Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has finally proven that he can also concede goals in the Premier League as he had no choice but to let in a goal on Saturday against Sheffield United.
The 28-year-old Senegalese goalkeeper who joined Chelsea during the 2020 transfer window for a transfer fee worth €24 million, had not conceded any goal in the league before Saturday’s match. He headed into the match with three clean sheets in three consecutive Premier League games.
The goalkeeper was expected to land his 4th clean sheet but Sheffield United‘s David McGoldrick took advantage of the low concentration level of Chelsea’s defense to score in the 9th minute of the match.
McGoldrick’s goal was not just the first goal Edouard Mendy conceded since he made his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace on October 3, 2020, it was the first goal he conceded after keeping 6 consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for the London based club.
That however became the second time in 8 matches in all competitions that Mendy has conceded a goal in Chelsea’s colors. The first time he did that was in an EFL Cup against Tottenham on September 29, 2020.
Though Edouard Mendy finally concedes a goal in the Premier League, the match ended in such a way that the Senegalese goalkeeper will have little or nothing to worry about afterward. His teammate reacted very well against the early goal and canceled it with four goals.
Within 14 minutes after McGoldrick scored Sheffield United’s goal against Chelsea, Tammy Abraham took advantage of Kovacic pass to level the scoreline. In the 34th minute, Ben Chilwell scored his second goal for Chelsea to make it 2-1.
While in the 77th minute, Thiago Silva scored a header to become the second oldest man to score for Chelsea (36 years 46 days). The oldest to ever score for Chelsea was Glenn Hoddle, he scored for Chelsea when he was 36 years and 150 days old.
The moment @TSilva3 got off the mark as a 🔵!— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 7, 2020
(That Ziyech cross though… 😍) pic.twitter.com/wtyD4rBLPd
In the 80th minute, Timo Werner completed the beautiful victory with his 4th goal for Chelsea to make it 4-1. Afterward, Sheffield United could not do much as they had to leave Stamford Bridge at the bottom of the league table. While Chelsea ended the day in the 3rd spot on the league table with 15 points in 8 league games.
Frank Lampard is happy with Edouard Mendy and everyone else
The Match ended so well that the manager of Chelsea, Frank Lampard could not criticize how Chelsea defenders forced Edouard Mendy to concede his first Premier League goal. The coach said he was happy with all the players.
“It was enjoyable”, Frank Lampard told BBC Sport after the match. “This is a team that is so difficult to play against. They are a great team with an incredible coach. The reaction was brilliant to the goal – we created a lot and were secure. I’m happy with everybody.
“The balance of the team felt great. There were so many good things in what we were creating, we scored two goals from set-pieces.
“I don’t want to get too carried away but I’m happy.”
After the Fifa international break which will commence next week, Chelsea will continue their fight for the league title by visiting Newcastle United on November 21 at 13:30.