalkeeper was dropped by Spain for the first time since joining Chelsea. Kepa has lost his spot at Chelsea to Edouard Mendy over the last few months, with the £22 million ($31m) summer signing from Rennes amassing an impressive 20 clean sheets in 31 appearances for the Blues, including 10 in his last 12 appearances. Mendy's rise has limited Blues record signing Kepa, who joined in a £71m ($99m) deal from Athletic Club in 2018, to just nine appearances this season. But Tuchel has called on the 26-year-old to keep focused on his work for his club.
Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties
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Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has expressed his concerns over players leaving on international duties in March. The UK Government currently requires people returning from a trip to a ‘red list’ country to quarantine for 10 days. Many Premier League players are set to head off abroad to link up with their national teams. Included on the red list is Portugal, large parts of Africa and the whole of South America. This means the likes of Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy could be unavailable for a spell and Tuchel has suggested he could block players from leaving. “I am absolutely worried because my target is to play in the Premier League and if I have players in quarantine, I cannot build the group that we want,” Tuchel said after his side’s 1-0 win over Liverpool ...
Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy
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Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy

  Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has lauded manager, Thomas Tuchel, for the way he gave ‘confidence’ to the Blues players since his appointment last January. Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea head coach at the end of last month, has guided the Stamford Bridge club to win six of their last eight games. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday, Mendy told Daily Express: “The coach gives confidence to all the players. “We know what he wants, so when we are on the pitch, we have to show why he has chosen us. “It’s very positive for all the players because he gives us a lot of confidence and we need to improve and to play great football when we are on the pitch. “He is very expressive. He shows when he likes som...
Kepa vs Mendy: Jamie Carragher Names Chelsea’s Better Goalkeeper
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Kepa vs Mendy: Jamie Carragher Names Chelsea’s Better Goalkeeper

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Edouard Mendy as a better goalkeeper for Chelsea ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga. Carragher disclosed this on Monday as Kepa started ahead of Mendy in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. Kepa, who Chelsea signed for £72million in 2018 from Athletic Bilbao, has played second fiddle to the Blues’ summer signing, Mendy, for much of the season. However, Tuchel handed Kepa his first Premier League start since last October on Monday night as Chelsea defeated Newcastle at home, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner. Comparing both goalkeepers, Carragher told Sky Sports: “Mendy is a better goalkeeper – we have seen that since he came in – but he’s not as good wit...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: We Need ‘Strong’ Kepa in our Squad –Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: We Need ‘Strong’ Kepa in our Squad –Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that the club needs a ‘strong’ Kepa Arrizabalaga, in his squad. Tuchel said this while explaining why he featured Kepa ahead of Edouard Mendy in the Blues’ Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Monday night. Tuchel said Kepa had a good game in Chelsea’s FA Cup 1-0 victory over Barnsley last Thursday. Two goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner gave Tuchel’s men all three points against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. “We need a strong Kepa in our squad,” Tuchel told reporters. “He had a good game in the cup, so we decided to give him another match to build up a little bit of rhythm and confidence and to trust him because he did very good.” “At the same time, it gives Edouard the chance to mentally recover.” Chels...

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