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Mendy has been class since we got him.  I can't believe there was actually discussion at one point that we need someone "world class" after he had a stretch of 3 average games or something. Hones

Whether Mendy is truly the real deal for us in the long run remains to be seen but he's not the problem right now. There are problems further ahead of him.

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Edouard Mendy: Everything you need to know about Chelsea's £22million goalkeeper

The 28-year-old has signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge, where he will look to usurp Kepa Arrizabalaga as Frank Lampard's first choice between the sticks

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/chelsea-transfer-edouard-mendy-wiki-22736820

 

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He did pretty well. No idea what he was doing on the pens but it's a pen shootout and anything can happen so no real issue with that.

Barring the one that went through his hand he was commanding and made us look more solid from corners and made a couple of saves which we've seen go in before.

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3 minutes ago, Yeboii said:

Pretty nice performance. Sure is commanding at jumping for the ball. Hard to judge on the penalties, but it looked like Hilario told him to go to his left all the time.

lol yeah that sure didn't help. But he probably had not been prepared to well for a shoot out. Oblak once had the nerve to stand still for an entire shootout in a cl final and still turned out a decenet keeper^^

Apart from one drop of the ball he was quite good. I particularly like the sharp save he did with his leg that was something that i feel would have beaten Kepa. He collected a ton of high balls and even punched a few corners. Also I liked most of his passes. As I said in the match thread. Nothing special but he looks super assured which is exactly what we need.

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Not bad. Had that iffy moment with a cross but looked comfortable enough. Improvement on Kepa so far, wouldnt be difficult but has to show over course of a season hes going to make a difference. 

Didnt do anything well in the¬†penalties but neither did Lloris. Some of the worst GKing iv seen in penalties think like 10 were taken they guessed right way twice between them. ūü§£

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2 minutes ago, Jason said:

Decent debut all around but he might as well be a ghost in that penalty shootout. Even Kepa might have saved something...

the the key is to not get involved in pen shootouts!

or sub in Willy

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9 minutes ago, Jason said:

Decent debut all around but he might as well be a ghost in that penalty shootout. Even Kepa might have saved something...

The ironic thing is out of all our #1 keepers signed in the Roman era Kepa is probably the best at pens, Cech (Munich was an anomaly) and Courtois were crap with them aswell.

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28 minutes ago, Jason said:

Decent debut all around but he might as well be a ghost in that penalty shootout. Even Kepa might have saved something...

tbf all spot kicks were brilliantly taken until the one from mount. not sure what kepa would have done if he had gotten the right way once, probably fumbling it.

 

18 minutes ago, Tomo said:

The ironic thing is out of all our #1 keepers signed in the Roman era Kepa is probably the best at pens, Cech (Munich was an anomaly) and Courtois were crap with them aswell.

Caballero clear #1 with pens. saves like 30-40% of them.

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1 minute ago, Magic Lamps said:

tbf all spot kicks were brilliantly taken until the one from mount. not sure what kepa would have done if he had gotten the right way once, probably fumbling it.

Were they? 

Mendy didn't even go to the correct side once and IIRC, he went to his left for the first 4 penalties and all the goals went to his right. When he went right for the fifth penalty, the goal went to his left. I mean...LOL. 

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1 minute ago, Magic Lamps said:

tbf all spot kicks were brilliantly taken until the one from mount. not sure what kepa would have done if he had gotten the right way once, probably fumbling it.

It's not so much he didn't get to them, more didn't even look like doing so. If he went the right way for a couple but was beaten due to the quality fair enough, but he was sold everytime.

It's not a dealbreaker as i said Cech and Tibo were equally shit with pens but we may have to consider doing an LVG if/when we next head to a shoot-out. 

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3 minutes ago, Jason said:

Were they? 

Mendy didn't even go to the correct side once and IIRC, he went to his left for the first 4 penalties and all the goals went to his right. When he went right for the fifth penalty, the goal went to his left. I mean...LOL. 

not saying his decision making wasnt poor but all of them were right into the corner. so he should have speculated but most penalty saves come from pouncing on a poor shot.none of those spot kicks was poor enough such that you could have dived after the shot is taken.

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