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Thursday, October 21, 2021

“He’ll win you games” - Joe Cole names ‘irreplaceable’ star as Chelsea’s most important player

Former midfielder and current BT Sport pundit Joe Cole believes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is one of the most important players in the entire ...



Former midfielder and current BT Sport pundit Joe Cole believes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is one of the most important players in the entire Chelsea squad.



According to Cole, Mendy is one of Chelsea's match winners and their most important player alongside midfielder N'Golo Kante. The former England international feels Mendy has repaid the faith in him from Petr Cech following Kepa Arrizabalaga's struggles.

Speaking to BT Sports (via Football London), Joe Cole said:
"Some of the saves he's made over the last six months have been out of this world. Kepa was having a real tough time so they bought Mendy in. People didn't know if he was going to be a stop-gap or not. But he's repaid the faith in him from Petr Cech. He's arguably their most important player alongside Kante. He'll win you games."

Edouard Mendy has arguably been one of Chelsea's most important signings in recent history. Following Kepa Arrizabalaga's disappointing time under Maurizio Sarri, the Blues were in dire need of signing yet another goalkeeper.

Mendy was signed from Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais in the summer of 2020 for a fee of £22 million. Since his arrival, the 29-year-old shot-stopper has established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper at Chelsea.

Mendy played a vital role in helping Chelsea win the Champions League last season, becoming the first African goalkeeper to lift Europe's biggest prize. The Senegalese goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in the final against Manchester City.

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