Edouard Mendy has etched himself because the No.1 between the posts, displacing Kepa Arrizabalaga. Tuchel has up to now used Mendy in all of the matches because the beginning goalkeeper, besides one – when Kepa was chosen forward of Mendy for the Newcastle United encounter.
It was Mendy as soon as once more in opposition to Leeds United. As Leeds tried to reciprocate the stress Chelsea put within the beginning ten minutes, Tyler Roberts got here inside inches of opening the rating line. The 15th minute noticed Andreas Christensen lose possession by gifting a go straight to in-form Leeds star Raphinha and the ball subsequently fell into striker Tyler Roberts’s path.
He tried to select the top-right nook with a roller of a ball. The 6’5” tall Senegal shot-stopper leaped as excessive as he may to disclaim a impasse opener with a fingertip save.
The world-class save prompted the ball to hit the highest of the crossbar earlier than happening into play. It saved the scoreline intact for each the groups heading into half-time.
Take a bow, Mendy!