Edouard Mendy now turns his attention to Tuesday’s Champions League match with FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Rennes-based Senegal international and Senegal national, was one the Blues’ heroes in their victory over Aston Villa, 3-0, at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s Premier League match.
The 29-year old kept a clean slate against Dean Smith’s men. Romelu Lukaku’s brace, Mateo Kovacic’s strike and Romelu Lukaku’s brace saw Thomas Tuchel through.
They will now face off against the Russian Premier League giants to defend their European title.
The goalkeeper praised his team and said that Chelsea are now considering their next match against Sergei Semak.
“Another solid performance by the team in a difficult game, but above all, a great atmosphere at Home. Mendy posted on Instagram, “Now focus on the next challenge Champions League.”
Manager Tuchel emphasized the difficulties his team faced despite securing all points against Aston Villa.
He said that it was “absolutely not comfortable” to Chelsea website.
“We faced a strong Aston Villa team, who were well-prepared.
They were very sharp and caused us many problems. Because they are so strong, we had to block many shots and be careful at set-pieces.
“I felt that defensively, we were strong and did the right thing. We were much better in the second half. We had a lot more control, we were more fluid and took advantage of our opportunities.
“It was a great result for us, and it was also a great night for our striker [Lukaku], but we know that we have a lot to improve.”
Mendy rose to fame after he joined the London team as part of a PS22m ($31m deal). The club was looking for more firmness between the sticks, as Kepa Arrizabalaga had made costly mistakes.
Since then, he has been a bargain signing. This saved the Londoners crucial savings.
This African star was also a crucial part of their Champions League success. He played in 12 games and did not concede a goal on nine occasions. His feat earned him Europe’s Goalkeeper Award.