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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

"African Footballer of the year" "Best GK in the world" - Chelsea fans heap praise on Edouard Mendy after penalty shootout heroics against Egypt

  Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy helped his national side Senegal qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, 29 March. He saved a ...

 

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy helped his national side Senegal qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, 29 March. He saved a penalty in the penalty shootout in their 3-1 win over Egypt in the World Cup Qualifiers. The two-legged tie ended 1-1 in regulation and extra time and the game went to penalties.

Egypt's Mohamed Salah notably also missed his penalty as Sadio Mane scored the winning penalty for Senegal. The feat was a replication of his heroics at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year. He then saved a penalty in the final against Egypt as well, helping Senegal lift the trophy.

Senegal and Chelsea fans were understandably delighted by Mendy's performance and heaped praise on the goalkeeper. They took to Twitter to express their appreciation for the Senegalese. Many fans went on to claim that Mendy is the best goalkeeper in the world.

They also expressed their disappointment that Paris Saint- Germain's Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Yashin Award at the Ballon d'Or 2021. Here are some of the best reactions from the fans:

@Cfc_Kemboi Until Donnarumma returns Edouard Mendy’s award, it shall never be well with him The Elders have decided. 1:40 AM · Mar 30, 2022

@UberCheIseaFC Champion of Europe. Champion of the World. Champion of Africa. World Cup qualifier. Edouard Mendy 🤝 1:34 AM · Mar 30, 2022

@CFCDUBois Mendy’s mission to make Donarumma look like a fraud is complete. Justice is served. 1:25 AM · Mar 30, 2022

@Tunnykvng Edouard Mendy isn't just the World's best Goalkeeper, he is the African Footballer of the year. Pass it on!!! 1:25 AM · Mar 30, 2022

@SquawkaNews 2021 AFCON final ◉ Mendy saves a penalty ◉ Mané scores winning kick 2022 WC Play-off ◉ Mendy saves a penalty ◉ Mané scores winning kick 1:30 AM · Mar 30, 2022

@AbsoluteChelsea Edouard Mendy is off to the World Cup with Senegal!


Mendy has been sensational for both club and country in recent years. He joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2020 and helped the Blues lift the Champions League title. He kept nine clean sheets in 12 appearances in the competition, equalling the record for most clean sheets in one season.

He joined Keylor Navas with Real Madrid (2015-16) and Santiago Canizares for Valencia (2000-01) on the list. So far this season, he has kept five clean sheets in seven appearances in the Champions League. He has also kept 27 clean sheets in 55 appearances in the Premier League since joining the Blues.

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