Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy was called the Premier League’s best goalkeeper by Brad Friedel following his incredible performance against Brentford.
Mendy made a series of superb saves to thwart Brentford, as the Blues escaped with a 1-0 Premier League scuffle.
The 29-year-old Senegalese goalkeeper fought off Saman Ghoddos, Ivan Toney and Pontus Jansson at close range, then still found time to fend off Christian Norgaard’s header.
He made six total saves – his most in a Premier League game – as he recorded his 20th clean sheet in the competition.
With the shutout, the Senegalese international has reached this milestone in just 38 Premier League matches.
And Friedel, who has kept 132 clean sheets in 450 Premier League appearances for three top-tier teams, believes Mendy is currently the best shot in the division and better than the likes of Liverpool’s Alisson and Manchester’s David de Gea. United.
“The top scorer of the four,” Friedel told The Sun.
“He’s also the most underrated right now, but then again he’s still the most unknown at the start of his second season in England.”
He added: “Mendy also looks the most unfazed. There isn’t that much movement in his game, but he’s still fast and explosive.
“He is sure of himself, orders his box and really fits in with Tuchel’s philosophy.
“When teams shoot or line up free kicks against Mendy, I never think he’s going to make a mistake.”
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