Chelsea fans in the last two years have been a stark reminder of how important goalkeepers are.
This team has been utterly transformed from the struggles of last season by the arrival of Edouard Mendy, who has looked comfortable, assured and confident since the first time he stepped onto the pitch for us.
It was an impressively quick transition for someone who had no time to adjust to his new environment, and the goalie has today explained on the Chelsea official website just how he did it.
He attributes is mostly to his teammates:
“Everyone has done everything to help me integrate as smoothly as possible, the players, the staff, they have all helped me,” he explained.
“I respond to that by devoting myself to being the best goalkeeper I can be on the pitch, by doing what I can every day in training and in matches. I will continue like that to keep trying to help the team.”
His performances have been truly excellent – it’s not just been a case of an upgrade on Kepa, he’s been genuinely superb, one of the top performers in the whole of Europe in that position as far as we’re aware.
He and his colleagues deserve great credit for that.